The First Colorado Volunteer Infantry is an American Civil War living history group. We portray Company D that fought against the Confederacy in the 1862 New Mexico campaigns. Our male members form up as an infantry unit. Our female and invalided members portray civilians of the period.
The organization, which is a Colorado educational non-profit, was the dream of a handful of reenactors from all over the United States. Started in 1974, it has participated in living history events throughout the nation. Most notable were the 125th of Gettysburg and the Red River March in Northern Louisiana.
The First has also participated in filming a number of period television programs and movies including Dream West, Gettysburg, and Andersonville. Members have also served as historical consultants on documentaries.
The First Colorado prides itself on its authenticity. It also works collegially with other units such as Colorado's own First Texas and the Holmes Brigade of Missouri. We welcome any new member who has a love of American History and wants to "get it right" when doing living history. We are a family-oriented unit that welcomes single, couple or family participation. We have included the membership dues structure in this site.