and Waivers for Attendees:
Note: Attendees means participants. All attendees must check in with registrars as soon as they arrive, regardless of whether pre-registered or not-knowing that you are here and what camp you are in will help us in case of an emergency. To receive any of the free benefits you must be registered and have filled out a waiver. We appreciate your help and we welcome you to this year’s event and educational days.
and Late Registration:
1. Registration Fee: No registration fees. Just have a good time.
2. Late Registration: No registration fee. You are still welcome to participate but please register upon arrival.
Have a good time.
Make positive suggestions on activities that
you would like to have to see at this event.
Suggestion box is at the registrar table.
Take ownership in helping to make this event
one you enjoy and want to come back to.
Attend with the thought that you are welcome
guest of the Blackford County Civil War Reenactment Club, Inc & the host
units: The 19th Ind. Lt. Art. & the 49th Ind. Vol. Inf., Co.
General Rules for
1. Anyone under the age of 18 must be sponsored and approved by
an adult participant who will be responsible for the safety and welfare of that
2. Runners and flag bearers [15 yr. of age and under] must have
host unit approval.
3. Minors under the age of 18 will not be permitted out of the
camps after midnight unless in the presence of an adult.
4. No hand to hand combat unless approved by host unit
5. First person impression during public hours.
6. Modern items in the camps are to be concealed out of the
sight of the public.
7. 1/2 bale of straw per dog tent.
Additional straw can be purchased at the price of a bale of straw.
We don’t want to purchase more straw than we need to because we have to
pick up and move all of the straw after the event is over.
Two days after this event is over, you
will not know that a reenactment took place here.
This ground will be cleaner that before we started the event.
This is our guarantee to use this ground for future events.
8. All participants (dismounted cavalry included) in the battles or skirmishes must show up for morning parade to be identified as a participant, and give good reason why they cannot participant in the mandatory drill which qualifies them to be in the battles and skirmishes.
9. If a participant is on foot (dismounted cavalry included), they will obey orders from the infantry staff officer or officers that they are assigned to.
1. Minors will not consume alcohol under any circumstance
at this event. Must leave event
sponsor if caught [*** no exceptions ***].
2. No excessive drinking. Any
alcohol consumed during public hours must be kept in period container and no
alcohol is to be consumed 2 hours prior taking the field whether in a skirmish
or battle.. Unit commanders must
see that alcohol is not abused in his camp.
3. Drinks must be in tin cups or period bottles.
1. Only prescription drugs are allowed.
1. By 6:30 a.m. all non-period wagons are to be moved out of the
camps into assigned areas.
1. Grass from the fire pits must be saved and put back after the
2. Be sure your fires have been put out before leaving.
1. No firing of weapons without the approval of the host unit
2. No firing of weapons after 7:00 p.m. unless approved by the
host unit commanders. All weapons must be inspected daily before firing.
All weapons must be inspected daily before firing.
3. Weapons must be 3 banded unless approved by the host unit
commanders or their designate. Mississippi
rifles, Henry’s, Spencer, are
acceptable. Other models must be
approved by the host unit commanders.
4. One weapon per person unless by the host unit commanders -
5. Minors 15 years in age and under will not fire a weapon.
1. No fireworks of any kind will be permitted.
1. Trash in the camps must be stored and kept
2. Do not put trash in the fires.
3. It will be picked up in the mornings (7:30) and evening
4. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep authentic camps
use the trash barrels located in the parking area (please don’t create
additional work for us).
1. Host unit commanders or their designate will determine the
number and which flags can be carried in battle.
1. Period glasses must be used if you have to wear glasses.
2. Non period and sun glasses are not allowed during the hours
that the public is in attendance..
1. Uniforms, clothing, accouterments and equipment must be of
the Civil War era in pattern and material [authentic reproduction].
2. No Indians unless in military uniform or unless approved by
host unit commanders.
3. No buckskins or trappers
4. No participants in blue jeans or non-period clothing
including foot ware.
L. Company Size:
1. Companies with less than 10 men will combine as a
unit with larger units.
2. Companies with less than 20 men cannot have a commander higher than the rank of captain unless approved by the host unit commanders or their designate.
