3RD REGIMENT SOP'S

3rd Regiment

1st Division

Army of Northern Virginia

Revised December 5, 2013

Battalion Standard Operating Procedures

3rd Regiment Standard Operating Procedures

This Standard Operating Procedure is intended to provide all 3rd Regiment Unit Commanders, and staff personnel, with a set of standardized guidelines on how the Regiment will function both on and off the field. This should help all commanders with the training of their units to allow smoother operations when the Regiment forms at events.

1. Regimental Command and Rank Structure

3rd Regiment is commanded by an elected Colonel and his appointed staff. Each staff member is appointed for a term of one year. The Colonel has the right to appoint a "temporary" replacement for any staff member who may not be able to attend an event. The Colonel also holds the right to terminate any staff member during the course of the one year term.

1.1 Rank and Chain of Command

The rank of officers and non commissioned officers within the Regiment will be in order of seniority as described in the "Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States."

a. Colonel: Commander

b. Lt. Colonel: acts as Executive Officer

c. Major: Senior Staff Officer

d. Senior Captain of the Regiment

e. Highest Ranking Commissioned Officer

f. Sergeant Major

g. Ranking Non Commissioned Officer

1.2 Regiment Authorized Staff Positions

Colonel

Lt. Colonel

Major

Adjutant

Quartermaster

Aide-de-Camp

Chaplain

Surgeon

Sergeant Major

Ordnance Sergeant (2)

Provost Sergeant

Orderly Sergeant

Engineer

The above staff positions shall be filled with members in good standing with the regiment.

2. Staff Functions and Responsibilities

2.1 Colonel, Commander

The Colonel is the commanding officer of the regiment and is responsible for the regimentís operations on and off the field. Some specific responsibilities of the Colonel include:

Selection and management of the regimental staff.

Organization and training of the regiment into a cohesive fighting force.

Maintaining high levels of authenticity and safety within the regimentís camp and during field operations.

Maintaining close liaison with Division and other battalion commanders.

Between events, he is the key communication link between 3rd Regiment, Division, and/or event coordinators. In addition, he will keep the units in the regiment informed of all issues affecting the regiment.

2.2 Lt. Colonel, Executive Officer

The Lt. Colonel is the regimentís executive officer and is second in command. He must be ready in all aspects to assume command if the Colonel is unable to command or is absent. The Lt. Colonel reports directly to the Colonel. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Lt. Colonel include:

a. Oversees the preparation of all administrative reports that are prepared by the regimental staff.

b. Commands the regimentís right wing when the regiment is operating in the field.

c. Regimentís primary training officer.

d. Assists the Colonel as necessary to properly manage the regiment.

2.3 Major

The Major is the regimentís third in command and must be able to assume command if the Colonel and Lt. Colonel are unable or command or absent. The Major will report directly to the Colonel. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Major include:

Commands the regimentís left wing when the regiment is

operating in the field.

Regimentís assist training officer.

Assists the Colonel and Lt. Colonel in the management of the regiment.

Command the regimentís skirmish detachment when deployed.

2.4 Adjutant

The Adjutant is the primary assistant to the Colonel in administrative matters and scheduling. The Adjutant will report directly to the Colonel and his staff. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Adjutant include:

Maintaining the regimentís daily schedule and informing the

the staff and company commanders of required formations and meetings.

Oversees the preparation and submission of required

regimental reports.

Forms the regiment for all parades and formations.

Regimental Provost Marshall.

Assists the Colonel with other duties as assigned.

2.5 Aide-de-Camp

The Aide-de-Camp is the personal aide to the Colonel. The Aide-de-Camp will report directly to the Colonel. He will assist as necessary with regimental operations and function as a messenger on the field.

2.6 Chaplain

The Chaplain is responsible for the spiritual well being of the regimental personnel. The Chaplain will report directly to the Adjutant. He will conduct church services and prayer meetings and advise the staff on any spiritual issues which affect the regiment.

2.7 Surgeon

The Regimental Surgeon is the senior medical advisor to the regiment. The Surgeon reports directly to the Adjutant on all regimental matters. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Surgeon include:

Administer to the health and well being of the regimental

members.

