Alexander’s Battalion, Longstreet’s Corps OPERATION ORDER 2018-3

Reporting for Duty

154th New Market May 18-20 2018


1.      Attention to Orders:  All registered Staff and Artillery Units need not report to New Market any earlier than 10am on Thursday, May 17th, unless authorized to do so.


The CS organization commanding this event is Longstreet’s. We are the guests of New Market and all respect, courtesy, and cooperation will be extended to our military and civilian hosts.


The GPS coordinates for the event are: 8895 George Collins Pkwy New Market VA

                                                               Host Ron Paull C 717 752-6706  New Market 540 740-3101


2.      Reporting for Duty:  After checking in at registration with the event coordinators all CS Artillery reenactors are directed to report to Longstreet’s Artillery HQ for assignment of camping spaces. Unit commanders should be prepared to verify with Artillery HQ the number of guns and personnel which will be reporting for duty. Col. John Douglass will be on site at this time.


No guns will be allowed on the field until the guns and their crews have passed a safety inspection.  The battalion safety officer, Sgt. Major Swain, will conduct safety inspections on Saturday morning.


3.      Billeting: Artillery personnel will camp with their respective batteries. Assignment of space for camping will be issued by the Artillery commander/Adjutant within the space allotted


4.      Mess: Each battery is responsible for their own daily meals. You may forage/raid the town of New Market for supplys and food.


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


    1. Tow Passes: Will be issued by Artillery HQ
    2. Towing - All towing to and from the field will be by designated deployment and recovery periods. Unit commanders are requested to strictly comply with these orders. Deployment and recovery periods for each battery will be published in the daily Ops Orders. At this time tow vehicles will be parked in an area located near the sutlers
    3. Gun Park-Will be designated by Artillery command upon arrival.


5-D   Reenactor Parking: North end of Federal Camp   Artillery Tow Vehicles & Trailers: An area has been set aside near the sutlers.


6.      Gun placement on the field: Maps for the area to be covered by each battery will be issued by  Artillery HQ or by verbal order.


7.      Daily Operations Orders: Artillery HQ will issue Operations Orders for each day in writing. Battery commanders will be informed of these orders at officer’s call.


8.      Safety: Battery Commanders need to make sure their men are hydrated before taking the field and have a full canteen while on the field.  Safety rules and regulations for CS Artillery at this event will be governed by Longstreet safety rules and regulations.


9.      “Volunteers”: Each battery will be expected to be ready to provide personnel to assist the Longstreet’s artillery commander as/if needed throughout the event.


10.  Battalion Camp: An orderly and period-accoutered camp will be maintained throughout the weekend.


11.  The Alexander’s Battalion Command staff for this event will be as follows:


Col. John Douglass-Commanding Battalion

Lt. Col. George Miller-Chief-of-Staff

Major Darwin Roseman-Chief-of Surgeons

Major Mike Lashley-Commanding Battalion Field Hospital

Sgt. Major Alex Swain-Battalion Sgt. Major/Safety Officer

Cpl. Robert Lohr-Battalion Flag Bearer


Please acknowledge the receipt of these orders to this adjutant by Monday May 14th


By Order Of:


Col. John Douglass

Commanding, Alexander’s Battalion

Longstreet’s Corps




Lt. Col. Tim Fogarty

Battalion Adjutant

Alexander’s Battalion

Longstreet’s Corps