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General Rules   

 

1.      All rules and regulations are subject to clarification and interpretation by the event hosts whose decisions are final, and violators may be subject to expulsion from the site, individually or as a unit. 

2.      Unit commanders are responsible for the conduct and actions of their members.

3.      Officers are expected to bring sufficient troops to justify their rank.

4.      Rank above Captain is subject to the approval of the respective army commanders.  No Battalion Commander will hold the rank above Colonel without event organizer approval. 

5.      Any individual or group directly disobeying the order of their respective overall commander will be subject to removal from the event.

6.      Unit commanders will make sure their new recruits are properly drilled and are sufficient with firing and safety precautions prior to the battles. 

7.      Officers have a responsibility to know the medical condition of the men in their commands!

8.      All participants are expected to behave in a fashion that reflects well on themselves, their unit and their forebears.  Rowdiness, abusive language and drunkenness will not be tolerated. 

9.      Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs will result in immediate dismissal from the event site.  Drunkenness and abusive or unruly behavior will not be tolerated. 

10.   Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on event premises.

11.   No fireworks allowed at any time either in camp or on the battlefield.

12.   “Unscripted” or Spontaneous” battles are expressly forbidden.  Units or individuals engaged in such activity will be removed from the site.

13.   No live ammunition will be allowed at anytime.

14.   Event host require that all participants sign a waiver of liability in order to participate.   Minors must have written permission of a legal guardian.

15.   Only participants who are qualified modern medical personnel will be allowed to render any type of first aid, except in an emergency situation.  Event hosts will coordinate communications to locate and remove individuals promptly who require medical attention. 

16.   Unit colors must be full size and correctly constructed according to each army standards.  Unit colors will be carried during battle scenarios only with the approval of event military staff.

17.   No commercial reproduction (audio, visual, or otherwise) of the events various activities or scenarios may be made without the expressed written consent of the event organizers.

18.    There will be no recruiting on the property by units attending the event without the permission of the event host.

 

Authorized Participants

1.      All Reenactors registered must carry liability insurance through a parent reenacting affiliation.   Only by the approval of the event organizers will individual units be allowed to register without battalion affiliation.

2.      No one under the age of 16 will carry or use a weapon of any type while in camp or on the field without permission of the event provost marshal. No one under the age of 14 will take the field unless he is a fully functional musician or other non-combatant approved by the provost marshal. No one under the age of 13 may take the field in any capacity.

3.      Women may portray combatants with the approval of their immediate commanders.  Every reasonable effort must be made to disguise their gender. 

 

Camp Rules

1.      Any vehicle left in or near camp area after 11pm on Friday will be towed.

2.      The event hosts are not responsible for lost or stolen items or vehicles.  Security will be offered on a “best efforts” basis in the parking area and camps.

3.      No modern camping will be available on site. You may stay in your RV in the parking area, but no fires or fire pits will be allowed in the parking area. Also, no tent camping is allowed in the parking area.  Hook ups for RV’s will not be available.

4.      Camping will be in designated areas only.

5.      No visible modern items such as, coolers, Tupperware, plastic bags, plastic tarps, flashlights, tape recorders, TV’s or Coleman lanterns are allowed to be in the open in any civilian or military camps.

6.      All civilian and military personnel will be in period dress for the duration of the event.

7.      11:00pm Friday and Saturday will be the “all quiet” in the camps time.

8.      Disturbances caused by rowdiness, drunkenness, or, any other activity will be dealt with by the designated camp provost at the direction, and request, of the event hosts and local law enforcement.

9.      Please collect trash at the end of the event and place at the head of the company street in one location for pick up.

 

Fire Regulations

1.      No fire pits for fires will be permitted in the sutler area.

2.      All fires pits must be dug out, or rock lined, or earth ring pits.

3.      All fire pits must be constructed in the open with a 10 foot diameter safety area around the pit.

4.      All fires must be attended at all times and participants should have a bucket of water nearby.

5.      Do not place glass, metal, plastics and garbage in the fire pits.

6.      Replace earthen sod to near original condition.

 

Battle Scenarios

1.      All canteens will be full prior to battle scenarios.

2.      No unscripted hand to hand will occur.

3.      No rifles will have bayonets in the fixed position during the battle scenarios.

4.      Any overly aggressive “hand to hand” or “flag grabbing will occur unless it is agreed to in advance and approved by battalion commanders.

5.      During medical emergencies when crews and equipment are on the field, all fighting must stop until the emergency has ended.

 

Weapons Rules

1.      No Reenactor will allow any spectator to handle or fire a loaded weapon during the weekend.

2.      Weapons will not be discharged in camp and only fired in the designated areas under the command of the NCO’s or Company Officers.  Recruits should be instructed by the NCO’s in drill, and as to loading and firings in battle conditions.

3.      Only 3-band muskets allowed for infantry.

4.      Cartridges for muskets should not exceed 65 grains for 58.cal weapons, or 85 grains for 69.cal weapons.

5.      Ammunition will be carried as pre rolled cartridges only.  No penny wrappers, staples, tape, wax, aluminum foil should be used for musket cartridges.  No “Wonder-Wads” for pistols.

6.      No “wadding” is to be rammed after powder is poured. 

7.      Ramrods will not be used during any scenario. Ramrods may be carried onto the field and used during inspection and for Living History demonstrations only.

8.      Firing of weapons shall be elevated when at close ranges. In no case will direct fire take place inside 20 yards distance between opposing forces.

 

Uniform Regulations

1.      All bayonet scabbards should have a metal tip securely fastened or tightly closed and sewn leather.

2.      All clothing, equipment and camps should present the proper period style, material and design. 

3.      No bare foot impressions allowed.

 

Infantry Regulations

1.      Only Officers and NCO’s will be allowed to carry and use side arms. 

2.      All infantry companies will conduct drill prior to battles.

3.      Bayonets must remain sheathed during the battle scenarios.

 

Cavalry Regulations

1.      All participants bringing horses and/or mules to the event will be required to present upon arrival a valid Coggins test (within 1 year).  Papers must be verified through event inspectors designated by the event coordinators.  Horses and/or mules arriving without proper paperwork will not be allowed on the premises.

2.      Cavalry will conduct drill prior to battle to ensure safety of riders and spectators.

3.      No horses will be ridden through camps or sutlers areas at any time during the event.  Riders are to be particularly careful around the large number of spectators expected for this event.

4.      Cavalry will utilize authentic reproduction carbines, revolvers, shotguns and sabers.

5.      During the event, spectators are not allowed to ride or sit on a horse.

6.      Troopers will maintain control of their animals at all times.

7.      Picket lines will be safely constructed and remained monitored thru out the event.

 

Artillery Regulations

  1. Guns crews will conduct proper drill prior to firing
  2. Gun Crews will ensure powder/rounds are stored in a safe and secure manner.

 

Edit date 07/23/2014