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Organizational Rules, Regulations and General Orders

The use of by-laws regulate the organization to which they apply and are generally concerned with the operation of the organization, setting out the form, manner or procedure in which a company or organization should be run. Corporate by-laws are drafted by a corporation's founders or directors under the authority. 
 
The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Inc. was founded by Colonel Wayne Kellam in 2001. His mission was to form an American Civil War Living History organization that would effectively advance a knowledge and understanding of the period.  This organization was to be run democratically, fairly and efficiently.  To this end a Board of Directors was formed and by-laws were drafted and voted upon.
 
Through the intervening 10 years since the founding of the 22nd North Carolina these by-laws and orders have been consulted time and again and have served the 22nd well in maintaining the integrity, longevity and guidance of the organization in its' mission.
 
The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Mission Statement, By-laws and General Orders are posted here for your inspection.   A printable download of this document is also available by clicking the link below. 
 
Thank you for your interest,   
 
The Board of Directors and Members, 
22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Inc.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE 22nd NORTH CAROLINA BYLAWS AND GENERAL ORDERS

 

"Where Spirits Linger"

The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

 


MISSION         BY-LAWS        ORDERS       AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1

Mission Statement and Bylaws

Pages 1-6

Approved and Published April 24, 2001.

Section 2

General Orders and Amendments

 

General Order No. 01-2001 Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures

and Demeanor.                                                                                              …pages 7-8

 

General Order No. 03-2001   Rules and regulations Firearms Safety.     …page   9

 

General Order No. 04-2001   Rules and Regulations Recruiting Policy

and Procedures.                                                                                            ...pages 10-11

 

General Order No. 05-2001   Chain of Command.                                    …page   12

 

General Order No. 06-2001   Safety Regulations Firearms

and Manual of Arms.                                                                                   …pages  13-14

 

General Order No. 07-2002   Addendum to General Order No. 1

Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures and Demeanor.                            …pages 15-17

 

 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

 

SECTION 1

 

MISSION STATEMENT

and

BY-LAWS

    22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Companies A, B, E, F, G, H, I, K, L & M Inc.

     Article I.

Mission Statement

 

The Mission of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment is to honorably portray, as historically as is reasonable, the soldiers of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, their uniforms and accoutrements, camp life, hardships, and battle engagements during the period of 1861 to 1865, with a central focus on the period of 1862 to 1863.

To accomplish this Mission the regiment will engage in Civil War Living History encampments; displays and demonstrations; and participate in Civil War Battle Re­enactments as scheduling permits. The regiment will be inclusive as to developing relationships within the Civil War Re-enacting community

     Goals of the North Carolina Infantry Regiment

I.      The Goal of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment is to educate and inform the general public and our selves through research, so that the heritage, hardships, and experiences of the Civil War soldier and civilians of the south can be fully understood and appreciated.

2.      The Goal of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will include the development and growth of the regiment through active recruiting without respect to sex, race, religion, age, or national origin, and the building of relationships with other re­enacting groups, National Park Services, private businesses, and the public in general.

In furtherance of our Mission and Goals, the activities of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will include, but are not limited to, Living History Encampments portraying the soldiers life in camp, company drills, mock skirmishes, marching demonstrations, parade participation, medical and surgical scenes, period firearms demonstrations, explanations of uniforms and equipment carried by a North Carolina Confederate Soldiers during the period of 1862 through 1863, as accurately as can be reasonably expected. Participation in Battle Re­enactments whereby accurate reproduction of actual battles are being demonstrated for the public. Civilian members of the 22'd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will assist in demonstrating the civilians' role as it relates to military camp life, how civilians of that period dressed and conducted themselves, costumes of the times, and how civilians assisted their soldiers during said Civil War Period.

The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will participate in the aforesaid

activities in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio. Other states may be included from time to time as the schedule permits or the need arises.

  

1.

Article II.  Voting rights.

 

Section 1.

A.     Members who do not or cannot attend the annual meeting will be allowed to cast their vote(s) on announced issues via email to the President, Vice President or any member of the Board of Directors.

B.     At the annual meeting, a Quorum of two thirds of the current membership must be assembled to have a majority. Otherwise no votes will be accepted on any subject matter.           

