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23rd Virginia Infantry Photo Gallery




Military Through the Ages

Jamestown Settlement, Virginia

March 18 through 20, 2011


Members of the 23rd Virginia Infantry portrayed our regiment in the Spring of 1861. Visitation in the camp this year was excellent, with Saturday's attendance at the park exceeding 5,000. 






Private Harlow (background) watches anxiously as Private Dietrich tries

one of his famous "scorched earth" taters.



Living History at Brooklyn Plantation

Halifax County, VA

On the site of the mustering of Company E, Brooklyn Grays

May 20 through 22, 2011



Encampment of Company E, Brooklyn Grays on the lawn between Brooklyn Plantation and the Brooklyn Post Office (right).

It is believed that this is the location where Company E mustered into service May 7, 1861, under Captain William Haymes.






Men of Halifax sign their enlistment papers.

The farmer on the right is too old to enlist but offers his only son into the service of Virginia.




Halifax County's representative to the Secession Convention in Richmond reads

the ordinance of secession to the people of Halifax County.




The uniforms of today's 23rd Virginia (left) are patterned after that of Company E, Brooklyn Grays. The photo at right of

William Hightower is believed to have been taken about May of 1861, possibly when the company arrived at

Richmond's Camp Lee for training. Although similar, it is not the same uniform worn by 1st Sgt. Hightower when he was

mortally wounded in 1863 at Chancellorsville and which is now displayed in the visitor's center there.



Living History at Spangler's Spring

Gettysburg NMP, PA

June 24 and 25, 2011

















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