General Safety Rules & Regulations
Be aware that when you sign your registration form, you are agreeing to abide by the Safety Regulations and Rules for this event.
Weapons safety inspections will be conducted prior to each tactical or battle.
All reenactors must affiliate with a unit to participate. The command staff will attempt to assign individuals registering without a unit affiliation to units but this does not guarantee acceptance by that unit. It is the individual’s responsibility to affiliate and if no recognized unit is found the individual will not be able to participate. Affiliation means that the unit or individual will be under the control of, camp with, be inspected by and fall in for battle with that recognized unit. The event Commanders and organizers will make the final determination if a registration is accepted.
All safety regulations will be strictly enforced through a provost and/or appropriate safety personnel. Any violation of these rules will be grounds for an individual or unit to be removed from the field.
No one under the age of 14 will be permitted on the field of battle. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Commanding Colonel.
No one under the age of 16 will be permitted to carry a rifle on the field.
NO projectiles, bullets, musket balls, or loading blocks will be carried at any time at the scene of an event.
Opposing troops will not advance within 25 yards of another unit at any time during this weekend. Exceptions will only occur if they have been carefully planned prior to the event and approved by the commanding Colonel.
All firing will be done at an elevated angle. Never aim a weapon directly at another person.
There will be no weapons fired in the bivouac or encampment area or along routes of march without prior approval or direction of the Company Safety Officer. Infractions will result in expulsion of the individual and/or unit. All cartridges must be made up prior to the event. In the case of a prolonged event or unexpected firing activities, cartridges may be made at a designated safety area only, not in camp or near exposed flames or visitor’s cigarettes. No staples will be used in any cartridge. Nails, vent picks, etc. should be kept out of the cartridge box to avoid accidentally dropping any of these objects into a muzzle.
Maximum musket or rifle cartridges will follow the Table of Maximum Loads. Only FFg or FFFg black powder will be used – NO Pyrodex. NO FFFFg (4F) powder will be used except by artillery units for priming. Cartridge paper will not be placed in the barrel and NO wadding or ramming will be permitted except in the use of handguns (Absolutely NO wonder wads, Cream of Wheat recommended). Multiple loading is not permitted.
Cartridges will not be carried anywhere on the person except in a hard cartridge box unless they are securely wrapped in foil in lots of ten and carried in your haversack.
Powder will only be carried in the form of cartridges, no powder horns or flasks.
Ramrods can be carried, but are not to be drawn and used under any circumstance, unless otherwise directed by the Company Safety Officer for safety checks.
Unit formations will be held previous to each battle, where weapons, accouterments and cartridges will be inspected. Those failing this inspection will not be allowed to carry the failing firearms onto the field.
Each unit commander is responsible for the conduct of his men (this includes women and children). The commander is responsible to make sure that his personnel and those assigned to him are aware of the safety rules and that they understand and abide by them.
3 band muskets are required.
NO non-period weapons are permitted.
NO civilians may have weapons.
Ramrods are not to be drawn on the field with the exception of Safety personnel clearing a weapon behind the firing line
Bayonets are not to be fixed on the field. Scabbards must have appropriate tips.
NO sheath knives will be carried on the field.
POWDER CHARGES limited to a maximum of 80 grains for .54-.58 caliber and 100 grains for .69 caliber, 60 grains for carbines; 14 and 30 grains for .36 and .44 caliber pistols respectively.
No weapons are to be discharged within 25 yards of the “enemy”; remember to always elevate when firing.
No weapons are to be discharged within camp boundaries with the exception of conducting weapons inspections under supervision of the unit safety officer or commanding officer.
No live ammunition is allowed in the park.
No tampions may be taken to the field unless in a wet condition. Company commander is responsible for inspection of muzzle prior to firing scenarios.
No “Wonder wads” are to be used in any weapon.
Artillery units will adhere to Standing Operating Procedures and will be under the command & direction of the appropriate Artillery Commander.
All artillery pieces must be full-scale.
All event military participants will carry a FULL CANTEEN at all times.
NO PETS will be allowed at this event under any circumstances.
No unaffiliated persons shall carry an NCO or commissioned rank without prior approval of commanding Colonel. No General Officers will be allowed on the field.
All reenactors must meet accepted standards for authenticity. In case of dispute all decisions will be made by the respective commanding Colonel.
Company streets must be kept clear of all obstructions, camp gear, and furniture. The company streets will be used for formations, troop movements, and provide emergency access to the camps. Fire pits must be at the top and bottom of the tent rows with enough room to allow passage even if a crowd is around the fire pit.
Fire pits may be dug with the sod reserved for replacement when the fire pit is filled. All dug fire pits will be filled prior to the breaking of camp at the end of the event. No trash is to be burned in the fire pit. This includes empty or full cans or bottles. Straw, hay and other flammable substances are to be stored at least ten feet away from any fire pit.
Vehicles are to be removed from the camp area after they are unloaded and moved to the designated parking area. No vehicles allowed in camp beyond 8am Saturday.
Vehicles are not allowed in camp except when specifically authorized during an emergency situation.
Vehicles are allowed in camps after the reenactment concludes based upon the posted rules of the event.
At the conclusion of each event, trash and unburned firewood shall be gathered and deposited in designated areas.