C.     At any Board of Directors meeting, a quorum of 2/3'ds of the board members must be present, including the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer to vote upon any issue with the exception of new recruits.

Article III.      Corporate Officers. Company Commanders and Military Officers

 

Section 1.        President and Vice-President            

A,        The president and vice-president shall hold their office until he or she retires or

resigns from office.

 

Section 2.        Company Commanders

A.   Unless otherwise directed, Company Commanders will be appointed to that position by the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc. based upon experience and performance. The Company Commander shall hold that position until promoted, relieved by the general membership, retirement or resignation.

B      The Company Commander may appoint his own staff, with the approval of the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry. Changes or replacements are the prerogative of the Company Commander and or the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry.

 

Section 3.  Officers and NCOs

A.              Individual officers and NCOs will be appointed to fill vacant positions based upon their ability, experience, performance, and desire to become an officer or an NCO, by the Company Commanders and upon consultation with the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina

 

          Infantry, Inc.  and Command Staff personnel.

B.         Newly appointed officers and NCOs will be on a "Probationary Status"  for a period of one (1) year following their promotion

 

Section 4.    Transferees

A.   Members transferring from other units to the 22nd North Carolina Infantry,

 

       Inc., after being accepted, will be on a "Probationary Status" for a period of one (I) year unless otherwise stated by the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc

B     New members having an officer’s rank or non-commissioned officer’s rank will enter at the rank of private, and be on 'Probationary Status" for a period of (I) year. Exception: A new member having an officer’s rank or non-­commissioned officers rank that brings with him five or more recruits may retain said rank upon approval of the Commanding Officer upon consultation with his command staff.

C.       New members entering the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc. without

       prior experience will hold the rank of private and remain in the rank of private for a period of not less than one (I) year from date of enlistment. Promotion will be based upon participation, reliability, involvement, overall performance, commitment, and dependability unless otherwise approved by the Commanding Officer upon consultation with his command staff.

 

2.

Article IV.    Funding

 

Section 1.    Membership Dues and Funding

A.   There will be annual dues of $10.00 per person joining as a military   participant, due on 'January 15th of each year. Civilian

   participants and children under 16 years of age will be exempt from dues. A member in good standing retains their voting rights and may participate in scheduled events. Annual dues will be deposited in the corporate account by the treasurer; the dues are to be utilized for the use and benefit of the membership as a whole and are not for the use or benefit of any individual. Additional funding will come from donations collected or sale of approved products at various encampments or events, and will be collected and held in the general. . Corporate account by the treasurer. These funds will ONLY be distributed with majority approval of the President, Vice-President, and Board of Directors, and then only for the purchase or replacement of company equipment or other emergency expenses. The treasurer shall have charge of all corporate funds, and will be responsible to provide a monthly report of all transactions of funds going into or out of the corporate account. The treasurer will provide a copy of the monthly report to the President, Secretary, and Board of Directors

 

B.  The treasurer will provide an annual statement of account at or before the annual corporate meeting with sufficient explanation to prepare the Corporations annual tax return.

 

C.  The financial books of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

     will be open to inspection by any member of the unit upon written request to the Board of Directors.

 

Section 2.   Annual Tax Returns

A.  Annual tax returns will be prepared by the President and Vice President(s), and may include a tax preparation professional. The cost of tax preparation may be paid from the corporate account upon approval of the Board of Directors.

B.  A copy of the completed annual tax forms will be provided to the Board of Directors for review, and said copy is to be held on file by the Corporation secretary for a period of three (3) years.

 

Article V.      Changes in By-Laws.


 


Section 1.                     

    

 

                                               Requirements

 

A.  Recommended changes in the By-Laws must pertain to the administration of the Corporation and the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

 

B.      Generally, recommended changes in the By-Laws must be brought before     the membership at the annual meeting. If a quorum is present (two-thirds of the    membership) a majority vote will be required to change or add anything to the By-Laws.

 

C.       In emergency situations, wherein the interest and operation of the Corporation is at issue, changes may be recommended and acted upon with a majority vote of the membership, and with approval of the President, Vice-­President, and Board of Directors.


 

 

        3.

 

 

Article V. ---continued.

 

 

 

Section  2.                                       Military Procedures

 

       A.  Other than that discussed in this Article and Article III of the By-Laws,       military procedure will not be considered in this document.

