About Us

The 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company B is a Civil War reenacting regiment founded in 2009. The founders wanted to experience first hand the Civil War soldier's life through authentic reenacting and inform the public about the importance of the role of the Civil War soldier in preserving the Union and building our great nation.

Who We Are

The 15th Michigan continues today to be devoted to public education. Our purpose is to foster and preserve the history of the Civil War era (1861 - 1865). We conduct Civil War battle reenactments, military drills, parades, memorials and historically accurate living history portrayals of civilian and military lifestyles.

   Military impressions are open only to men since no women served in the original regiment. Boys under the age of 16 may participate in non-weapon-bearing military roles, although under some circumstances this restriction can be waived.

   Civilian impressions are encouraged for wives and children of new members who are interested in creating a civilian impression.

   The 15th Michigan is funded through membership dues, donations and fund raising activities such as parades and living history portrayals and demonstrations. Current dues are $10.00 per year.

   Becoming a member in the 15th Michigan is simple. It starts by contacting the unit at reenactor@15thmichigan.us. This is a good time to ask any questions you have about joining the 15th Michigan or reenacting as a hobby. A membership application and information packet will be sent to you after you contact us. Complete the form and return it by mail to the unit address which will be provided with the form.

   The First Sergeant and Non-Commissioned Officers give new members special instructions. This is to help you learn the drills and bring your competence up to the level of the other members. After completion of the 5 drills and your demonstrated competence, the Board of Directors will vote to approve your membership. As a full member you have a vote in all regiment business, are eligible to run for an administrative office and apply to become a NCO. Your membership continues as long as you pay membership dues.

   The 15th Michigan has high standards in both drill and equipment. Our members strive to maintain these standards and help new members become a team member that reflects our spirit and brings credit to us as Re-enactor, and to the men of the original 15th Michigan.

   If you are interested in learning more about the 15th Michigan or want to join us, please contact the 15th Michigan.

15th Michigan Members

Military Roster
Name 
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Military Rank E-mail
Tommy Anderson Private  
 John Bednarz First Sergeant jeb15mi@gmail.com
Ray Berels First Corporal RBerels@comcast.net
TJ Berlucchi Private  
Tom Berlucchi Captain  
Mike Broihan Private  
Brian Burtka Private  
Frank Jedro Private  
Alex Konieczny Private  
Alex Lambert Private  
David Lambert Private  
Domonick Lankford Fresh Fish  
Gregory Milobar Private  
Bruce Robere Command Private Major  
Erv Rock Private  
Mike Parr Private  
Nathan Pierce Private  
Ron Pierce Private  
Mike Ruffini Private  
Josh Shermataro Private  
Tom Spanski Private streamster48@yahoo.com

 

 

Civilian Members
Name 
Special Impression E-mail
Inactive Members
Name 
Special Impression E-mail
Foster Crowl Private  

Historical Note

OUTSIDE SHILOH 1862...

"March 29 - A good day for spring fever and it took hold of a good many. Have been busy all day preparing to leave for the south. This eve the 15th Mich came in tired, dirty and used up. The regt. Numbers about 900 and are armed with Austrian muskets, a very clumsy looking gun."

From The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861-1863

 

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