Safety & Authenticity
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Every reenactor and/or living historian shall affiliate, as a part of their registration, with an established Civil War reenactment unit. That unit must then, in turn, be a recognized part of an established Civil War reenactment umbrella organization. Independent units and individuals are welcome to attend, but during the course of the event they must affiliate with an established unit and be part of the military command structure. Event staff will coordinate with Army Commands to attempt to assign individuals registering without a recognized umbrella organization, but this does not guarantee acceptance by the assigned unit or umbrella organization. As a safety and as a command and control issue it is the individual's responsibility to affiliate and if no recognized unit is found, the individual will not be able to participate.
Affiliation means that the unit or individual will be under the control of, camp with, be safety inspected by and fall in for battle with that recognized unit. Individuals must join or affiliate with a unit to register. The event Commanders and organizers will make the final determination if a registration is accepted.
All registration applications are subject to the approval of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.
Military rank must be included on the registration form, along with a complete listing of participants for each unit. Any unit that does not list its participating members on the registration form will not be considered as "registered" and will have their money returned.
Every participant must physically or electronically sign a participant release form, (waiver), prior to or upon arrival at the event. Minors must have waivers signed by either a parent or legal guardian.
Passes will be mailed to all participants who have registered & signed waivers by the registration deadline. All others must check in at registration upon arrival. You must have a current medallion with you at all times. A $2.00 replacement fee will be charged for lost medallions.
Copies of the roster will be provided to officers, and battalions will be spot checked to ensure every member is duly registered. Anyone not registered and caught without a medallion must immediately register (at full walk-on price) with the event staff or will be expelled from the event.
Although advance registration is encouraged, the event organizers will not be able to issue refunds if a registrant is unable to attend the event due to a change in personal schedule or other conflict. The event will be held rain or shine. Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled for any reason.
Substitutions are accepted, but all substitution requests must be submitted by the registration cutoff date. Substitution requests must be approved by and submitted through the initial registrant’Äôs company or unit commander. Substitution requests must be submitted to CCBF by regular or electronic mail and include the name and contact information for the company or unit commander, initial registrant, and substitute.
All artillery pieces must register by mail.
Field pieces must be full size 12 lb Napoleons, 3" 0rdinance rifles, 6 pounders, or 10 lb Parrots mounted on full scale #2 field carriages (with 57" wheels). CCBF guarantees black powder bounties for the first fifteen (15) Federal pieces registered and the first fifteen (15) Confederate pieces registered. Registered pieces will be ranked by date of receipt of registration on a first come, first served basis. Additional bounties will be based on CCBF’Äôs ability to secure sponsors. Consideration for the use of any other guns at this event must have prior written approval from the CCBF staff. No exceptions! Unit must register gun and a crew of at least 5 to secure placement. All sanctioned cannons and crews must participate in both scripted battles to be eligible for cannon bounty.