Maintain close liaison with Division Medical Staff and assist

required when directed to do so.

Advise the regimental staff of any medical related matters

require attention.

Station himself to the rear of the regiment during all field

operations, including drills, marches, and battles. This will

position him in a place to act as an additional safety observer

and allow him to check casualties during battle operations.

2.8 Quartermaster

The Quartermaster us responsible for coordinating with Division for the provisions needed by the regiment to function in the field. The Quartermaster will report to the Adjutant. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Quartermaster include:

Supervise the design and layout of the regimental camp,

including fire put placement and wood supply locations.

Assign companies their positions in regimental camp.

Control wood and straw distribution as required.

Coordinate with Division Quartermaster in procurement of wood, straw, and water for the regiment.

Assist the other staff members as required.

2.9 Sergeant Major

The Sergeant Major is the senior enlisted man in the regiment. The Sergeant Major reports directly to the Adjutant. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Sergeant major include:

Training all regimental NCOs and enlisted personnel.

Assists the Adjutant in camp operations, daily musters, and formations.

Assists the Ordnance Sergeant(s) as needed to help clear weapons.

Assists the Adjutant and Provost Sergeant with guard and picket mounting.

Assists other members of the staff as required.

2.10 Ordnance Sergeant(s)

The Ordnance Sergeant is the safety representative for the regiment. There will be two Ordnance Sergeants within the regiment. One will be assigned to each wing. They will report directly to the Adjutant. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Ordnance Sergeant(s) include:

Ensures the safety of all regimental weapons.

Repairs failed weapons if field repairs are possible.

Primary safety instructor for the regiment.

Assists other members of staff as required.

2.11 Provost Sergeant

The Provost Sergeant will supervise the policing of the regiment camp and ensure that good order and behavior is maintained. The Provost Sergeant reports directly to the Adjutant. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Provost Sergeant include:

Post camp pickets and guards as required.

Conduct periodic camp inspections to identify safety and/or authenticity problems.

Supervise the orderly flow of traffic through the camps during the set-up and break down of camps.

Supervise the removal of waste and trash from camp as directed by the Regimental Surgeon.

Provide assistance to stop disturbances in camp.

Assist other members of staff as required.

Assist Divisional Provost as needed.

2.12 Orderly Sergeant

The Orderly Sergeant is the primary assistant to the Adjutant in administrative matters and scheduling. The Orderly Sergeant works for and reports directly to the Adjutant. Some specific responsibilities assigned to the Orderly Sergeant include:

Prepares all regimental reports.

Assists company 1st Sergeants with the preparation of morning reports.

Assists other members of staff as directed by the Adjutant.

2.13 Engineer

The Engineer is considered as being "detached" to the regiment by the War Department in Richmond. The Engineerís main goal is to map and reconnoiter the surrounding land. When possible, he will assist the Quartermaster in selecting and setting up the regimental camp boundaries. The Engineer will assist other members of staff as needed.

3. Regimental Organization

The Regiment will form in accordance with the standards set forth in the Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States.

3.1 Chain of Command

The Chain of Command within the regiment will be Colonel, Lt. Colonel, Major, and then senior company commanders on the field in order of seniority as described in the Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States.

3.2 Elections

The Colonel is elected annually at the Regimental Business Meeting, usually held at the last Regimental event of each year, by the voting membership, in good standing, of the Regiment. Each company of the Regiment has one vote, usually placed by the unit representative. Every member of 3rd Regiment is invited to attend the yearly Regimental Business Meeting. Once the Colonel has been elected, he selects and appoints the staff that will assist him during the operations of the following year.

3.3 Regimental Meetings

Meetings of the 3rd Regiment at events will be scheduled ahead of time by the Adjutant. The meetings will be noted on the Regimental schedule prepared before each event. Please keep in mind that the designated time is subject to change, if the need arises, to keep pace with an event schedule. There will be a Regimental Officers/NCOs meeting held at least twice during the course of the event. It is expected of each unit present at the event to send a representative to attend the meeting in a timely fashion. Every member of 3rd Regiment is invited to attend the yearly Regimental Business Meeting. Tardiness or failure to attend meetings will not be tolerated.