                                                       

B.     Company Commanders, Staff Officers, Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers will be under the direct control of the Commanding Officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc. and his appointed staff.

 

C.        There will be Staff Meetings of all commanders and non-commissioned officers as designated by the commanding officer.

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                              Article VI.  Topics for Agenda at Annual Meetings

 

   Section I.         Topics

A.     All topics or subject matter to be brought before the membership at the annual meeting must be placed on the agenda no later than (30) thirty days before said meeting. Any topic not on the agenda for said meeting  will not be discussed unless it addresses a safety issue.

B.     All topics for the agenda are to be sent to the Corporate Secretary by telephone, mail or email no later than stated above.

C.     The Secretary in conjunction with the President, Vice-President and Board of Directors will prepare the agenda for the annual meeting.

Article VII.    Board of Directors

 

Section 1.      Appointment

 

A.     The number of Directors of the Corporation shall be five (5) which number may be increased or decreased pursuant to the Article of Incorporation.

B.     To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, a member must be at least 18 years of age at time of his or her appointment.

C.     The President, Vice-President(s), and Board of Directors will govern in the

Corporation and the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc. Any vacancy on the

Board of Directors will remain vacant until such time as a new member can be voted upon and accepted by the Board of Directors.

Section 2,         Secretary and Treasurer

 

A.    The. Secretary and Treasurer will be appointed by the President, Vice President(s), and Board of Directors, and shall serve in that capacity until replaced by the President, Vice President(s) and Board of Directors.

B.     In any ease, upon leaving office the Secretary and Treasurer will provide the in-coming Secretary or Treasurer with a full accounting of their records, including all copies of past and current financial reports, memos, minutes of meetings, etc., and will facilitate the smooth transition of office holders.

4.

 

Article VIII.

Board of Directors -- Duties of the Officers

Section I.   The President shall:

A.    Act as the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation and preside at all annual meetings, Board of Directors meetings, and Special Meetings.

B.     Act as the official spokesperson in both oral and written communications.

C.    Appoint the chairperson and elect members of all standing and special committees.

D.     Serve as the ex officio member of all standing and special committees.

E.     Select a professional/ licensed auditor to review the financial statements of the Corporation and assist in the preparation of annual tax returns.

F.      Perform other duties customarily pertaining to the office of President.

G.    Preside over the interview and evaluation of new applicants for membership.

Section 2.        The Vice-President(s) shall:

A.        Be responsible for bringing to the attention of the President and the Board of Directors any action or lack thereof on the part of the Board of Directors as a Corporate body that represents a violation of these By-Laws.

B.         Preside at meetings of the Corporation in the absence of the President.

D.        Carryout such additional duties or responsibilities assigned by the President.

E.         Participate in the interviews and evaluation of new applicants for membership.

Section  3.       The Secretary shall:

A.        The Secretary shall record the minutes of all corporate meetings including Board of Directors meeting, Special meetings, and the Annual meeting.

B.         The Secretary will prepare and read the minutes of the previous meeting, at the aforesaid meetings, and those minutes will become permanent records of the Corporation.

C.         The Secretary will preside at meetings of the corporation in the absence of the President and the Vice-President(s).

D.        Maintain an updated file of all policies and procedures enacted by the President, the Vice-President(s) and Board of Directors.

E.         Perform such additional duties as assigned by the President.

F.         Participate in the interview and evaluation of new applicants for membership.

Section  4.       The Treasurer shall:

A.        Have charge of all funds of the Corporation and maintain an accurate up-to-date financial record of all income, expenditures, and balances.

B.         Maintain a Corporate checking account and record all corporate expenses and income as directed by the President.

C.        Submit a Monthly Report of income, expenses, and balances at all corporate meetings.

D.        Prepare and submit an Annual Report of all corporate income, expenses, and balances at the Annual Meeting, and present said report to the President to be included in the annual tax  return preparation.

E.         Preside at Corporate meetings in the absence of the President, the Vice-President(s), and Secretary.

F.         Participate in the interview and evaluation of new applicants for membership.

5.

 

Article VIII.  ---continued.

 

 

 Section 5.        Board of Directors

 

A.        The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Corporation in concert with the President, the Vice-President(s), Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

B.         The Board of Directors may not act independently on any issue without the approval of the President, the Vice-President(s), Secretary or Treasurer, and then only by majority vote.

