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"The Old Company"

Reenacting the role of Co. A of the US Regular Engineer Battalion, the first Engineers in the US Army.

Take a look at the links below to find out what we are about.  We are always recruiting, so look around the site and if you are interested in joining us, or if you have questions, please send us an email or give us a call.  The information is at the bottom of this page or you can click here for an application.

US Engineers 1864

US Engineers Today

Please take a look at the galleries and pages linked below to get an idea of what our unit is about.

 About Company A

Reenacting the "Old Company"

Here is our Muster Roll and member information.

Our application, uniform guidelines and bylaws are also located here.

 

2014 Campaign Season

"Onward to Richmond" 

We've begun to plan our 2014 campaign.  Click the link to see what we have in store so far.  We'll be finalizing our major event plans soon.

 

FOR ALL UNIT MEMBERS

Several updates and additions have been made to our 2014 Event plans.  Please check the page to see the additions.

Engineer

 

Guidon

***UPDATED April 13, 2014***

 

Our next meeting is scheduled to take place during the Medina Living History.  We'll gather after the dinner hour on Saturday.

 

 

See the complete photographic reports of our yearly campaigns by using the links below.

2011 Campaign

'New Volunteers for the Union'

Click here for links and photos from our 2011 Campaign

 2012  Campaign

'The March to Fredericksburg'

Click here for links and photos from our 2012 Campaign.

 2013 Campaign

'The Road to Gettysburg'

Click here for links and Photos from our 2013 Campaign

 

 Update, January 2014

We have just added a new page with examples of our Topographic Engineer work.

Clock the link to see some of the maps we've done thus far.

Co. A, US Engineer Battalion is proud to be a member unit of the Union Volunteers.

If you want information about one of the fastest growing, most knowledgeable and welcoming umbrella units in re-enacting click the link below.

The Union Volunteers

In Memorium 

                      

           Richard "Dick" Rosche                         Frankie "June" Ruiz

 Sadly, in the autumn of 2013, we lost two good reenacting friends who were instrumental in getting us started in this pastime and in giving our unit a home.  Richard "Dick" Rosche got us started in reenacting through his generosity, guidance and support.  Frank "June" Ruiz brought us into the Union Volunteers and gave us a place where our unit was welcomed and our impression embraced.  Without you both, we simply would not exist.  We are truly grateful for the gift of your friendship.  Our colors now bear your initials as, in a very real sense, you are with us in all we do.  Gentlemen, you will both be missed- but will never be forgotten.  May God grant you a peaceful rest until that time when we are all called together again.  We salute you both.

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat

The soldier's last tattoo!

No more on life's parade shall meet

That brave and fallen few

On Fame's eternal camping ground

Their silent tents are spread,

And Glory guards, with solemn round,

The bivouac of the dead.

 

For more information regarding other Co. A activities see the links below.

A History of the Original US Engineer Battalion

We've added a Literature and Links Research Page 

for those seeking to learn more about the Corps of Engineers or military engineering in general.  Its constantly under construction so check it often.

A gallery of some of our tools

Engineers Exhibit at Echoes Through Time Learning Center and Museum

Our training day building gabions

Click here to hear a short excerpt from our interview with NPR about the Hamlet of Townline, NY and their secession.

Videos from the Living History done at Burchfield  Park in West Seneca.  Take a look!!!

Civil War Railroads Research Link

A Very Special Honor

July 2013

Links and reviews of sites and sutlers...

 

Here are some examples of the newest addition to our impression, Topography.  We're expanding our T.E. impression and here are some of the maps we've done thus far.

UPDATED JANUARY 2014

 

We are also proud to be members of the following organizations

The Army Engineer Association

The Society of American Military Engineers

 

The Civil War Preservation Trust

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War-Weber Camp #44

Contact Company A, US Engineers via:

Company A, US Engineers email

US Engineers Twitter 

Phone 716 867-5946

Old School mail-   Co. A US Engineer Bn.
                              c/o Captain Raymond Ball
                              21 Muriel Drive
                              West Seneca, NY 14224