3.4 Regimental "Probationary" Company Procedures

Companies desiring acceptance into the 3rd Regiment shall seek sponsorship from one of the Regimentís "permanent" companies. This allows new companies to request sponsorship from Regimental companies they feel best fit their unitís needs, thus making transition into the Regiment smoother. Once the new unit has obtained a sponsor, they will be voted on at the next Regimental event. All company sponsors must be in good standing with the Regiment at the time of sponsorship. The perspective company will be given a copy of the Regimental SOP and will give the Adjutant all needed contact information for that unit. The perspective company will also be placed on the mailing list for the Regimental Dispatch. After acceptance of the perspective company into the Regiment, the said company will be added to the Regimental roster, by the Adjutant, in a probationary status for one year. During that year, the new company will be in a non-voting status for all battalion issues. After the one year probation, the new unit will be voted on at an event that falls closest to the year anniversary of when their probation started. The said unit can be voted into the Regiment as full members, placed on another one year probation period, or dropped from the rolls.

3.5 Insurance

Every Member of the 3rd Regiment, 1st Division Army of Northern Virginia is required and it is mandatory to carry Liability insurance. Proof of insurance coverage for every individual taking the field must be on file with the 3rd Regimentís designated Insurance Representative and the Division Insurance Representative respectively. Proof of liability insurance coverage for all members of the 3rd Regiment will be forwarded to the ANV Insurance Representative for filing. Liability insurance can be obtained by purchasing the ANV Insurance Policy through the 3rd Regiment insurance representative.

A unit who elects to purchase their own liability coverage must pay dues to ANV of $2.00 per person and provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance to the Insurance Coordinator for the ANV and a COPY of the Certificate must be sent to the Insurance Coordinator for the 3rd Regiment. . Members not covered by insurance will not be allowed to take the field with the Regiment under any circumstances.

ANV Liability: Every person who takes the field in a capacity allowed by the ANV By-Laws, or is considered a "head of household must have Liability Insurance". This includes but not limited to the following: Musicians, Ice Angels etc. For the 2011/2012 year the cost will be $7.00 for Liability and $3.00 for Accident per Combatant/OR anyone taking the field; for a total cost of $10.00. A spouse or dependant, who does not take the field, is required to pay a flat rate of $3.00 per person. Couples that live together are not considered a household and each individual, in this case, is required to purchase his or her own liability insurance at the cost of $7.00 plus $3.00 for a total of $10.00. A single soldier or civilian 18 years of age is considered a head of household.

Registration forms and Insurance payment must be submitted to the designated Insurance Representative for the 3rd Regiment. The 3rd Regiment Insurance Representative will then check the forms for errors and confirm your membership in the 3rd Regiment.  The designated Insurance Representative will then forward all forms and payment to the ANV Division Insurance Representative for filing. All 3rd Regiment Company Commanders or their designated representative must send all paperwork, payments and list of Events directly to the 3rd Regiment Insurance Representative and not to the ANV insurance representative.     

Please be sure to use the appropriate forms provided on the 3rd Regiments Web Site under Forms/Insurance to submit your insurance for the 2011/2012 year. The Insurance year runs from April to April. Beginning in February 1, 2011 all insurance payments will become due and owing.   

Please make checks payable to: First Division, Army of Northern Virginia

Any check not made out in this way will be returned to the sender.

Please note: Neither the 3rd Regiment nor the ANV take credit or debit cards.

 Please send all completed paperwork, payment and list of company events for the year to:

Georgia Meadows

3006 Albany Court

Dale City, Virginia 22193

703-590-3172\ almglm@comcast.net

 

4. Training

In order for 3rd Regimen to function as an effective fighting force on the field, each company in the regiment must have an in-depth knowledge of the basics of company and battalion drill. To accomplish this, each company must be able to execute the movements described in Hardeeís Rifle and Infantry Tactics manual without difficulty. This can only be done through study and practice of both company and battalion drill. All officers and NCOs should own a copy of this manual and it is highly recommended for all personnel.