 

C.         The Board of Directors will participate in interviewing and evaluating new member applicants, and along with the President, the Vice-President(s), Secretary and Treasurer, and make recommendations as to approval or disapproval of any new applicant for membership.

 

D.        Members of the Board of Directors having two (2) consecutive unexcused   absences from the Board of Directors meetings will be cause to relieve or replace said member without further discussion and the direction of the President.

 

  

           The afore stated amendments to the By-Laws of the 22nd North

           Carolina Infantry Regiment, Companies A, B, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, and M, Inc., is a complete and accurate copy of the internal rules and regulations as adopted by the Corporation on April 24, 2001.

 

Signed, witnessed and approved on this date April 24, 2001 by the following:

 

Wayne M. Kellam … Colonel.

John Garlach            ...Lieutenant.

Paul Dyarman         …1st Sergeant.

Shawn Keebaugh    …1st Lieutenant.

Timothy Anderson      Sergeant Major.

Kenneth Snyder      ... Captain.

 

  

4/24/2001

 

6.

 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

 

SECTION 2

 

 

GENERAL ORDERS

AND

AMENDMENTS

22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

    General Order No. 01-2001

Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures, and Demeanor

Effective immediately, the following rules and regulations will apply to all military and civilian personnel.

I.       The use and or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are strictly prohibited.

2.      All personnel will be in proper period military attire when in ~, and in the public view. All uniform members will maintain an authentic appearance and will remain "In Character" during camp hours, and will wear the proper equipment and insignia appropriate to their rank.

3.      All personnel will remain in camp during the hours that the camp is

open. Permissions to leave the camp at any time must be obtained from the Provost Marshal before you will be allowed to leave camp for any reason.

4.      All personnel will conduct themselves as. Gentlemen and ladies, and uniformed personnel will address superior officers by their rank and render a hand salute when approaching or addressing a superior officer, regardless of the officer’s unit. Strict adherence to the chain of command must be maintained for proper coordination, flow of orders, and proper discipline.

5.      All civilian personnel will remain in proper period attire and character when in camp and in the public view.

6.      Encampments will be setup as authentic as possible and include Wall Tents, A-Frames; Dog Tents, and Field Hospital Tent. A Commissary Tent will be set up when available. All new recruits may have shelter half, Dog Tents or A-frame.

7.      The use fowl, vulgar, and profane language, gestures or ethnic remarks when in military camp, and in the public view is Strictly Prohibited! Remember. this is a family oriented company with young folks in the camp and always under the public eye!

8.      The use of period smoking pipes and period cigars is requested to be used when in military camp and in the public view. Modern cigarettes are prohibited in camp during times the camp is open. Personnel wishing to smoke modem cigarettes will do so outside of camp, away from the public view, and will be provided a butt can or container outside of camp for that purpose.

9.      All food and drinks will be kept in the designated "Commissary Area" that will be located within the military camp. All food will be kept in proper period containers with period utensils and will be restricted to the Commissary area or individual tent.

 Go. 01-2001 Rev. 7/3/02                                        7.                       (Gen. Order 1 Page I of 2)

 

 

22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment Inc.

General Order No. 01-2001

Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures, and Demeanor

10.  Only period Tin cups, flasks, mess gear, utensils, and containers are to be used when consuming refreshments or food while in military camp, and in the public view.

II.   The Provost will be responsible to conduct a daily morning Roll Call, and Inspection of Personnel. The Provost will also be responsible to ensure the camp is in proper military order and all non-period belongings and accessories are stored away and out of view of the public.

12.  Picket duty will be instituted by the Provost during encampments with the duty being rotated between personal on a one- hour rotation when sufficient personnel are available. While on picket duty personnel will be armed with their musket and will use the proper protocol (salutes, etc.) when encountering persons approaching the camp.

13.  Visitors, including members from other units, entering the camp will be addressed by the private on picket duty or by a non-commissioned officer, using proper protocol, to determine their business and obtain permission to enter the camp.

14.  When feasible, at least one private will be assigned to picket/guard duty at the tent of the commanding officer by the Provost. That private will encounter all persons approaching the commanders' tent to determine their business and be requested to standby while their presence and business is announced to the commanding officer. Privates serving picket/guard duty at the commanders' tent will use proper protocol when addressing military and civilian personnel.

