Discover the history by becoming a Civil WarReenactor in the 8th!

The 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Inc. is a living history organization, whose members are committed to the accurate re-creation of the life of the common federal soldier during the American Civil War. We are an honorary, reactivated unit in the service of the state of New Jersey and the United States of America and participate in many historical events throughout the country. The 8th New Jersey is an organization which stresses trust and respect for the individual member. Civilian and music impressions are welcome.

The 8th NJ Volunteer Infantry has been a proud supporter and active participant in the reenacting community since the early 90s. We are the only the living history unit "honorarily reactivated in the service of the State of New Jersey" by the State Senate. If you are interested in joining the 8th NJ, please fill out the recruitment form and one of our board members will get in touch to discuss what is involved and set you up with what you need to get started.

  • Recreate the life of the Union soldier
  • Learn history and military training of the era
  • Provide 1st or 3rd person impressions on the field
  • Low annual dues and registrations are usually covered
  • Start with a small event or scale up to a mega event

  • We can help with loaner gear, where possible

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We travel the east coast recreating history and fighting battles every year

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The 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Inc. is a living history organization, whose members are committed to the accurate re-creation of the life of the common federal soldier during the American Civil War.

The 8th New Jersey is an honorary, reactivated unit in the service of the state of New Jersey and the United States of America and participates in many historical events throughout the country.

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