Civilian members of our unit support the military mission by developing impressions appropriate for our presence in a regular military encampment and by actively contributing to the unit’s overall presence at events. We seek to educate the public on the life of civilians in camp life, home life, while traveling, and while visiting family members with the regular army. Authenticity is closely supervised and we strive for a high standard in our civilian impression, while at the same time maintaining an atmosphere of learning, fun, and collaboration.
The civilian organization of the 3rd US Regular Infantry is loosely structured and encourages the century etiquette during events. A Civilian Coordinator is elected by the civilian membership each year at the unit's Annual Meeting of the 3 US Regular Infantry. Ad hoc committees may be formed to organize special projects. Civilians may also participate in various civil war period projects or fund-raising activities. All projects will be proposed in advance and then presented to the civilians at a meeting for discussion and a vote. Previous activities have included quilting bees, museum tours, dances, and classes on various topics such as fitting a bodice or making a bonnet.
We encourage all civilian members to share their opinions, research, and ideas while respecting the opinions and reenacting goals of others in the group. Reenacting can be a life-long learning process and it is our goal to raise awareness while supporting each other.