 

By Order Of:    Colonel Wayne Kellam,   

Commanding Officer.

  22nd North Carolina Infantry,  Inc.

 

 

 

Go.01-2001 Rcv.7/3/02

8.                             (Gen. Order 1 Page 2 of 2)

 

         22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

General Order No. 03-2001 Rules and Regulations

Firearms Safety

1. No weapon will ever be pointed directly at any individual at any time

2.        All personnel will exercise extreme caution when handling firearms, loading cartridge tubes, and inspecting weapons. Lit tobacco products and any open flame items are NOT to be used when loading paper cartridges or when loading any firearm! Firearms safety is everyone's responsibility!

3.      All ''New Recruits" will be properly trained in the safe handling and use of period firearms under .the direct supervision of the Firearms Safety Officer and or designated NCO.

4.      All members of the company under the age of (18) eighteen years old must have a signed parent or guardian permission form filed with the company commander prior to handling any firearms.

5.     Any unsafe or improper use of a firearm by any member of the company will result in immediate reprimand and possible disciplinary action. Further, any unsafe or improper use of any firearm will be reported directly to the company commander through the chain of command.

6.     Firearms safety officer or non-commissioned officer of each company will inspect all muskets for cleanliness and proper safe working order during daily Roll Call.

7.     Any weapon having a defect or malfunction or any other unsafe condition of the weapon will be immediately reported to the company firearms safety officer by the individual assigned to that weapon. Failure to report a defective weapon will be considered dereliction of duty.

8. Immediately after each skirmish or demonstration or drill muskets will be

 properly field cleaned and prepared for the next day's service by the person assigned to the musket.

9.      The firearms safety officer or non-commissioned officer will be responsible to supervise the cleaning and inspection of the muskets to ensure safety and readiness of each weapon.

10. Test firing of muskets will be conducted under the supervision of the designated firearms safety officer or designated non-commissioned officer.

  

(Gen. Order 3 P.1 of 1)

 

  

9.

  

 

    22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

General Order 04-2001

Rules & Regulations

 

Recruiting Policy and Procedure

The 22M North Carolina 1nfuntry, Inc. in general is a Family   oriented, equal opportunity organization. With that in mind, the following goals and objectives are set forth:

 

Goals and Objectives

        To continue the growth and development of the unit through active recruitment.

        To pursue the development of the unit with the intention of expanding the unit to several companies for the purpose of educating the community in the life, times, hardships, heritage, and history of the Civil War Period of l861 to 1865.

        To attract people of high moral character with a sincere interest of the Civil War, it's heritage, and furthering the hobby of Civil War Re-enacting without regard to race, religion or nationality.

        To encourage the addition of sober, drug free, mature family oriented individuals of good character, who are truly interested in Civil War Re-enacting and accurately portraying the history, lifestyles, and heritage of Civil War soldiers and civilians.

 

Recruitment Policy

        Recruitment is the lifeblood of the Civil War Re-enactor and his or her unit.

        Recruitment will be pursued without regard to race, religion, or national origin.

         Recruitment will be limited to individuals 16 years of age and older. Potential members having families will be encouraged to ensure that their family members are in period dress when in camp and have proper period shelter and supplies.

        Recruitment of members under the age of 16 years old is discouraged unless accompanied and supervised by their parent or guardian.

        All potential recruits will be encouraged to study the events, battles, uniforms, and lifestyles of the soldiers and civilians of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry, and the Civil War period of 1861 to 1865.

        All potential recruits will be informed that the 22nd North Carolina Infantry is a drug free organization.

        No member of the 22nd  North Carolina Infantry will deliberately mislead a potential recruit by misrepresenting themselves' or the unit.

        No member of the 22nd  North Carolina Infantry will deliberately pursue or attempt to recruit anyone belonging to another Civil War Re-enacting group or company unless approached by that person. In that event the potential recruit will be directed to discuss the matter with the commanding officer of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry.

        It is the responsibility of every member of the company to actively recruit quality people that meet the guidelines set forth in goals and objectives for induction into the 2200 North Carolina Infantry.

