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About the New England Brigade...

The New England Brigade is the premier Civil War reenacting organization in New England. Currently, we have 20 member units; totaling over 400 reenactors and historians representing the soldiers, sailors, and civilians of the Civil War era. Besides taking to the field of battle, we offer a living history component that one cannot experience through a book or movie. Our goal is to immerse you into the Civil War era through battle scenarios, military and civilian camp life, and the uniforms and clothes of the period. We hope to heighten your senses by the smell of the campfire, the thunder of the cannon and the crack of the rifle fire, the click of the telegraph, the feel of the fabrics of the era, the distant bugle call, the cavalry as it charges, the passion of first person impressions and the call to orders by command staff. We dedicate ourselves to bringing the American Civil War to life so the generations to come will know, remember and respect those before us.

The 2023 New England Brigade Executive Board:

President: Todd M. Bryda      

Vice President: Ken Sellers

Secretary: Thom Page

Treasurer: Deb "Auggie" Martin

Military Commander: Todd Bryda

Members At Large: Tom Bierly, Matthew Cronin, Steve Raff

Civilian Coordinators: Wendy & Bob Benedict

Ex Officio Member: Phil DiMaria (Artillery Safety Officer)

Ex Officio Member: Marc Bassos (NEB Web Coordinator, NECWE Coordinator)


The 2023 New England Brigade Command Staff:

Todd M. Bryda (Col., Military Commander)

Chris Blodgett (LT., Adjutant/OD)

Thom Page (Capt., Officer of the Day)

Tom Bierly (Sgt. Major)

Matthew Cronin (Sgt., Acting Sgt. Major)

Ken Sellers (Capt., Provost Marshall)

Dan O'Rourke (Capt., Quartermaster)

Matthew Cronin (Safety Officer)

Peter Preble (Capt., Regimental Chaplain)

Ernest Hegmann (Capt., Chief Signal Corps Officer)

Wendy & Bob Benedict (Civilian Coordinators)


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