1st Nebraska (CO. A)
Capt. Paul Lahowitz / Omaha Ne
Unit Stats - Approx 25-man roster / Averages 14 to 16 rifles at most events / mainstream organization / 1 of the old guard member units of the U.S. Muddy River Battalion / has a handful of civilian members / Monthly meetings / Located out of Omaha Nebraska area with members in and around / Has the ability to outfit potential recruits with loaners to try out hobby / actively recruiting new members!
UNIT BIO - The 1st Nebraska was formed sometime in the late 1980's originally as the as "Irish Battalion" and the organization was located in and around the Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska area. As a generic Irish Battalion, we portrayed both Union and Confederate troops at many events and saw service in the reenactments of Shiloh, Prairie Grove, Butler, Westport, and Gettysburg. Additionally, we have been at numerous local events and parades. Many of our members have been involved in many Civil War movies, such as: "Glory", "Dances With Wolves", and "Gettysburg". We have also been involved in numerous school presentations and other such activities.
The "Irish Battalion" served us well as a name, it reflected the Irish units that fought for both the North and South. In 1990, we decided it was more important and it made more sense to portray the regiment that Nebraska organized so we voted to change the name of our organization to: "1st Nebraska Infantry', We wanted to tie into the rich and almost forgotten history of our own area. So we voted to represent the Nebraska Territory in 1861.
In early 1996, we voted for a company designation. We chose Company A. - As the years have passed, new members have joined to make the unit what it is today. In every event we attend, we continue to bring honor and pride to the many men who called Nebraska their home. We joined the Muddy River Battalion when it was organized in 2007 & we are proud to be a member unit!