        All recruiting will follow the required steps set forth below in Recruiting Procedures.

 

(Gen Order 4 Pg. I of 2)

10.

  

22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

    General Order No. 04-2001

       Rules & Regulations

  Recruiting Policy and Procedure

    Recruiting Procedures

I.       Whenever a person(s) expresses a desire to join the 22nd  North Carolina Infantry,  he or she will undergo an initial interview by the Command officers of the unit.

2.      He or she will then be provided with a Recruiting Package containing an application, questionnaire, and a appropriate forms to be completed and returned to the Company Commander.

3.      The Company Commander will review the application and questionnaire for completeness and distribute copies to the President, Vice-President, and members of the Board of Directors.

4.      The President, Vice-President, and Board of Directors will meet periodically throughout the year. During these meetings the current applicants will be interviewed and evaluated by this body.

5.      The President, Vice-President, and Board of Directors will present the application, questionnaire, and the results of their interview and evaluation to company members at the regular company meeting.

6.      By majority vote the company, based upon the recommendations of the interview board, will have the final word in accepting or denying any applicant. In the event of a tic vote or indecision by the company, the company may request a second interview of the applicant if necessary.

7.      If accepted and approved, the applicant will be contacted by the commander of the unit and a final meeting will be arranged to discuss the equipment requirements and recommendations, and he or she will be provided with copies of the current Rules & Regulations and Policies and a list of basic equipment needed to begin the re-enacting experience.

8.      Upon completion of the above steps, the applicant will be formally inducted into the unit at the next available encampment.

By Order Of: ­Colonel Wayne Kellam, Commandmg .


 GO. 04.200l Rev. 7/3/02

( Gen. Order 4 Page 2 of2)

 

11.

 

22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

 

General Order 05-2001 

 

 Chain of Command

 

The following Chain of Command of Company "A” is hereby established.

Strict adherence to the Chain of Command is expected.

 

  Regiment level:

 

Colonel:  Commanding Officer

Sergeant Major:  Chief   NCO

 


Major (Adjutant)       Provost Marshal       Major (Chief Surgeon)

 

Company level:

 

Company “A”

 


1.  Captain (Company Commander)

2.  1st  Lieutenant

3.  2nd Lieutenant

4.  1st Sergeant

5.  2nd  Sergeant

6.  1st Corporal

7.  2nd Corporal

8.      Private

9.      Private

10. Private

11. Private

12. Private

13. Private

14. Private

15. Private

16. Private

17. Private

 

A full company compliment will be (10) Privates per company.

When sufficient personnel are recruited another company will be formed.

 

by Order of:  Colonel Wayne Kellam - Commanding Officer.

Rev.9/20/01 

12.

 

 

 22nd  North Carolina Infantry Regiment

General Order No.6

Safety Regulations

Firearms and Manual of Arms

B .     Revolvers:

 

1.  Live ammunition, of any kind, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED to be carried, displayed, or otherwise transported onto a battlefield. Violations of this rule will result in the violator being removed from camp and immediately discharged..

2.  Revolvers will not be loaded exceeding the manufacturers recommended specification.

3.  Only period reproduction black powder revolvers will be allowed on the field.

4.  Revolvers will be cleaned within one hour after a battle, weapons firing drill or demonstration. There is no excuse for a dirty revolver! Officers and NCO's will be responsible for cleaning their own weapon.

 

 

 ( Gen. Order 6 Page I of2)

 

13.

 

   A.     .58 Caliber Muskets:

I.      Live ammunition of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED to be carried, displayed, or otherwise transported onto a battlefield. Violations of this rule will result in the violator being removed from camp and immediately discharged.

2.      Only period reproduction black powder muskets will be allowed on the field. Three band Muskets are preferred. Two Band Muskets will ONLY be allowed in the FRONT RANK, and ONLY with permission of event organizers.

3.      The paper cartridges will be loaded with a maximum of 60 to 65 grains of triple F black powder. Penny wrappers, staples, tape, aluminum foil or waxed cartridges will NOT BE ALLOWED!

4.      Cartridge boxes will be subject to random inspections by the Firearms Safety Officer, any NCO or commissioned officer in the unit. Anyone found to have paper cartridges loaded with more than 60 to 65 grains of powder will not be permitted on the field, and will be required to empty all cartridges and reload with the required 60 to 65 grains of powder.

