1. These rules should not be considered
mere guidelines but formal policy and
procedures for the event. Because of the large number of
reenactors anticipated, safety will be of paramount
importance. The Antietam Commemoration Committee will
endeavor to make this an enjoyable experience for all.
However, if you fill the large number of reenactors will
impede on your ability to have a magic moment
then please pass on this event.
must register with a battalion affiliation
clearly indicated on the registration
application. Under no circumstances will an
individual unit be allowed to register without a
battalion affiliation. Any individuals attending
as Walk-Ons will be required, to
affiliate with units from a recognized
organization for this event. Affiliation means
that the unit or individual will camp with, be
inspected by, and fall in for battle with that
recognized unit. Walk-Ons will be directed to the
appropriate Federal or Confederate command for
unit assignment. Any affiliation issues will be
resolved by the respective Federal and
Confederate Overall Commander.
Fees Shall Be As Follows:
- $10 (Ten Dollars)
May 1 July 31
- $15 (Fifteen Dollars)
July 31st - Sept. 13
- $25 (Twenty-Five Dollars)
Children Under 12 - No Charge
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8 A.M. ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER
REGISTRATION AFTER 8 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
WILL BE LIMITED TO PRE-REGISTERED ONLY. IN OTHER WORDS,
NO WALK-ONS AFTER 8 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
identification through the presentation of a Photo
ID is required at the time of
registration. Children without Photo ID must be
identified by parent or guardian. No
Substitution of non-pre-registered
reenactors for pre-registered reenactors will be
registration applications, including payment of
registration fees made payable to the Antietam
Commemoration Committee should be mailed to:
Antietam Commemoration Committee
P.O. Box 2936
Hagerstown, MD 21741-2936
over the internet at antietamreenactment.com,
.org, or .net is permitted but will not take
affect until payment in full of registration fees
information on the Registration Form including
addresses of the reenactors on the Company
Muster Roll are to be completed. If the
person submitting the Registration Form
does not have an email address then please list
an email address for another member of the unit.
The on site
Registration Area will be located on the Artz
Farm along Rench Road. Access from Interstate 70
should be south on Maryland Route 65 toward
Antietam Battlefield. Rench Road intersects MD 65
approximately 1 mile south of I-70. Turn right
onto Rench Road and go approximately ½ mile to
the registration area on the left.
Reenactors Liaison Committee Safety Rules
will apply to this event. Be aware that when you
sign your registration form, you are agreeing to
abide by the safety regulations for this
event. A full copy of the Safety Standing
Operating Procedures, which has been adopted by
the CWRLC will be available for your
perusal at the Event Registration Area.
Federal and Confederate overall commanders will
identify and appoint Safety Officers and
NCOs for this event. These Safety
Officers/NCOs will function in this capacity for
the duration of the event.
No one under
the age of 16 will carry or use a weapon of any
type while in camp or on the field. No one under
the age of 16 will take the field unless he is a
fully functional musician. No aides,
foot couriers, guide-on
carriers, or orderlies. No one
under the age of 12 is allowed on the field under
impressionists must be approved by
both the host and their respective army
commanders. No impressionists tent should
be erected without clear permission from both the
host and their army commander. Impressionists
should not attempt to command troops unless
invited to portray such actions by the army
commanders. Impressionists should not portray any
individual incorrectly in terms of rank, injury,
uniform day of appearance, etc. All
impressionists must have prior written permission
to attend this event and must carry a copy of our
written approval on them at all times.
expected to bring troops to justify their rank.
Captain is subject to the approval of your
Battalion Commander and/or Chief of Staff. No
Battalion Commander will hold the rank above
Colonel without military approval.
and Cavalry are under the direct command of their
respective army commanders, and MUST follow their
commanders orders regarding camping,
positions on the field and other related military
will be in the Cavalry camp. NO horses are
allowed in the Infantry camps except Staff
Officers and they are placed by the commander of
limited to 40 full-scale-only guns per side. A
bounty of $100 will be paid to each gun. A
$200 bounty will be paid if horse-drawn. Payment
will be made on-site after Sundays battle.
Payment must be collected on-site.
will be in the Artillery Camp.
artillery and cavalry commanders will enforce
safety standards and rules of engagement in camp
and on the field.
battalion or unit commander directly disobeying
the order of their respective overall commander
will be subject to removal from the event.
even coordinators and commanders will include all
brigade commanders to review safety procedures
or pyrotechnics allowed at any time either in
camp or on the battlefield.
There is a
45-minute limit for each vehicle to unload and be
parked. Any vehicle left in or near the camp area
after the allowed time will be towed and
impounded until the tow charge is paid by the
vehicles owner(s). Effort should be made to
maintain an authentic camp environment.
hosts are not responsible for lost or stolen
items or vehicles. We provide security on a
best efforts basis in the parking
lots, but it is up to each army/battalion to
patrol their own camp area.
alcoholic beverages or drugs will not be allowed.
Drunkenness and abusive or unruly behavior will
not be tolerated and will be cause for dismissal
from the event.
should be properly drilled prior to the battles.
