The Unit was formed in
the late 1980's as the "Irish Battalion" in Lincoln and Omaha,
Nebraska. As the Irish Battalion, we portrayed both Union and
Confederate troops at many events. We 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 voted to change the name to: "1st
Nebraska Infantry", (Irish Battalion). We wanted to tie into the rich
and almost forgotten history of our area. So we voted to represent the
Nebraska Territory in 1861.
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.