5.      Cap boxes will also be inspected to insure you are carrying the proper caps.

6.      Double Loading WILL NOT BE PERMITIED.

7.      Rammers WILL NOT be drawn for any reason while on the battlefield. If your weapon has a problem or you are not in a position to fire safely, HOLD YOUR SHOT, keep your weapon pointed down range and elevated, and asked for assistance.

8.      When firing your musket keep the muzzle elevated at all times. Never point your weapon directly at anyone.

9.     Muskets will be field cleaned within one hour after a battle, weapons firing drill or demonstration. It is easier to clean the musket when the barrel is still warm. Remember; we are honoring the men of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry. There is NO EXCUSE for failing a weapons inspection because of a dirty weapon! Privates and NCO's carrying muskets will be responsible for cleaning their own weapon. A dirty weapon is an unsafe condition and will not be tolerated. Any musket being inspected that does not pass inspection will not be permitted on the field.

10. Any member displaying unsafe behavior in handling a firearm, while on the field or in camp will be relieved of duty and confined to camp under the supervision of the Provost Marshal.

 

22nd  North Carolina Infantry Regiment

General Order NO.6

Safety Regulations…..continued.

5.      When on the field, revolvers will always be elevated when firing. If you have a misfire and cannot resolve the problem, hold the weapon in a safe position and asked for assistance. Never point a loaded or unloaded revolver any anyone!

6.      Any member displaying unsafe behavior in handling a firearm, while on the field or in camp will be relieved of duty and confined to camp under the supervision of the Provost Marshal.

C.      Canteen:

1.   Every member, including flag bearers, drummers, medical personnel their assistants, and ice  

      angels taking the field at a battle event MUST carry a full period canteen of water.

    

2.      Canteens will be inspected at formation prior to taking the field. Company NCO's will inspect each canteen to ensure it is properly filled with water.

3.      ONLY water or an authorized sports drink will be carried in the canteen. Anyone found carrying alcoholic beverages in their canteen will be immediately relieved of duty and removed from camp and the event.

4.      Any member, while on the field, that begins to experience dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or is injured shall inform any NCO or commissioned officer, and be required to fall out of formation. A designated member or NCO will be assigned to stay with you and obtain medical attention.

5.  Remember this is a hobby and we do not want real casualties!

D.     Ladies and Children:

1    A civilian camping area will be established next to the military camp for all ladies and children portraying a civilian impression unless specifically camping with their spouse, parent or guardian who is a member of the military camp.

2.      Ladies needing to leave camp after nightfall for any reason WILL BE ESCORTED by a male member of the unit.

3.      Children are to be supervised by their parents at all times, and are the responsibility of their parents and or guardian. Children will not be permitted to run through or around camp. Period entertainment, games, clothing, eating and drinking materials must be provided by the children's parent or guardian. If a child is permitted to leave camp for any reason, said child WILL BE ESCORTED by their parent or guardian.

4.      A request by any female member of the unit to be escorted out of camp is to be considered a direct order by the provost and commanding officer and must be complied with.

5.      Ladies and children will be dressed in period attire while in camp and the camp is open to the public, and should follow proper period manors and etiquette. Ladies and children are cautioned to be extremely watchful around campfires and should practice common sense safety procedures regarding campfires, tent ropes and tent pegs. We wish our civilian and children members to be safe and have an enjoyable experience.

 

By Order of:

 

Colonel Wayne Kellam

Commanding Officer

 

 

   (Gen.Order 6 pg. 2 of 2)

 

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General Order No. 07-2002

22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Inc.

General Order No. 07-2002

Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures, and Demeanor Addendum to General Order No. 01-2001

Effective Saturday, August 4, 2002, the following revisions will take effect to previously issued General Order No. 01-2001, with respect to the use and possession of alcoholic beverages.

Rule 1. The use and or possession in camp of any Alcoholic Beverages are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. This is a "ZERO" tolerance policy.

a.      The consumption and or possession Of alcoholic beverages in camp will not be tolerated irrespective of the type of container used.

b.      Personnel violating RULE 1 will be dealt with in the following manner:

I.       First Offense. Simple Possession may result in any or all of the following, depending upon the severity of the violation, and at the discretion of the Provost Marshall and upon approval of the Commanding Officer.

a.       The offender will be place on report by the Provost Marshall and the offender will be ordered to remove said beverages from the camp.

b.      The offender will be restricted to his quarters for the remainder of that day, after removing the beverages from the camp, and removed from camp the following morning.

c.       The offender may be SUSPENDED for one event.

