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We are The 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion CSA, an incorporated, COMBINED, Civil War reenacting group. If you want an oportunity that allows crosstraining between mounted, dismounted and artillery--give us a look. We have: Dismounted skirmish cavalry Company A (Comapny H is in the works), Mounted cavalry Company E, Artillery Battery B, and associated civilian impressions, including the ladies as members of the Maryland Bible Society. We attempt to accurately portray the interaction between dismounted, mounted and artillery. All artillerists are duly certified as are any mounted/dismounted that are crosstrained.
This is a family-friendly unit, headquartered in the Baltimore, Maryland area, with members in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York; all family members are encouraged to attend events. All Troopers must be 16 or older to carry any type of weapon on the field; all artillerists must be 18 or older; functional musician (bugler) may be 13.
We attempt to authentically portray and represent the camp life of the soldier during the War Between the States. This organization also attempts to demonstrate to the public the many day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the common soldier in the 1st Maryland Cavalry (i.e. Picket Duty, Officer's Call, drill). The troopers in the 1st Maryland Cavalry work to become proficient in the drill manual, Patten’s Cavalry Drill and Saber Exercise for both mounted and dismounted, and Patten’s Cavalry Drill, Supplement for the manual of arms. Every attempt will be made by all military personnel to try and recreate the military atmosphere in camp, with an emphasis on 1860's military customs, traditions, and protocol. Members are also highly encouraged to do first person impressions at events, whenever possible.
The 1st Maryland seeks to emulate the social customs of the 19th Century in camp and in the field. Men are expected to be gentlemen; women are expected to be ladies; children are to be obedient and to respect their elders and shall be protected by adult members of the unit. Prejudice has no place in the 1st Maryland, neither that of race, sex, creed, or heritage. Equal respect is to be extended to all persons and reenactors regardless of the color of their uniform.
Come and visit us at the Battle of Hanover in Hanover, PA on August 19-20.
All military and civilian impressions are considered. For information about the unit or to join, contact:
Major Daniel T. Kutrick at: MDRebCav@gmail.com
Visit our website at: www.1stmarylandcav.com
1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion, CSA
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