Recruits should always be in the front rank
(infantry) whenever possible and surrounded by
not be discharged in camp and only fired in
designated areas under the command of
N.C.O.s or officers. Recruits can be
instructed by N.C.O.s and should certainly
be well drilled as to loading and firing amidst
other reenactors. No firearm will be brought to
the event loaded. The appointed unit Safety
Officers/NCOs will supervise the inspection of
all firearms in an unloaded condition prior to
units taking the field each event day.
will allow any civilian or spectator to handle or
fire a loaded weapon or ride or sit on a horse
during the weekend.
may carry a weapon. Sidearms may be carried only
weapons are allowed at the event. No live
ammunition is allowed on the event site.
Cartridges for rifle-muskets should not exceed 70
grains of powder.
No weapons are
to be discharged within 25 yards of the
enemy. Elevation of guns when firing
is mandatory. No weapons are to be discharged
within camp boundaries with the exception of
weapons inspection under supervision of the unit
not be used during any scenario. Ramrods may be
used during inspection and for Living History
wadding is to be done after powder is
poured. Sparks and burnt paper may ignite dry
ground and end the scenario.
not to be fixed on the field. All bayonet
scabbards should have a metal tip securely
fastened. No sheathed knives will be carried on
should be of period design or style. Please pay
particular attention to footwear.
eyeglasses will not be tolerated on the
battlefield. Those needing period eyewear should
make the needed arrangements prior to this event.
are allowed only with the approval of the
brought to the site are required to have a
current Coggins Certificate.
reenactors shall not bring a horse to this event
without prior approval by the host. Period
civilians wishing to portray a mounted impression
will be directed to the appropriate Cavalry
Commander who will then determine when or where
they may ride, Mounted cavalry escort may be
required at the discretion of the Cavalry
Commander. Period buggies are encouraged at this
event, but still require prior approval by the
issues shall fall under the purview of the
appropriate Federal or Confederate Cavalry
Commander. Horses should be trained to gunfire
and battle before the event. Do not bring
untrained horses to the event.
shall be dismounted prior to entering any
authorized camp area and led to designate picket
areas. With the exception of designated combat
areas, absolutely no mounted individual shall
permit a horse to move about above the gait of a
dressed as women, can assist with ice on the
portray combatants with approval of their
immediate commanders. Every reasonable effort
must be made to disguise your gender. The event
organizers reserve the right to determine what is
reasonable. Hair must be
up at all times, in camp and on the
field if this impression is adopted.
aggressive hand-to-hand saber
fighting is forbidden. Breaking someones
sword or knocking someone off his horse shows
stupidity and will not be tolerated.
hand-to-hand combat will occur.
grabbing will occur unless Army, Battalion
and Unit Commanders agree to it, in advance.
All flags must
be pre-approved by the respective Army
Fire pits will
be neatly maintained and free of garbage at all
times. Excess wood will be stacked at the head of
company streets and fire pits filled in following
the event. Reenactors have been and must be
advise each unit to hide a small fire
extinguisher nearby. Please make sure all members
under your command know its whereabouts and how
it is used.
flashlights, tape recorders, or Coleman lanterns
are allowed in any civilian or military camp.
Small flashlights should be used only inside of
closed tents if you must use them.
dressed friends and family must depart the camp
area by 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday evenings.
Military and civilian reenactors must remain
period throughout the weekend, even
after spectator hours.
(Midnight) Friday and Saturday will be enforced
all quiet. Over 30% of highway
fatalities are thought to be due to drivers
falling asleep while driving. Please respect the
sleep of fellow reenactors. You may be saving
medallions must be on your person at all times.
Several pass checks may occur with a fee charged
for replacement. Officers, please avoid the
embarrassment and delay by having preliminary
pass checks prior to formations.
failing to provide a pass will pay an additional
$5.00 replacement fee.
found with forged passes will be expelled from
the event. We must insist that every Reenactor
sign a waiver of liability in order to
participate. Minors must have written permission
of a legal guardian.
must be full prior to the battles. Two canteens
a responsibility to know the medical conditions
of their commands! Reenactors with heart and
respiratory conditions are urged not to attend
this event. Officers must consider not allowing
reenactors who are obese from taking the field
for health reasons. We lost a man at the 135th
Antietam with a pre-existing heart condition.
with high blood pressure, epilepsy, kidney
disease, a history of heart or respiratory
ailments, asthma, or any other condition
aggravated by heat and physical exertion are
cautioned about attending this event or taking to
NO PETS are
allowed on-site by reenactors, spectators, or
sutlers under any circumstances.No pets will
remain in any vehicle or RV under any
must sign a waiver of liability
before receiving the event medallion. This waiver
may include a provision for the organizers to
have a video made for sale.
will be provided for all pre-registered
reenactors. Walk-Ons, however, cannot
be planned for, and therefore may not receive
medallions. If available, medallions for Walk-Ons
will be provided on Sunday Morning.
TO ABIDE BY ANY RULE OR REGULATION SHALL BE CAUSE
FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE EVENT.
additional information contact: Robert Arch at
301-791-3065, email@example.com or visit the Web Page at
antietamreenactment.org. Ticket information may be
obtained from the Web Page.
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