M. Camp Setup:
1. Host units wanting to have their camps set-up in a particular way should get to the site in plenty of time to stake out the area before someone else claims the desired location.
2. Anyone setting up an A-Tent or Wall Tent will not be required to move if the area he has set up in has not already been reserved or marked off by a particular unit. One Dog Tent may be asked to relocate in the case of a larger unit's encampment needing the space.
3. All camp set-up disputes will be arbitrated by the event's coordinator who will make a just and final decision based on all circumstances considered.
4. Take as much area as needed for camp or unit set-up but don't take more than is needed.
N. Singing in the ranks:
1. During the time that spectators are present at the event there will be no singing of non-period songs or cadence. This is in respect to re-enactors who want to be authentic and the spectators who are paying to see the event.
O. Corp. patches or any other patches worn on head gear or uniforms.
1. Do not wear any non-period patches that were not used in the civil war. This applies to both Corp. and Company patches. We want to be as authentic as possible.
P. Battle Cry:
1. No non-period battle cry. This includes the battle cry of the Zulu against the British during the Zulu War of 1878. This is in respect to re-enactors who want to be authentic and the spectators who are paying to see the event.
1. Absolutely no parking or unloading in the cemetery.
Vehicles will be towed out per the cemetery staff.
2. Park in the designated area (north or south parking lot as
stated below and not the
camps). Do not park in the section on
the south end of the North paved parking lot which is designated and marked for
3M employees working at the plant. We have to remember that the parking lot belongs to 3M and not the
Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club; they are letting us use it as long
as we abide by their rules. Also, no parking along the fence section by
the cemetery to the north of the artillery camps. Vehicles will be towed away at
the owners expense.
Do not park in the section on the south end of the North paved parking lot which is designated and marked for 3M employees working at the plant. We have to remember that the parking lot belongs to 3M and not the Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club; they are letting us use it as long as we abide by their rules. Also, no parking along the fence section by the cemetery to the north of the artillery camps. Vehicles will be towed away at the owners expense.
a. North parking lots: Cars, pickups, vans, and artillery trailers.
b. South parking lots: Cars, pickups, vans, light trailers, artillery trailers, horse trailers, sutlery trailers, and RV's
3. Trash and fire wood is not to be left in the paved parking
lot. Use trash barrels.
1. The host units have the authorization to choose the overall
commanders for the US and CS for this event.
2. All commanders are to follow the event schedule unless
approved by host units
changed by the event sponsor (Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club).
1. Anyone found drunk, disorderly, or destroying another person or persons property will be ask to leave and pay for the items destroyed and or report the claim to local authorities. Destruction of another persons property will be the responsibility of the person destroying the property to replace the item or items, and not the responsibility of the Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club, Inc. to pay for the items destroyed by other participants. There must be proof and a witness, not hearsay, before an individual can be asked to leave the event. The host commanders have he authority to have anyone removed from the event that breaks the rule.
2. Campfires must be attended.
3. After 10 p.m. have fun but remember the person next to you be trying to sleep. Turn the
down a little.
4. After midnight; Please no unnecessary disturbance.
5. No one is to enter another persons tent without the approval
of that person.
6. Threats are not to be made by anyone to another person.
Read the rules and take your complaint to you commander. Remember you are
here to have a enjoyable, safe, and
fun weekend. Try to resolve your problems as adults and listen to both
7. Treat with full respect any re-enactor portraying a guard on sentry duty. Respect and comply with any requests he makes of you with regards to your entering or leaving the camp he is guarding. Any confrontation, disrespect or harassment hindering the re-enactor from performing his sentry duty will be grounds for dismissal from this event. This does not include previously arranged skits, which have been approved by the guard on duty, the commander of the guard, and the overall commander.
8. Other regulations based on common sense and common decency
[each person respecting the rights of others and remembering that this is a
family event with women and children].
9. Any person, persons, or unit that violates any of the event
rules [general, common sense, or safety] will be ejected. The host units commanders and the designated representative
of the Blackford County Civil War Reenactment Club, Inc. will have the authority
to eject anyone violating these rules.
These rules have been established
as a guide line to follow to
prevent problems before they occur.
They have also been setup
to protect the sponsors, host units, commanders, owners of this
property, the property of the neighbors joining this site, and the
you read these rules?