Registration for the Living history event at Old Bedford Village on Labor Day (Saturday September 2nd & Sunday September 3rd)
or at www.johnzaharas.com - click on mail in registration.
Please print and mail to: 336 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325
Walk in Friday before 5.
PENNSYLVANIA UNION SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS ENCAMPMENT
A FUND RAISER FOR OLD BEDFORD VILLAGE
LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 2-3,
2023 (Saturday and Sunday)
RULES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
are a combination of Old Bedford Village’s Rules and those of the Event Staff.
A ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST AGREE TO THESE RULES IN ORDER TO ATTEND
A REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE BUT ARE TRANSFERABLE
VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION IN ADVANCE
A UPON ARRIVAL AT THE VILLAGE PLEASE PROCEED TO THE JAIL,
BUILDING #26 TO REGISTER AND TO PICK UP YOUR
ID CARD .
1. Vehicle License Plate Numbers required on participant’s
2. Participants must submit the signed waiver with registration as
required by Village.
3. Participants will be issued an “I.D.” Card to be carried on their person at all
THIS ID CARD IS ALSO THE
MILITARY MEAL TICKET.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE
ALLOWED IN THE VILLAGE BEFORE 5:15pm FRIDAY.
VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF THE VILLAGE BY 11:00PM FRIDAY EVENING.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE VILLAGE SATURDAY
VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE VILLAGE AFTER 5:15PM SUNDAY
5. All Military participants will have their weapons inspected by
their company commander.
6. PARTICIPANTS INTERPRETING HOUSES MUST BE OPEN AT 9:00AM
Participants will present
themselves in a Circa 1863 manner that is appropriate in public.
Avoid discussions of modern
politics and any anti-Union or anti- Lincoln speech.
7. No consumption of
alcohol on the property.
8. NO SMOKING in any of the
Village Buildings or on front steps or porches.
9. 12:00 MIDNIGHT is “ALL
QUIET” in Camps and CURFEW in the Village.
10. Period Eyeglasses are required for participants who wear
11. No Mountain Man Chairs
or folding lodge chairs. Period Chairs such as antique plank, boot
jack, folding chairs, or wooden folding camp stools only.
12. No Stainless Steel
cups, boilers, or plates.
13. No Enamelware or any
14. No modern cooking
utensils, including pots and pans.
15. No modern dishes, cups,
or glassware. No plastic or galvanized tin wash pans or tubs.
16. No Railroad Lanterns or
other types of Kerosene Lamps.
17. Chamber sticks with
glass globes or tin and/or wooden candle lanterns only.
18. Fire Extinguishers Required in all Military, and Civilian wall
tents, subject to Inspection. Know
the location of the Fire Extiguishers in the building you occupy.
19. PARTICIPANTS WILL STAY IN PERIOD CLOTHING, AFTER VILLAGE
20. Washing of dishes, pots and pans in the Village’s Public Restroom
is Strictly Prohibited.
will bag their own trash and take it to the designated dumpsters only.
22. NO SIDE ARMS TO BE
CARRIED BY CIVILIANS.
23. POSITIVELY NO LIVE ROUNDS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN THE
NO LOADED “RIGHT TO CARRY”
FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE VILLAGE.
24. Children under 15 will be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all
INFANTRY CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS, CIRCA 1862
1. Government Issue Forage
2. Issue Sack Coat.
3. US Army issue shoes/bootees
4. Sky Blue Infantry
5. Army Issue or Civilian
6. Period Socks, cream or
other natural colors.
7. Period Suspenders- no
all elastic, sheet metal clips or modern designs.
8. U.S. Issue Waist Belt
with U.S. Oval Brass lead-filled buckle
9. U.S. Issue Cap Box M1850
or Shield front.
10. U.S. Issue Cartridge
Box M1857 or M1861 with sling and plates.
11. Bayonet Scabbard, U.S. Issue, two rivet pattern or Enfield.
RIFLED MUSKETS ALLOWED FOR 1862
1. Enfield M1853 .577 Caliber
2. U.S. Springfield M1861 or Colt Contract .58 Caliber
CAMP EQUIPAGE FOR 1862
1. “A” Tents for Enlisted men and N.C.O’s.
2. Wall Tents for Officers only.
3. Officers are required to
have Fire Extinguishers in their tents.
4. Camp chairs, beds, and
camp furnishings to be period correct.
CAMPFIRE AND HEARTH RULES
1. Only one cook fire will be allowed in the military camp.
No fire pits are allowed
anywhere else in the Village.
2. Open Hearth cooking is only allowed in houses designated by the
3. Cook fires and hearth fires are not to be left unattended.
3. Cooks are responsible for clean up and returning unused firewood
WOMEN’S DRESS AND ATTIRE
1. Women’s one-piece day dresses should be made from natural
fibers with appropriate prints.
2. Period underpinnings to include at the minimum, hoop or corded
3. Young girls must be dressed age appropriate with proper
underpinnings at all times.
No thin white bleached
or unbleached muslin or sheer fabric skirts may be worn
by young or little girls
under any circumstances.
4. Ladies head coverings when outdoors to include: Slat Bonnet, Corded Bonnet, Fashion
Bonnet, Straw Hat, Lace
Day Cap, fine ribbon hair net, or knitted hood.
No Yarn “snoods”.
5. Hair should be styled neatly in a period hair style.
6. No modern make up or nail polish. If you have tattoos, please kindly cover
remove modern facial
piercings while in period dress, with the exception of earrings.
7. Period footwear and stockings are required to be worn. No sneakers,
open-toed shoes, sandals
or flip flops to be
worn while in period dress.
8. No Haversacks should be
carried by women
9. POSITIVELY NO SPECIALTY
OR WOMEN OF THE EVENING IMPRESSIONS.
GENTLEMEN’S DRESS AND ATTIRE
1. Appropriate men’s
clothing that is professional and age appropriate, i.e..: for Businessmen,
hired hands or storekeepers.
2. Appropriate Sack or
Frock Coats, Wool, and Linen with proper buttons.
3. Pattern Correct Vests,
such as shawl-collar style.
No Post War “Gambler’s
Vests” with reflective fabric will be allowed.
4. Trousers of appropriate style
and fabric, wool or linen.
5. Civilian men’s shirts,
drop sleeve, pullover or pleated front.
6. Period suspenders
only. No elastic suspenders with sheet
7. Period correct shoes
8. Hair worn as close to period correct in
style, length, and part.
9. Period correct
headgear, Top Hat, Bowler, Pork
Pie, Slouch, Straw, or Mechanic Hat.
Positively no western style cowboy hats.
10. Little boys must not be dressed in U.S. Military Clothing.