4.1 Regimental Drill Manual

The "official" drill manual of 3rd Regiment will be Hardeeís Rifle and Infantry Tactics. This manual can be purchased at the sutlers and can also found in a simplified form. The basics of all company and regimental drill shall derive from this manual. It is also recommend that company commanders purchase the two volume set of this manual.

It is also encouraged that the men know some of the basics of Gilhamís Heavy Infantry manual. This will only increase the means knowledge and also help them be better prepared in the event they ever need to use Gilhamís.

4.2 Company Formations and Drill

Depending upon the manpower at an event, the regiment will normally field six to ten companies.

The minimum number of men that will be allowed to form a "stand alone" company will be ten. In an event accompany has a strength under ten they will need to fins another small size company to consolidate with. When this occurs, company commanders within each consolidated company will alternate as the company commander in regimental formations. This will allow each company officer within a consolidated company a chance to command.

Companies will be assigned their place in line based on the regimentís need to have each wing equally capable and the demonstrated capabilities of each company. Companies desiring to be flank or color companies should be well-versed in the proper execution of all phases of the company and regimental drill.

At all designated events, you are expected to participate in all regimental drills, parades, and inspections that take place during each day of the event. Participation in these formations is mandatory in order to fight with the regiment. This is for safety of all and will be enforced. Company Officers and NCOs are responsible for the safe operation of their respective companies. A procedure will be put in place for those who are ill, late arrival to the event, or on detached duty. During these formations everyone must be accounted for.

Standard marching order for the regiment for battle scenarios is "full marching order" unless otherwise specified. Full marching order includes weapon, accouterments, canteen, haversack, and blanket roll or pack. For dress parades and drill it is recommended that the men fall out in "light marching order." Light marching order is weapon, accouterments, and canteen.

Battalion drill will always be conducted as early as possible during the day. This is to give the men more time during the day for personal time and is also meant to drill the men in cooler temperatures during warm weather events. The time will be subject to change due to event schedule.

4.3 Morning Reports

A properly filled out morning report from each company must be turned in to the Adjutant on each morning of the event. Due times of morning reports will be set by the Adjutant ahead of time. Morning reports can be obtained from the Regimental Staff if needed. The Sergeant Major can assist any company on how to properly fill out the morning report.

In the event that two or more companies are consolidated, each company must be identified on the back of the morning report.

It is of utmost importance that morning reports include everyone present within each company. These numbers can better help Division quartermaster to better ration out needed firewood and water to each battalion present.

5. Safety

Reenacting is inherently dangerous and safety must the foremost in our minds with everything we do at an event. Although it is impossible to prepare for every possible safety problem, we can reduce the threat by using common sense and following some basic safety rules. All soldiers of the regiment will attend a safety orientation and drill annually. Remember, if you are unsure of something, just donít do it! Unsafe practices will not be tolerated in the regiment. Violators will be dealt with accordingly.

5.1 General Safety

Anyone under the age of 12 will not be permitted on the battlefield. No exceptions!

In order for 12 and 13 year olds to go on the field they must be functioning musicians or attached to medical. They must show that they are mature and responsible enough to handle the dangerous environment of a battlefield.

14 and 15 year old may carry a weapon on the field only at the discretion of the Colonel.

Any participant under the age of 16 must get a field pass from regimental headquarters in order to take the field.

No individual or small group charges against the enemy will be tolerated. It looks bad and your potential for getting hurt greatly increases.

At no time will any company detach itself purposely from the regiment during a battle. We fight together as a regiment and will stay together as a regiment.

Hand to hand fighting will not be permitted unless it is approved and coordinated in advance.

Fireworks or pyrotechnics will not be used at any time by any member of 3rd Regiment.

Illegal substances or drugs will not be tolerated within the regiment.

Alcohol should be consumed in moderation. "Sloppy drunkenness" will not be tolerated within the regiment.

Any violation of the above rules will meet with disciplinary action as deemed fit by the Colonel.

