Originally Posted by Lightningslinger
we do role call every morning based on who ACTUALLY showed for the event. Men who are anticipated but not reported are listed as missing and men who have left early are listed as on detached duty. This not only includes men in our unit but is done on a company basis so it may be an amalgamted return of several reenacting units.
Now on to reality.
If you ACTUALLY expect the reports to be finished just like the Union Army did after the event then you had better volunteer to do them yourself.
Unlike the real army it is unimportant who did and didn't not show up for duty, what role they filled, who came and went AWOL at a reenactment.
There are interim reports during the event (our NCOS have turned in ammo consumption reports for example) but once the event closes down no one cares about paperwork 1860s style because there is too much paperwork 21st century style for the event organizers to do to justify the event and begin planning for next year.
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