Have you the desire to enhance the essence of your cavalry experience? Perhaps to experience a bit more of what “it” was really like?
The fine folks at the Civil War Reenactor (CWR) have permitted us to announce here an effort being hosted on the Authentic Campaigner site. In an attempt to elevate the level of authenticity of the mounted cavalryman of the War Between the States, we have created a training program that, to our knowledge, has never been attempted. Let us say emphatically at this time, that while we accept veterans and novices alike this is only for the serious “mounted” cavalryman who wants to elevate his overall impression to the highest levels. It will require a very open and receptive mind, a lot of work and study, as well as it may be a bit expensive in order to acquire the proper grade of tack, uniform, accoutrements, etc. You must be committed but... the rewards will be quite high as well.
We have put together a Mentor/Recruit program using several of the most knowledgeable authentic cavalrymen in the country as “Cavalry Mentors.” Each recruit will be assigned a mentor who will go through a remote program of training and advising that will include photo submission, much communication, critiquing of kit, suggested reading, advice as to where to go to get quality items, etc. Basically, you will have private training from beginning to end.
We have also created a new Cavalry Camp of Instruction Forum on the A/C web site which is designed for the novice authentic cavalryman to ask questions (through the guidance of his mentor) which will be open to educational/instructive replies by other veteran cavalrymen thus expanding the educational process even more!
Make no mistake, this is only for those men who are serious about stepping up to the next level of the hobby and who have an open mind and can accept constructive criticism handled in an inclusive, professional/educational manner. No one will be berated or “spoken down to” but rather will be treated with courtesy and respect. While it is not mandatory to be a member of the A/C to participate in this, those of you who that are, have probably seen this announcement in the past month or so. Given it's relationship to the Authentic Campaigner all rules and regulations of the site will be in effect at all times.
Our purpose in this effort is three-fold: To Grow, Educate and Retain a greater number of men who have a passion to portray the mounted civilian/soldier of 1861 -1865, both North and South.
Interested and serious inquiries are to be directed to:
Ken R. Knopp: email@example.com
Mark Choate: firstname.lastname@example.org
... and of course, for more details check us out on the Authentic Campaigner at...
Ken R Knopp