5.2 Camp Safety

Company streets must be kept clear of all obstructions, camp gear, and furniture. The company streets will be used for formations, troop movements, walking, and to provide emergency access to the camps. Fire pits must be at the top and/or bottom of the respective company tent rows with enough room to allow passage even if a crowd is around the fire pit. Unless otherwise instructed, fire pits will always be constructed on top of the group. A fire bucket will be kept by the fire at all times. Never leave a camp fire unattended.

Mounted personnel are not authorized to travel through infantry camps. They must keep to the roadways on the outside boundaries of the camp. If, for some reason this cannot be avoided, the mounted soldier must first seek permission from regimental headquarters, dismount, and lead his horse mount until clear of camp.

5.3 Weapon Safety

No antique firearms will be allowed on the field for battles or firing demonstrations.

No non-period weapons or modified weapons may be carried or displayed at reenactments. These include Kentucky rifles, shotguns, cut down weapons, or any modern weapons.

Any reproduction firearm manufactured in India will be prohibited from taking the field or being fired at any 3rd Regiment, ANV sanctioned event.  They can be used for display purposes in camp or at local unit events.

The three- band musket is the preferred weapon of the regiment. Two-band muskets will only be carried by a front rank soldier or by a 1st or 2nd Sergeant.

Ramrods may be carried on the field but will never be drawn. The only exception will be when the Ordnance Sergeant needs to draw it for cleaning purposes, or when it id pre-authorized for a firing demonstration.

Tompions will not be carried past the point of departure for the battlefield.

Only commissioned officers, 1st Sergeants, and staff members are authorized to carry side arms.

Before taking a hit on the battlefield, make sure your weapon is cleared to prevent an accidental discharge. If a weapon hits the ground it will immediately be taken to an Ordnance Sergeant and cleared before the soldier can return to battle.

During a rest period rifles will be stacked and not grounded.

No weapon will be discharged within 25 yards of the enemy. No weapon will be discharged within the confines of camp.

5.4 Black powder Safety

No live ammunition will be allowed at reenactment sites.

Weapons will not be discharged for any reason within the confines of the main or bivouac camps. If for some reason a weapon needs to be discharged while in camp, it must be done under the supervision of the Regimental Ordnance Sergeant on the outskirts of camp. Caps may be discharged in camp only when in a company inspection formation.

The amount of powder used in a cartridge may not exceed the prescribed load for that caliber of weapon. .54-.58 cal.- 70 grains;

.69 cal.- 80 grains. All cartridges are subject to inspection. Any soldier caught with over sized loads will be removed from the battle line.

Cartridges must be made with period construction materials. No penny wrappers, staples, wads, or wax may be used in cartridge construction.

Muskets that have become foul on the field must be taken at a minimum of at least 20 paces behind the line of file closers to be cleared. This should be done under the supervision of the Regimental ordnance sergeant or your company sergeant. Only sergeants are authorized to draw a ramrod if necessary.

5.5 Edged Weapon Safety

Bayonets may be fixed only during drill, inspections, or during details that require them to be fixed. Under no circumstances shall a bayonet be fixed during battles or tactical engagements. Bayonets may be required to be tied down.

Belt knives are discouraged and shall never be drawn on the battlefield. All belt knives must be tied down. Fake knives are not authorized at any time.

Note: Also see and refer to "First Division, Army of Northern Virginia Safety Regulations" found on at www.1stdivisionanv.com

6. Camp Set-up

Third Regiment mainly sets up just one main camp. If your company desires to have a bivouac camp at an event, please inform the Quartermaster and Adjutant at least two weeks before an event.

When you arrive at an event, please find the Regimental Quartermaster or Adjutant to verify where you should set up. If you do not properly inquire and then set up in the wrong space, you will have to move.

Once you have unpacked and set up, all regimental personnel and civilians are expected to change into period attire and remain that way for the weekend. This includes in the evenings when spectators have departed and it is just us in camp. If a member of your unit has medical problems and needs to change in more comfortable clothes than check in with the staff. No spectators are allowed in camps after camps are closed. Any person found in modern clothing after hours will be asked to leave camp.

