Battalion OPERATION ORDER 2021-2

Reporting for Duty  

158th Gettysburg   July 2-4, 2021


1.      Attention to Orders:  All registered Artillery Units are to report to Gettysburg no earlier than 12 Noon Thursday July 1st, unless they have prior approval from Valley Division Command.. All artillery units attending the Gettysburg 158th event are to submit the following information to the Adjutant no later than Monday, June 28th, if you have not already done so.

    1. An ETA
    2. If not already submitted, tentage information


1c   We have been informed by the CS artillery commander that the Danial Lady Farm can only accommodate 12 CS guns. The four Longstreet’s guns that were accepted are 4th MD, Striblings, Penick’s and Cunningham’s.  Personnel from other batterys are encouraged to attend this event and may register as individuals, if not already done so. After arrival on the field, you will be assigned to a gun crew in one our registered gun batterys.


2.      Reporting for Duty:  After checking in at registration with the event coordinators all artillery reenactors are directed to report to Artillery Hq for assignment of camping spaces. Unit commanders should be prepared to notify Artillery Hq of the number of guns and personnel which will be reporting for duty.  No guns will be allowed on the field until the guns and their crews have passed a safety inspection.  A safety inspection time will be scheduled by the Longstreet safety officer during the initial reporting to Artillery Hq. 


3.      Billeting: Artillery personnel will camp with their respective batteries.  Assignment of space for camping will be made by Longstreet Artillery commander/engineer within the space allotted for each battery.  No flys may protrude into the company streets. 


4.      Mess: Will be handled in the usual way, either by battery or self foraging


5.      Gun Park: Will be assigned/determined upon arrival


6.      Parking and Towing: Tow vehicle driver will be issued one pass for each gun. 


    1. Towing - All towing to and from the field will be done by designated deployment and recovery periods. Unit commanders are requested to strictly comply with these orders. Deployment and recovery periods for each battalion will be published in the daily Ops Orders.
    2. Parking  - at this time we have been informed tow vehicles and gun trailers will park inside to the left along the fence line paralleling Pumping Station Road, subject to change.


7.       Gun placement on the field:  Operation orders for each day will be issued by Artillery Hq.  These orders will contain maps or verbal orders for the area to be covered by each battery. 


8.      Daily Operations Orders:  Operations Orders for each day will be issued in writing or verbally by Artillery Hq.  The format for these orders will be instructions to battery commanders. 


9.      Current Logistics:  On the field we will operate as a six (6) gun battery, 4 guns from Longstreets and 2 from other units Gen. Douglass will act as battery commander for the 6 gun battery


10.  Safety: Mandatory  Battery Commanders need to make sure their men are hydrated before taking the field and have a full canteen while on the field. Ice should be distributed on the field to batterys. Also general event safety rules are published on the Danial Lady Farm web site:




12. Command Staff:


Brig. Gen. John Douglass    Chief of Longstreet’s Artillery

Lt. Col. Alex Swain              Chief of Staff

            Sgt Major Kevin Menzel     Battalion Sgt Maj & Safety Officer                                    

Cpl. Bob Lohr                      Battalion Flagbearer



13.        Emergency Phone to Daniel Lady Farm Hdqtrs  717 778-7760


14.        There is to be a mandatory fire watch by all cook/campfires and a bucket of water kept nearby.


15.        The GPS coordinates for this event are 1008 Hanover St  Gettysburg, PA 17325



Please acknowledge the receipt of these orders to this Adjutant no later than Monday, June 21st .



Per Orders:


Brig. Gen. John Douglass, Commanding

Alexander’s Battalion

Longstreet’s Corps



Lt. Col. Tim Fogarty

Battalion Adjutant

Alexander’s Battalion

Longstreet’s Corps