will the unit meet?
There is one
general business annual meeting held on a weekend day typically in the month
January. We encourage all members to attend this meeting as we set the
event schedule for the upcoming season and discuss other important matters.
Yes. A member must
attend a minimum of two regimental functions, one maximum effort event and at
least one other weekend event, meeting, historical presentation, parade, and
similar official functions set forth by the executive board.
The 5th NHV (the
Fifth) abides by a military chain of command. We desire to reenact with
greater commitment to authenticity and military procedure and protocol than
many of the groups that are out there to more accurately reflect the Civil
War soldier. Although mechanisms for enforcing the standards are in place, it
is expected that individuals who join the Fifth are mature and dedicated and
will behave accordingly Positive attitude, cooperation, and initiative are
Recommended by the board of directors, candidates for the positions of officers, first sergeants, sergeants and corporals are voted on by the membership based on leadership qualities, subject matter knowledge, enthusiasm, event participation and other proficiencies and qualities.
How are the candidates selected?
elected by the general membership from a slate of members deemed
qualified by the officers and Board of Directors.
The number of
officers and NCO's is determined by need. Typically the Fifth has 1 officer, 2
corporals, 1st and 2nd sergeants, and a quartermaster. If we only have a few men at a given event, the highest-ranking man
would be in charge.
A certain amount of
money is necessary to purchase insurance coverage, pay for food for one local
event, registration at southern events and to pay the transportation costs
to one southern event.
The Board of
Directors acts as the governing body of the unit in all matters when not
actually on the field. The Board monitors the activities of the those who oversee event coordination, expenditures,
and manage other company business on a day-to-day basis affairs.
encourages those who wish to participate as period civilians, either as a sutler, minister, civilian, or Sanitary Commission, however
this impression is typically practical at local events. Understanding that
the Fifth is a campaigner group, one would not normally see the
aforementioned types on the march. At present, we do not have a civilian
contingent per se, as we are primarily a military organization. That
being said, we welcome the opportunity to assist authentic civilians in any
way and to interact with them in the field in a meaningful and historically
This really depends
on the quality of your impression and your commitment to the hobby. Remember,
we are very serious about this hobby and uphold the highest standards
regarding a quality impression. However, we enjoy the camaraderie and fun
associated with the hobby. So if you are willing to abide by our rules and
participate fully in the unit's activities, then we extend an invitation to
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