Pets will not be allowed to stay in the regimental camp. This is for the safety of all and is usually an event coordinatorís regulation.

We welcome families into our camps. However, we expect them to follow the same rules and regulations as our soldiers. This includes our children. They should learn to play period games and cannot be allowed to run through the camp without regard for otherís property. This is upsetting for everyone and a safety concern for the children. Parents please control your children and we will all enjoy a safe and fun weekend.

Periodically members of the Regimental Staff will tour the camp. This is for visitation purposes and to also check authenticity in camp. Please do not get upset if you are asked to cover up a modern item or move an item out of eyesight. Your advance understanding and cooperation is highly appreciated.

Under no circumstances will any member of another staff outside of Third Regiment staff, be allowed to walk through camp without being escorted by a member of Third regiment staff. If you happen to see a stranger wandering through camp please come get a member of 3rd Regiment staff.

"Taps" and "Quiet in Camp" are just that. Everyone can have fun without keeping those want to sleep up all night. "Quiet in Camp" begins at 12:00 midnight and continues until reveille the next morning.

6.1 Main Camp

The regimentís main camp will, whenever possible, be laid out in accordance with the Regulation for the Army of the Confederate States. If space or terrain forces modification of the main camp, the Quartermaster will direct the set up as necessary. When setting up camp the following basic guidelines apply:

Company streets will be regulation streets. Only wedge tents and dog tents will be authorized on the streets. Wall tents and cook flies will be placed at the head or end of the street as directed by the Quartermaster.

Fire pits will not be allowed in the company streets. Fire pits will be located at the top or bottom of the tent rows, be offset in order to prevent blockage of the street entrances, and allow enough room for passage even if a crowd is around the fire pit. If our streets become too long, the Quartermaster will order a break in the tent rows halfway down the street to allow for more fire pits. Fire pits will always be built above ground unless otherwise directed by the regimental staff. Fire pits will be bordered with either sticks of firewood or rocks to keep it contained. There will always be a bucket of water for safety purposes by each fire.

Company streets will always be kept clear of obstructions.

6.2 Bivouac Camp

If a bivouac camp needs to set up by the regiment it will be set up within eyesight of the main camp. If terrain or space forces modification of this layout, the Quartermaster will direct the set up of this camp. When setting up this camp the following basic guidelines will apply:

If a unit wishes to set up a campaign style camp at an event, they must give at least two weeks notice to the Quartermaster and Adjutant.

The camp must be close enough to the main camp for effective communications to be maintained.

This camp will be commanded by the consolidated company commander with most seniority, or by the ranking senior NCO. It will be this commanderís duty to ensure that communications between this bivouac and Regimental headquarters is effectively maintained.

7. Authenticity

It should be the goal of every re-enactor to do as correct a portrayal as possible of the Confederate soldiers and civilians we are trying to honor. The Third Regiment has always maintained an excellent record for its authenticity, but there is always room for improvement. The following guidelines are intended to keep our regiment in the forefront of this issue. Company commanders and First Sergeants should ensure that these things are taken care of.

7.1 Uniforms

The uniform of each soldier should not only reflect the unit he is portraying, but also the correct time period of the war that may be portrayed at an event. As an impression is placed together, think about the changes in uniforms that occurred as the war progressed and try to adjust your impression accordingly. One should be able to shift from early war, to mid-war, to late war as required. One thing to consider when putting together a uniform impression is the mindset and pride of those we are trying to honor. They were Victorian era soldiers and they firmly believed that they should look their best even under the strain of army life. Things like a good hat, vests, and a cravat made the man.

It is mandatory to have period footwear in order to take the field.

Period eyeglasses are mandatory.

Non-period clothes are not authorized. If you have a doubt about an itemís authenticity, ask someone in your unit with experience before making a purchase.

Proper material and cut of uniforms is very important. First, do some research before you spend money on poor quality.

Proper accouterments are as important as uniforms. Only period type cartridge boxes, cap pouches, canteens belts, buckles, etc. will be allowed.

Hats should be of proper construction and of period type. Please keep hat insignia to a minimum.

