For this event, for the older folks who still wish to take part, but are up there in years or somewhat disabled, we are putting together a "Home Guard" company for this event.
This group will not be expected to march all over creation, but it's purpose will be to man the earthworks throughout the day, and provide pickets for the early stages of the battle.
They will be expected to preform drill, however only the School of the Soldier, and meet the usual safety standards.
The goal of this idea is that it will still allow those who might not otherwise be able to take an active part in events, to be able to do so; while at the same time freeing up the more able reenactors to maneuver across the fields (and generally wear themselves out); and maintaining a period appearance of men and pickets in the earthworks.
For those wishing to take part as the home-guard please register under your regular unit and simply put (Home Guard) at the end of the unit designation.
Thank you all for your time.
- Kenneth H. Robison II, Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves.
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Home Guard for event Kenneth Robison,Mon May 23 12:13