2.      Second Offense, Simple Possession may result in any or all of the following, depending upon the severity of the violation, and at the discretion of the Provost Marshal and upon approval of the Commanding Officer.

a.         The offender will be immediately removed from camp by the Provost Marshall.

b.      The offender will be SUSPENDED for three events.

c.       If the offender is above the rank of Private, the offender may be reduced in rank upon the Provost Marshall filing charges and specifications, and the convening a courts martial hearing.

3.      Third Offense, Simple Possession will result in the offender being SUSPENDED for the remainder of the season. The offender will thereafter; be evaluated by the command staff as to suitability for membership for the following year.

a. If the offender is above the rank of private, the offender may be reduced in rank upon the Provost Marshall filing charges and specifications, and the convening of a court marshal hearing. NOTE: There will be no discretionary authority in this circumstance by the Provost Marshall.

(Gen. Order 7 Page 1 of 3)

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22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.

    General Order No. 07-2002

Troop Appearance, Camp Procedures, and Demeanor    Addendum to General Order No. 01-2001

4.      First Offense, Simple Consumption may result in any or all of the following, depending upon the severity of the violation, and at the discretion of the Provost Marshall and upon approval of the Commanding Officer.

a.        The offender will be place on report by the Provost Marshal and the offender will be ordered to remove their self and said beverages from the camp.

b.   The offender may be SUSPENDED for three events.

c.     If the offender is above the rank of private, the offender may be reduced in rank upon the Provost Marshal filing charges and specifications, and the convening of a courts martial hearing.

        5. Second Offense, Simple Consumption may result in any or all of the following,          depending upon the severity of the violation, and at the discretion of the Provost Marshal and upon approval of the, Commanding Officer.

a.        The offender will be SUSPENDED for the remainder of the season. The offender will thereafter; be evaluated by the command staff as to suitability for membership for the following year.

6. First Offense, Intoxication.

a.       Any member found to be intoxicated by the Provost Marshal will be immediately expelled from camp. The provost Marshal will then file charges and specifications on the offender. and a court marshal hearing will be convened.

b.      Depending upon the findings of a court marshal hearing, the offender may face anyone or any combination of the following actions of the hearing board.

1. Suspension from all company activity for six months.

2.      Suspension from all company activity for one year.

3.      Termination from the company for a period of one year.

4.      Reduction in rank, if applicable, and termination from the company for a period of six months.

5.      Reduction in rank, if applicable, and termination from the company for a period of one year

6.      Termination from the company without possibility of return.

 

22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

 

General Order No. 07-2002

Troop Appearance. Camp Procedures. and Demeanor Addendum to General Order No. 01-2001

7.  Courts Martial Hearing Board.

a.       The courts martial hearing board will consist of five members to include the commanding officer, adjutant, one commissioned officer, one non-commissioned officer, and one private.

b.     Decisions of the hearing board will be by majority vote with    abstentions noted.

c.     All decisions of the hearing board are final without   appeal.

PROVOST MARSHAL;

The Provost Marshall is charged with the enforcement of all company rules and regulation, and the filing of charges and specifications. The Provost Marshall will be diligent during his inspections of camp to ensure that all rules are enforced.

MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY:

All members of the company are expected to conduct themselves in a civil, courteous, and sober manner in their dealing with other members of the company, members of other companies, and the general public, in keeping with the southern tradition and be responsible for their conduct. All members are reminded that they not only represent a confederate soldier but also the 22ND North Carolina Infantry. The manner in which you conduct yourself and how you address others directly reflects upon every member of this company and the re-enacting community as a whole.

Each member of the company will initial the attached signature sheet indicating that they have read, understand, and will follow this and all rules of conduct as set forth in general orders, special orders, personnel orders, and specific dispatches

                                                                        By order of

 

Colonel Wayne Kellam, Commanding

Rev. 814/02

 

 

(Gen. Order 7 Pg. 3 of 3)

 

 

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