The Civil War in Loudoun County
OCTOBER 26-28, 2012

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General Rules:
  • All food must be period and in period wrappers or containers, ie. no plastic. We will make time for cooking of rations.
  • No non-period eyewear.
  • No wristwatches
  • Horses must be used to being picketed
  • No illegal drugs or alcohol. Prescription drugs should be kept in period containers and you should notify your commanding officer of any medical conditions that may arise.
  • No cigarettes.
  • Be prepared to live out of the saddle/pack from the time we leave the parking area until the event is over.

Other/Personal/Optional Items
Store personal items in blanket roll, saddlebags, haversack, pockets, etc.
The only "modern" personal items you should have on you are your car key and any medicines you require. Your car key should be placed somewhere safe and out of sight - you don't need the whole ring just the key to get into your vehicle. Medicines should be stowed in a period container as best as possible not only to hide it, but to protect it.

  • Issue tin cup, boiler, mucket - no speckleware or stainless.
  • Folding pocket knife
  • Personal hygene items.
    • Tooth brush.
    • Small looking glass (mirror).
    • Comb.
    • Shaving equipment.
  • Cotton or Linen ration & poke bags.
  • Small bottles or flasks.
  • Spoon and/or a fork - no stainless.
  • Plate (not a pie tin), small sheet metal skillet, canteen half - no cast iron.
  • Pipe & tobacco pouch.
  • Housewife (needles, thread, thimbles, buttons, patch cloth)
  • Pencil and paper.
  • Hard candy like lemon drops.
  • Lucifers (matches).
  • Period eyewear, or contact lenses if required - no darkened glasses.
  • Handkerchief.
  • Gambling paraphernalia.
  • Wallet.
  • Pocket watch.
website: GTodd
January 26, 2012