GENERAL RULES and PERTINENT INFORMATION
* Specialty Impersonations will be allowed with 1ST DIVISION Approval Only. Any specialty impersonations must be approved prior to the event and must be pre- registered.
* Infantry colors may be carried on the field.
* Participants must adhere to all 1ST DIVISION safety rules and regulations.
* A minimum of 16 muskets is required for a company, anything less must consolidate .
* You must stay with your assigned unit on the field, unless the scenario calls for you to portray taking a hit on the field and pretending to be wounded or killed.
* YOU MUST BE 16 years of age to carry a weapon and if you are under 18 you must have parental consent.
* No alcohol or illegal drugs.
* If you are bringing HORSES for either cavalry or artillery , YOU MUST have proof of Negative Coggins and up to date Health Certificate and/or an Equine Passport.
* Please keep trash picked up and placed in designated trash receptacles. Remember, we are on Private property and as a courtesy to the land owner, we should police our own areas, so PLEASE pick up any trash and placed in designated areas. please be responsible for your own clean-up! Thank You!
* NO RE-ENACTORS SHALL HAVE MODERN FIREARMS OR OTHER CIVILIAN WEAPONS ON THE FIELD OR IN CAMPS! Please leave any such firearms either at home or locked in your vehicles.
* ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE AMMUNITION is allowed in camps or on the field at any time for black powder or modern weapons. No projectiles, bullets, musket balls, loading blocks,cartridge paper, wadding, glue, staples, tape, or any other foreign object of ANY KIND may be put in the barrell of any pistol, musket or cannon.
* No ramming is permItted except in the use of handguns, therefore, NO RAMRODS are to be used on the field in battle.
* Bayonets may ONLY be fixed for inspections and to stack arms while staging for battle scenarios and as directed by commanders. YOU WILL NOT FIX BAYONETS IN BATTLE. They must be sheathed during battle or left in camp.
* No tampions may be taken to the field.
* ABSOLUTELY NO WONDER WADS will be used. Cream of Wheat is suggested.
* No one under the age of 16 is permitted to carry a firearm on the field. If under 18. a signed parental or guardian consent ( at the time of check in registration) is required before participation is allowed on the field.
* ALL weapons must pass inspections prior to the start of the battles. Weapons inspection will include inspection of cap pouches and cartridge boxes. Weapons failing inspections must be cleaned or repaired to the satisfaction of the inspecting officer before being used or permitted on the field. Please keep your muskets and all black powder guns cleaned as this could constitute safety violations.
* NO hand to hand combat or charging the enemy by an individual except as provided by scripted scenarios.
Anyone not abiding by this rule will be asked to leave the field, with the possibility of further prosecution.
* Weapons should reflect authenticity of the time period.
* WEAPONS INSPECTIONS AND REPORTS WILL BE DUE DAILY
* Only period correct uniforms and dress should be worn by re-enactors portraying camp life or on the battlefield. This includes period footwear like brogans, period boots, and shoes. For example: flip-flops, sandals, and tennis shoes would not have been worn. Bluejeans or modern zippered pants would not have been worn. Earrings, wristwatches, and face jewelry would NOT have been worn. Uniforms, weapons, and accoutrements including haversacks and canteens should reflect the period in history portrayed as much as possible. By re-enacting the era, we want to portray the best possible reproduction of the time in appearance and actions. Please do your best to accurately portray a person of that time period, as this is such a great opportunity to educate the public and respect your fellow re-enactors. If you are hanging out in camps or on the battlefield during the time that the re-enactment is open to spectators and the general public, please make every effort to be period correct in your attire and actions.
* Women portraying soldiers in the ranks should make every reasonaable effort to hide their gender. We know it is harder to hide gender by todays standards because women are only portraying men for a few hours during the battle or in camps and women of the era took on the role somewhat permanently as hundreds of women passed themselves off as men in order to serve as soldiers during the war, on both sides, We have no adequate numbers because they were so good at it, so please, honor the memory of these brave women and make every reasonable effort to hide your gender and wear proper uniforms.
* Only period correct tents are permitted in the Military and period Civilian camping areas. Campers, RV's, horse trailers used for camping and non-period and/or other modern type camping is permitted only in the designated areas.
* If you are period camping, either military or civilian, then you should be in period attire while in camp, especially during spectator hours.
* ALL modern food containers, including coolers should be kept in tents or away from public viewing. For
example: McDonald's cups and plastic bottles are not period correct.
* Only period correct chairs , tables, cooking and other accessories that would be considered period correct should be visible to spectators at the camp site. We are portrayng the life of the times and should do so in portrayal as close to being period correct as possible for the spectators.
* After unloading, your vehicle , ALL modern vehicles MUST be taken out of camp and parked in the designated areas.
* Please be respectful of other campers, re-enactors, and spectators at all times.
* Please be respectful of night and sleep time for other campers.
* Portajohns will be provided and kept as clean as possible. When you use them, please be respectful of others who may follow your use , by being as clean as possible. Do not desecrate "restroom' facilities to be used by others, by creating unnecessary messes and stealing toilet paper or other accessories.
* Sutlers and Food Vendors will be available for daytime hours.