3rd US Reenactors Goals and Objectives
The 3rd United States Regular Infantry Reenactors (hereinafter referred to as “the Regiment”) is a nonprofit, educational
organization with the purpose of facilitating the development of, and participation in, battle reenactments and living history of the Civil War era. In a spirit of volunteerism, the members of
the Regiment seek to contribute to a broader understanding of the lives, the issues, and the horrors faced by U.S. Regular Infantry units and their families during the period 1860 to 1865.
- Facilitate the
development of, and participation in, battle reenactments and living history.
- Actively promote the
regiment and recruit new members, assisting them in equipping and developing their historic impressions.
- Develop partnerships
with other reenactment organizations, and national and local governmental organizations interested in promoting Civil War history.
- Develop a strategic
approach to purchasing, maintaining unit equipment, and refreshing uniforms and gear when necessary.
- Promote an “esprit de
corps” that encourages unit members to serve and take on new responsibilities and leadership roles.
- Contribute to
a broader understanding of the lives of U.S. Regular Infantry units and their families.
- Support the development
of a unit education program that encourages the study and research of the U.S Regulars during the Civil War in order to present historically accurate impressions and promote a greater public
awareness of the period. This will include a digital communication strategy that makes widely available educational material to other reenactors and the general public.
- Develop a sustainable
civilian program that permits a wider and more diverse base of members to participate.
- Define and
maintain a reasonable standard of authenticity in the portrayal of the Regular Army soldier and the civilians they came in contact with during the American Civil War.
- Become a recognized
leader in demonstrating accurate drill and “regular army” behavior both on and off the battle field. This includes “School of the Soldier” and “School of the Company”.
- Strive to achieve the
highest possible level of authenticity. However, a commitment to high standards is often constrained by consideration for the health and safety of reenactors and spectators. Also, new
information and research may require periodic corrections to our impressions.