We are the 12th U.S. Infantry, a Civil War living history unit from Syracuse, NY. We participate in both local and national events and portray a regiment of the regular U.S. army that served throughout the American Civil War. Captain Neil MacMillan is our commander.

As members of the United States Volunteers (U.S.V.), we are part of the largest reenactor organization in the United States.


  1. Educate the public through living history exhibits, school presentations and other interactions
  2. To accurately depict & represent the life and times of the Regular Infantry in the ACW.
  3. Maintain an authentic camp atmosphere while fostering comradeship, fellowship and family togetherness.
  4. To safely perform the tactics and drill of the Regular Army in the ACW, always striving to improve our individual and group impression.
  5. Raise awareness of the state of Civil War Battlefield preservation.



Family participation is strongly encouraged and there is something for everyone whether military or civilian.
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Last Updated on 3/5/2018

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