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25th Annual Anniversary Living History and Encampment At Laurel Hill Event Rules and Guidelines


October 2-4 2015

Following are the event rules and guidelines for the 21st Annual Living History and Encampment at Laurel. Each individual is responsible for reading this rules and adherence. Failure to follow the rules is grounds for dismissal. These rules will be enforced.

A pass will be issued and is expected to be kept on each participant’s person at all times. A replacement fee of 5.00 will be charged for a new pass.

Following are the event rules and guidelines for the 21st Annual Living History and Encampment at Laurel. Each individual is responsible for reading this rules and adherence. Failure to follow the rules is grounds for dismissal. These rules will be enforced.

We are determined to host a quality reenactment that is rewarding for all reenactors. Any time rules are broken the event and the other reenactors’s own experience is affected. We ask that you follow all rules.

1. All participants are required to register upon arrival. A pass will be issued and is expected to be kept on each participant’s person at all times.

2. All companies will be assigned to a battalion.

3. Fireworks or live ammunition are NOT permitted at this event.

4. There will be no unplanned battles.

5. Period weapons only. Hawkins or Kentucky rifles are not acceptable and will not be allowed on the field.

6. All weapons must be inspected at formations as directed by the overall commander. Weapons found to be unsafe will be barred from use.

7. Quiet time after 11:00 PM will be adhered to by all participants.

8. All uniforms and shoes must be of proper period materials and construction.

9. No horses in civilian, infantry, artillery or sutler camps.

10. All modern equipment, packages or food are to be hidden for public view at all times.

11. Minimum age to carry a weapon or service an artillery piece is 16. No one under the age of 13 allowed on the field. Ages 13-15 must be functional musicians.

12. All units are expected to bag all trash and deposit pre-arranged points daily.

13. No firearms are to be discharged in or near the camps under ANY circumstances.

14. Infantry long arms should be loaded with a maximum of 70 grains of powder.

15. No penny wrappers, staples, wads or tape are to be used for cartridges. Pre-rolled rounds only.

16. Scenarios will be strictly adhered to, any deviation by anyone or a unit will result in their removal from the field.

17. No hand-to-hand or individual heroics. Direct aimed fire shall not take place within 40 yards and firing is not to take place within 20 yards. All weapons are to be inspected prior to battle. Safety inspections are mandatory.

18. Cut out sod and remove before digging fire pits: clean trash out of pits: replace sod.

19. Commanders are responsible for getting information to their troops and are responsible for the conduct of their troops.

20. No rank above captain on the field unless approved prior to event.

21. Eyewear must be of period construction. No sunglasses of any type.

22. Any car found parked in an undesignated area will be towed at the owners expense. This will be enforced.

23. This is a family oriented event. There is a zero tolerance for abuse, there are no illegal substances allowed – violators will be referred to the local law enforcement agency.

24. Rowdiness, abusive language or public drunkenness will not be tolerated. Unit commanders are responsible for all unit members – military and civilian. Violators of this rule will be asked to leave the event and law enforcement will be called to handle disturbances if necessary.

25. NO cars in camp for any reason after 9:00 AM. on Saturday. This includes early or emergency departure. In emergency cases please contact the overall commander. Your personal belongings will be transported to your vehicle.

26. Family and friends in camp are expected to remain in period dress. If not, they should depart at the end of the spectator’s day and not return until spectator hours commence the next day.

27. Coggins papers for horses are to be current and will be inspected by cavalry commanders.

28. All complaints or issues should be brought to the attention of the event overall commander using your chain of command.

29. All reenactors will camp in designated camps with their assigned battalion.

30. Reenactors are expected to camp in designated period camps. No camping will be permitted in the parking lots.

31. Please check before you setup camp to verify you are in the correct location.


 
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