Women serving in the ranks are to serve at the discretion of the respective company commanders. However, it must be understood that women serving in the ranks will be treated as the same as any man serving in the ranks. A woman portraying a soldier will look the part. At any time the senior staff of 3rd Regiment reserves the right to pull a woman from the ranks if it is determined that she does not present herself properly.

In many cases we have probably created uniform problems ourselves by not spending enough time with our new recruits. A new man should never go to the sutlers alone and should have a veteran from your unit help him to make proper and wise purchases. 3rd Regiment is made up of many different units. It is encouraged that each unit proudly display itís identity and that uniforms will reflect what that unit actually wore during a certain time period we are portraying.

7.2 Camps

Vehicles in camp can be one of the biggest detractors at events. Please do your best to register, unload, preferably park, and then set up camp. This will help to eliminate congestion and allows to a more rapid transition to an authentic camp. If you know before the event that you will have to leave early, plan ahead and travel light. That way you can carry your gear out to your vehicle.

During meal times please be mindful of non period containers and food. It is difficult to overlook plastic egg containers, soda cans, cardboard juice containers, and squeeze butter. With a little effort these items can be placed in period containers. Remember, we are not doing this hobby just for the spectators, but foremost for ourselves. Be respectful of each other in camp.

Observe military courtesies in camp. If an officer enters your street, recognize him properly.

Civilians in camp are required to meet the same standards as the troops when it comes to authenticity. This includes dressing out on arrival and remaining in period dress while in camp. Parents are expected to supervise their children in camp to prevent accidents and to avoid disturbing others.

Remember that even though this is a hobby, we are portraying a military organization. Bugles and drums will play at reveille and taps. If you want a beer drinking club it is suggested you stay at home. You are portraying a Southern soldier who had a high sense of duty, loyalty, and devotion. Please honor him accordingly.

No verbal abuse of blatant disrespect of others will be tolerated in 3rd Regiment. If you have a problem with someone you need to bring it to the attention of the staff. Problems can, and will be worked out in an adult and civilized manner.

7.3 First Person Impressions

Everyone has a part to play at a reenactment and we all should be able to get into period throughout the weekend. Remember, we are not just doing this for the crowd, but for each other. We are striving to properly remember and honor those who went before us. Even the best event can be ruined when a person or group decides that since the public is gone, they no longer need to participate.

7.4 Smoking

If possible smokers should try to convert to period materials for events. If one must smoke a modern cigarette, please be mindful of those around you. Be sure you throw your cigarette butts in the fire pit or have a period container to place them in. Please do not throw them on the ground around camp. If one uses snuff, please be mindful of your snuff can and discard it properly.

7.5 Field Rations

Rations in the field should be given as much thought as the meals we eat in camp. Placing what you want to eat in proper wrappings, such as a polk sack, or brown paper bag, will allow those around you to enjoy the event much more.

8. Newsletter

3rd Regiment has developed its own newsletter relating to regimental issues and events. "The Regimental Dispatch" is an email based newsletter, and is the regimentís primary information link for all regimental issues. The newsletter should be received by at least one member from each company in the regiment. The newsletter will be sent out as close to the middle of each month as time and circumstances allow. Any member of the regiment may place a notice in the newsletter that deals with news, events, or regimental issues. Anyone wishing to place a notice in the Dispatch must email all information to the Colonel at least a week before the 15th of each month.

9. Regimental Web Site

3rd Regiment has developed its own web site at www.3rdregimentanv.com . This web site is maintained by Tony and Georgia Meadows. It is encouraged for one to visit the web site regularly as update news and information is always posted. Also, information on ANV Insurance, morning reports, and other forms may be found on this site. Any member of 3rd Regiment can post information on this web site. However, the information must be first be sent to the Colonel or Adjutant and approved before being posted by the Meadows.

Note:

Also, see and refer to "Army of Northern Virginia Bylaws" found on at www.1stdivisionanv.com

The 1st Division, ANV has set policies and rules which at a minimum must be followed by 3rd Regiment and its members. It is highly encourage that you familiarize yourself with the ANV Bylaws.