The organizers wish for all participants to have a safe and enjoyable event and would like to present events that are both historical and period correct as possible. Your participation by following these rules and guidelines will make the 160th Battle of Shiloh an event that we can all be proud of.
1. All Guns must be mounted on period correct number 1 or number 2 carriages (57 -inch Wheels) with
correct Limbers and Implements, all in good working order. Period correct Mountain Howitzers
are welcome but will be limited.
2. All mounted Artillery must be mounted on period correct number 1 or number 2 carriages (57 inch Wheels)
with correct Limbers , Implements and Harnesses. Must pass both gun and harness inspections by the
3. All mounted Mountain Howitzers must be mounted on period correct Praire Carriages (38 inch Wheels) all in good working
order with correct Limbers, Implements, and Harnesses. Must pass both gun and harness inpections by the wagon master.
4. All cannons must have a crew of at least 6 cannoneers when registering.
5. All participants on the gun must be at least 18 years of age on #1 & #2 positions, 16 years of age on #3 & #4 positions and 14
years of age on #5, #6 and #7 positions with adult supervision. Small children will not be permitted on the battlefield.
6. All guns and crews must pass a safety drill and inspection before any participation in the event. Acceptable drills, USFAA,
ACWAA, 1st Division or similar drill.
7. Powder charges must use cannon grade or 1F powder and not exceed 4 ounces per inch of bore size.
8. No Mortars or non-period guns will be allowed on the battlefield.
9. All uniforms must be period dress with the correct shoes , hats , coats, pants and accoutrements.
10. All female participants (and we stress) must look and dress as male soldiers and approved before any participation
in the event.
11. All CS Artillery will be required to galvanize if needed.
12. All camps will be period correct garrison style camps, period dress in the camps at all times. No modern items will be
permitted to be in view.
13. All vehicles must be out of the camps by times set forth by the event and will not return to the camps till after the event is
over. Viotators will be towed at owners expense.
14. All Guns will be placed into historically named four gun Batteries with a Battery commander. Only one period correct Flag
15. All participants must follow all rules, regulations and guidelines set forth by the event, failure to do so may result in the
ejection from the event.
16. All Artillery pieces and crews will be subject to final approval by the command staff.
17. Additional orders and information will be forthcoming before the event.
EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIELD PIECE AND LIMBER MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
2-Sponges made of non-static causing material and be capable of pulling a vacuum on the tube
1-Worm- prongs sharp and unbent
1- Rammer head tight fitting and tapered at the shaft
1- Prick made of copper , bronze or brass only
1- Gimlet or other extraction tool
1- Vent brush
2- Pair of leather gloves for No. 1 and No. 2 Positions
1- Thumb Stall or Glove for stalling vent
1- Leather gunner haversack free of loose powder
2- Lanyards of appropriate length
1- Limber Box Lock
A copy of your guns drill
A bright flashlight or mirror
Hearing devises- these should be novisible to spectators
A fire extinguisher is preferred.