The 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry
2017 Season Schedule

(Look for more details in future issues of 'The Monitor' and 'The Shoulder Arms')




72nd NYVI ~ Day of the Soldier, Tremont Cafe, 731 Main St # 1, Red Bluff, CA 96080, Jan 28 at 10:00 AM

We will have a room in the back of the cafe for our meeting. In brief, Day of the Soldier is the 72nd New York's annual business meeting. We will cover: elect new officers for 2017 season, take care of all company and club dues and applications, RACW safety test. There will also be 72nd shirts and coffee cups to buy along with other used gear, including three muskets, for sale to our members. 
In order to use the room at the restaurant, we need to buy lunch, with most menu items around $10.
* RACW individual membership dues are $35, family of 2, $45, 3 or more, $55.
* 72nd company dues are $15 for individual, $25 for a family


RACW/72nd NYVI ~ Sweetheart Ball and Presidents Bazaar, Red Bluff Veterans Hall, Feb 4, 2017 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

Enjoy the more civilized side of Civil War Reenacting where every loyal Union man, Confederate and Civilian will enjoy a night of dinner and dancing. with a family dance featuring lively music, festive refreshments and company of dear friends. This event is sponsored by the civilian group. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM, Dance at 7:00. See further details on the RACW and 72nd New York Facebook pages.

RACW/72nd NYVI ~ Marysville Historic Street Faire, Saturday Feb 11, 2017 

Located at same location as last years display, at the corner of 4th and C Streets on the lawn of the Library (across the street from the US Post Office). We should set up by about 8 a.m., with an opening set for 9 a.m.  If anyone wants to pitch some canvas as last year, that will be ok, just keep in mind not to use too much space so others can't do the same. If we get enough bodies, we can also form a unit and march in the parade. Craig Poundstone will bring a cannon for display as was done last year. All Union, Confederate, Civilians, Infantry and Artillery are welcome. We will tear down no later than 4 p.m. (or earlier if you wish to skedaddle). Call Rick Barram for questions or commitments to attend. If you need loaner gear you must let Command know ahead of time!


RACW ~Tactical, The Calvary Chapel, 21895 St. Francis Way, Palo Cedro, CA. March 24-26, 2017    This event cancelled due to weather

Join the 72nd as it musters out of winter camp, and prepares for the 2017 season at this non- public event. Basic training will be coupled with increasingly advanced maneuvers at this non-public event. Especially useful for novice reenactors. Friday setup is OK. Firing muskets is OK. Skirmishes are up to the Brigade and Unit Commanders.

72nd NYVI ~ Drill event, Dog Island Park, Red Bluff, March 25 @ 0800

The Captain and 1st Sergeant are calling for Company C to meet at Dog Island Park in Red Bluff for a full day of drill and fellowship on Saturday March 25! Huzzah! Lead elements of the company will be arriving on site at 8 am and everyone should expect to stay deep into the afternoon. Bring your full personal kit, loaner gear will be available, but there will be no shooting. More to follow regarding meals.


72nd NYVI ~ Red Bluff Round-Up Parade, Downtown Red Bluff, April 22 

Meet early morning to march in this grand parade which will help promote the Dog Island event!

RACW/72nd NYVI Event ~ Civil War Days, Dog Island Park, Red Bluff, April 28-30, (set-up on April 27) 

The annual flagship event for the 72nd New York, Company C will march in full numbers upon the sleepy hamlet of Red Bluff to drive the Rebels from the cottonwoods. A great chance for new men to interact with the public while still honing their marching skills.

Dog Island 2017 Event Poster

Dog Island 2014 Event Photos


NCWA Event ~Skyline Park, Napa, CA. May 6 – 7    CANCELLED 

"72nd to attend in strength!" This event takes the place of the Gibson Ranch event.

72nd NYVI Event, Memorial Day, Willows, CA. Monday, May 29th

Arrive between 9:00AM and 9:30AM at Willows Cemetery
Full uniform, bring rifle and ammunition. Lunch will be provided by the Organizers.


CCWS Event, Stewart State Park  June10th & 11th, 40 miles beyond Medford, OR.

Battle of Joseph Stewart - at the Joseph Stewart State Park Day Use area next to the beautiful Lost Creek Lake, witness an epic struggle between the forces of the Union and Confederacy! You can also walk the camps and discover numerous representatives willing to impart their own perspectives on the war, such as war-torn civilians caught in the middle, hucksters, and soldiers attempting to survive the deadly whiz of bullets and canister! A donation to the club is asked for at the gate, and is fun for the whole family! Battles at 11 AM and 3 PM on Saturday, and 11 AM and 2 PM on Sunday, with the camps being open from 9 AM to 5 PM and 9 AM to 3 PM respectively.


Stewart State Park is located about 20 miles Northeast of Medford on Hwy. 62 heading towards Crater Lake. The event is located at the Lost Creek Reservoir and is a beautiful location overlooking the lake. Reenactors heading from California should go North on Hwy 5, take the second Medford exit which will then put them on Hwy 62. Travelers will pass through the small village of Shady Cove which is only ten miles or so from the event. Upon reaching the park, look for signs guiding you to the event location which will be on the left side of the road. Dinner will be provided by the host club on Saturday night, we just need to provide them with an approximate number beforehand.


This event is the June 10-11 weekend. This has been a crazy year for our schedule of events. Typically in May and June we participate with other clubs further to the south, but this year those events have been cancelled. This will be the only “company level” event on our calendar between Dog Island (April 28-30) and Graeagle, July 1-2. Please do what you can to attend, you won’t be disappointed.


RACW Event, Graeagle 4th of July Days, Graeagle, CA. July 1st & 2nd 

Located high in the Sierra’s in Plumas County near the junction of Hwy 70 and 89. Full reenactment schedule and parade. Fun event high in the mountains with a great fireworks show.

2017 Event Poster

CHAS Event, Duncan Mills, CA July 15th-16th

This is one of the largest multi-club events in California. It's an old classic that never fails to impress, Duncan's Mills is a heavily attended event set in the cool climate of the north coast. Near Guerneville, CA (North of Santa Rosa).  This event generates large numbers of reenactors and of public, and is very popular amongst individual members of the 72nd New York.



RACW Event, Marysville, September 22-24, Riverfront Park,  Marysville, CA.

2017 Event Poster

RACW Event, Hawes Ranch and Farm Supply, Anderson, CA. September 29th- October 1st    CANCELLED

The 72nd will be attending this event with quite a few other units, please make a strong showing to support our club and country! Details to be provided later.

Other Schedules


BBCWR      ~Battle Born Civil War Reenactors                                   

CHAS          ~California Historical Artillery Society

NCWA         ~National Civil War Association

CCWS          ~Cascade Civil War Society


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