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A. Weapons should be those commonly used in the war, and consistent with the time period.  No modern black powder weapons will be permitted on the field.  

B. No weapons may be fired in the camps.  A loud call of "Fire in the hole" should be made just prior to discharging weapons.  A weapons inspection should be conducted by each unit prior to the start of reloading or capping.

F. No “wonder wads” or other wadding material which are capable of being discharged as a solid are permitted in any black powder weapons.

H. Strict observation of artillery safety will at all times be enforced.  Participants will not enter the artillery field of fire safety zone for any reason.  No weapons will be discharged over or near artillery pieces, limber chests, ammunition chests, or caissons.


A. All horses will be checked at registration for a current (less than one year old) negative Coggins (EIA) certificate.  In addition, any horse transported from outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be required to have a health certificate issued within 30 days prior to the event.  All in state horses will also be required a health certificate valid in the state for 150 days. Those not having a valid Coggins certificate and/or health certificate will be refused entry to the event.

B. All horses in the camp areas or public areas of the event will be kept to no more than a slow walk. 

C. During any times when the camps are open for public viewing, no horse shall be ridden in the public areas and/or the battlefield by anyone other than a properly-attired and equipped reenactor.


A. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to assume legal responsibility for themselves and to participate without guardianship.

B. Participants under 18 years of age must have the signature of their parent or legal guardian on the Liability Release Form to participate in the event.

C. To carry and use a weapon participants must be 16 years of age or older.

D. Children under 16 may participate in the battle scenarios in non-combatant roles (e.g., musician, powder monkey, water bearer), but must at all times be under the supervision of an adult, and the adult assumes full liability for that child. 

E. Children under 14 years of age must remain in the camps or must be under the immediate supervision of a designated adult after 10:00 p.m.

F. Commanders have the sole responsibility for underage children on the field.


A. After 9:00 a.m. on Saturday the camps are open for the public and should present an authentic appearance, i.e., all vehicles must be removed by this time and no vehicles will be allowed into the camp area until after camps are closed to the public.


The Meade County Civil War Heritage Association, Inc. asks all participants to please take a personal role in both ensuring your own safety as well as the safety of your fellow reenactors, both in your unit and in others.  We understand that our hobby involves an increased element of danger in relation to many others, and that we must therefore practice a higher level of safety awareness, safety practice, and safety thinking.  All safety issues and unsafe conditions should be brought to the attention of the Meade County Civil War Heritage Association, Inc. staff immediately.


 Place all trash in one of the designated containers; At the end of the event please give particular care to thoroughly clean up your individual campsite, and the general area around your campsite, leaving the ground as close as possible to appearing as if you were never there.


A. No modern items of any type should be visible in the camps while open to the public.

B. Carefully cut out the ground for your campfire on setting up your camp, preserving the grass and sod. Upon leaving, carefully restore the sod and grass as best you can. All campfires MUST be in a fire pit!

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