GRAND REVIEW

BREAKING NEWS(12/12/2014): Added a bulletin from Col. Downes on the Letters page about next year's Grand Review in Washington D.C., Sunday May 17th, 2015.

BREAKING NEWS(11/02/2014):PARADE ROUTE CHANGED On my recent trip to Gettysburg I discovered sewer work on Steinwehr Avenue. A recent email from the Regimental Quartermaster confirmed my suspicions that the route has been altered. The parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will step off at 1pm from LeFever Street and follow the traditional route to Liberty Street, turning left onto Middle Street, left again onto Baltimore, right onto Steinwehr Avenue and finally left onto Taneytown Road. The parade will end at the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Although construction on Steinwehr Avenue has forced the parade route onto Taneytown Road, all Steinwehr Businesses remain open to their customers.

BREAKING NEWS(10/12/2014):

Came across this photo of John Heiser in 1978 at Prospect Hill in Fredericksburg. Read the blog here!

BREAKING NEWS(10/11/2014):

Added Special Orders 2 from Col. Downes regarding Dress Parade at Cedar Creek here!

BREAKING NEWS(9/22/2014):

Added two notes on New Market Heights taking place this weekend, Rules and Parking here!

BREAKING NEWS(9/07/2014):

Added the Fall, 2014 Newsletter to the Newsletter page. Read all about the remaining fall plans for the NR from the desk of our Colonel, Tom Downes, here!

BREAKING NEWS(7/27/2014):

Redesigned the front page with a bigger scrollbar for news, reinstalled the blog or 'News' page, and added a photo from Jeff Smith.

BREAKING NEWS(6/22/2014):

Adjusted the navigation menu to show well on the Samsung Tab4 mini tablet.

BREAKING NEWS(6/19/2014):

Visit the Unit Members Page for the link to the new website for the 27th Connecticut here!.

BREAKING NEWS(5/18/2014):

Read Lt. Col. Adler's After Action Report for the 150th Wilderness here. Also...read what the Southern Division had to say here.

BREAKING NEWS(5/6/2014):

Watch a brief video of the 150th Spotsylvania here.

BREAKING NEWS (4/24/2014):

As of today the new site is up. Check out information about the 150th Spotsylvania on the Newsletters page Here!. If you have any news or photos to contribute, please send them to the webmaster at lovetheloons@hotmail.com!

BREAKING NEWS (3/2/2014):

YouTube problems: If you are using the Chrome browser and cannot increase the size of the videos to fullscreen, here is what to do. Type "chrome://plugins" in the search bar and expand to details by clicking the "+ sign" next to details on the right side of the page. You should have a couple of Adobe flash options. If not, download Adobe Flash and refresh the plugins page. Disable the Adobe Flash plugin that has "Pepperflash" in the description and then refresh the webpage and the problem should be solved. Click Here! It is also solved on YouTube as well. The Safari browser no longer shows the fullscreen option on Youtube videos and I have not found a work around yet, therefore, I would not recommend using this browser. Firefox, Opera, and IE work fine.

BREAKING NEWS(2/14/2014):

Happy Valentine's Day!

BREAKING NEWS(1/3/2014):
Problems with the hosting site of our form on the Contact page required switching providers and slightly altering the form.

Happy New Year!

The illustration is by Winslow Homer, and is entitled, "Seeing the Year Out"; January 5, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.

BREAKING NEWS(12/31/2013)
Added 109 images of 140th Spotsylvania to the Image page. Organized all images in page folders (behind the scenes). Completed the Newsletters page, including 5 newsletters. Added a form to the Contact page. Aside from adding more images and completing the mobile site, the site is ready to go live. Once live, the Blog or News page can be added. Looking for feedback on alterations, changes or additions. Send your comments to the board and to the webmaster.

BREAKING NEWS(12/30/2013)
Site has been tested in Chrome, Opera, Safari, Firefox, IE9 and IE8. Contact page has been completed and working on Newsletter page. News page will be a blog when site goes live. Schedule page has been updated as well per Tom Downes' NR Newsletter for December, which you can read here

BREAKING NEWS(12/16/2013)
Read an article about Christmas in the Civil War from the Washington Times.

BREAKING NEWS(12/6/2013)
WEBSITE
Added copy to Home page, completed History and Media pages.

BREAKING NEWS(12/5/2013)
WEBSITE
Changed menu placement to position below penant marquee. Edited images for slideshow and changed content in scrollbar.

BREAKING NEWS(12/4/2013)
WEBSITE
First rendering of National Regiment Home page completed.

  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • 150th Chancellorsville, 2013
  • Remembrance Day, 2002
  • Remembrance Day, 2002
  • Remembrance Day, 2002
  • Remembrance Day, 2003
  • Cedar Creek, 2006
  • 145th Fredericksburg, 2007
  • 145th Fredericksburg, 2007
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Fredericksburg, 2012
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 150th Gettysburg NPS Event, 2013
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004
  • 140th Spotsylvania, 2004

Photo of Tom Downes

Since its inception, the National Regiment (NR) has been recognized as the leading element for change and authenticity at the Federal battalion level. The National Regiment was the first regimental-size Federal organization in the East to:

Organize a formal and annual Officer/NCO Training School
Study and train from the same "period" manuals
Conduct full regulation dress parades and guard mounts
Mount a 24 hour regimental guard and advanced guard
Conduct a full 24 hour grand guard with reliefs for outposts, sentinels and vedettes
Establish regulation regimental camps of infantry in garrison or "campaign" bivouac using shelter tents or no tents
Conduct advanced regimental and brigade-size drill evolutions in training and on the field
Conduct maneuver by bugle command
Conduct regimental level bayonet drill on a regular basis and
Implement the philosophy, "If you can't carry it, you don't need it!"

Because of the reputation for professionalism and expertise the NR has developed over the years, all or portions of the NR, or individuals belonging to the NR, have been instrumental in nearly every major production having a Civil War theme. These productions include Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln”, several episodes of Civil War Journal, “Glory”, “Gettysburg” “Somersby”, “Gods & Generals”, “Cold Mountain” and many more. As the reenacting hobby moves through it’s sixth decade, the National Regiment will continue to stand at the forefront, leading by example and urging it’s members to continue to research, study, practice and excel in their portrayal of the Union Soldier of the American Civil War.