Living History Association

35th Alabama Infantry & 73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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155th Battle of Gettysburg

4th Alabama Infantry Regiment

July 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2018

Officers & Non-Commissioned Officers

Event Schedule

Captain Al Sprinkle, chaplain

Company F
Captain Matthew Joe Mallory
First Lieutenant Noah Thomas
First Sergeant Andrew Sprinkle
Second Sergeant Manny Jaime
Corporal Alex Wells
Corporal John Smith
Corporal Taylor Bishop
Corporal Lane Gentry

Projected Strength

Field & Staff
Company F
Civilian Attachment
-Thursday, July 5th, 2018-
1300 – North of the Mason Dixon – Buford probes the enemy position.
(following the battle) – Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
Gettysburg Address
1800 – The Enemy Approaches – Pennsylvania Militia opposes General Early.

-Friday, July 6th, 2018-
1000 – Those Damn Black Hats – Repulsing rebel assault on Seminary Ridge.
(following battle) – Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
Gettysburg Address
1600 – Springing the Trap – Cavalry ambush at Hunterstown.
1800 – Thundering Hell – Defending East Cemetery Hill.

-Saturday, July 7th, 2018-
1100 – A Bloody Harvest – Battle of the Wheatfield
(following battle) – Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
1300 – We Have No Time – Stuart’s Cavalry arrives on the field.
1700 – Attack That Stone Wall – Anderson attacks the Federal center.
(following battle) Gettysburg Address

-Sunday, July 8th, 2018-
1030 – Come On You Wolverines – East cavalry field.
(following battle) – Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
1430 – High Tide at Gettysburg – Pickett’s Charge.
(following battle) – Gettysburg Address



We will be portraying the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company F. For this event we will be working with Longstreet’s Corps, under General Terry Shelton. The original 4th Alabama served in Law’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.



Registration for this event is set up in stages that will increase the closer we get to the deadline. Registration ends on June 1st, and the event will not permit on site registration. On the deadline date of each stage, I will send whatever registration fees I have with me, so make arrangements with me (Captain Matthew Joe Mallory) as soon as possible.


Stage I – November 1st, 2017 to January 31st, 2018 = $20.00

Stage II – February 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2018 = $25.00

Stage III – May 1st, 2018 – June 1st, 2018 = $35.00


Event Location

The event location will be in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, near the site of the actual battlefield.


            1085 Table Rock Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325



A map of the event site has not yet been provided. We will camp with Longstreet’s Corps, and we will have a regulation style camp.


Drill Manual

The drill for this event will be William J. Hardee’s “Rifle and Infantry Tactics”, also known as the Confederate Hardee’s, the Revised Hardee’s, and Hardee’s 1862.



There are 10 battles on the schedule from Thursday until Sunday. We will not be attending all of these battles, but we will have more than many of us are accustomed to. We will need to make sure we have 40 rounds per battle. I recommend a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition, but if you’re wanting to take part in every battle, you will need 400 rounds. It is recommended that the rounds be rolled in the Enfield style, but Springfield, Springfield Blanks, and the “Reenactor” blank cartridges will be accepted, although every round should be wrapped in arsenal packs.



The cook for this event is Private Tim Morris. That being said, we may have long periods where we are away from camp. Some form of rations may be necessary. Haversacks should have, at minimum, 10 round hardtacks, beef jerky (or slab bacon for campaigners), lemon drops, and an extra container of water (preferably in a flask), per day.


Notes on Schedule

Due to the intense schedule of this event, we may have a hard time gathering for drill. We will need to make sure to drill at some point in the day, but it is important to get together as much as possible before the event and drill.


Company Structure

We are raising a company with the intention of having an aggregate of 33 men. It will be broken into twenty privates, four corporals, four sergeants, one first-sergeant, two second-lieutenants, one first-lieutenant, and one captain. Staff positions, such as chaplain, surgeon, quartermaster, etc., will be listed as “Field & Staff”, but the field positions of colonel, lieutenant-colonel, and major, as well as adjutant of the regiment, will be locked until we raise at least three companies.


Minimum Safety Standard

No one will be permitted, regardless of age or experience, to take the field as part of this company without first passing a weapons safety test. If necessary, a quick course in weapons safety will be given to any who request such, or to any who fails to pass the test. The test shall consist of the following;


            5 shots fired from a standing position

                        2 shots will be loaded from Load in Nine Times

                        3 shots will be loaded from Reenactor Load

            5 shots fired from a kneeling position

                        2 shots will be loaded from Load in Nine Times

                        3 shots will be loaded from Reenactor Load

            5 shots fired from a prone position

                        2 shots will be loaded from Load in Nine Times

                        3 shots will be loaded from Reenactor Load


Anyone wishing to take the safety course, or the test, prior to the event must make arrangements with Captain Matthew Joe Mallory and First Sergeant Andrew Sprinkle.

Uniform Guideline

Uniform Guidelines

This portrayal is not a campaigner adjacent. This is primarily a mainstream effort to portray an Alabama unit that fought at Gettysburg. We will not be as strict with our uniform guidelines as an authentic campaigner unit, but we will still have certain guidelines that must be met. In short, we want our appearance to be as authentic as possible, but most of us choose to keep our tents, and some hidden comforts. For those wishing to campaign, we will have a campaigner mess within the company during this event. To sign up for the campaigner mess, simply inform Captain Matthew Joe Mallory, or contact Corporal Taylor Bishop.


Uniform Guideline – Appearance & General Rules

Hair should be worn in a style appropriate to the period. Hair that is unusual for the period, such as long hair, mohawks, etc., must be kept hidden by the use of a hat, or other means, during “open” hours, or when spectators may be present, or during any pictures of video shoots.


Women wishing to be included in the ranks of soldiers must make every effort to disguise their gender. This is a specialized impression, and requires extra attention to detail. Women did indeed fight in the war, but if they were discovered they were sent home. To accurately portray a woman soldier, you have to pretend to be a man, and make it convincing.


Modern glasses are not permitted, and must be replaced with either period frames with your prescription lenses, or with the use of contact lenses.


Although there is indeed evidence of the “barefoot confederate”, such will not be permitted for safety reasons. Shoes must be worn, and be of period styles. The event itself is threatening to remove anyone who goes barefooted.


Tobacco products, if used, must be used in the form of pipes, cigars, snuff, chew, or filter-less cigarettes.


Alcohol will not be permitted in or around the Chapel, and any use elsewhere within the company must be discrete. Drunkenness will not be permitted, and any person found drinking before the conclusion of the day’s battles will not be permitted to take the field.


All uniform pieces (jackets, trousers, kepis, etc.) should be made of mixed cotton and wool fabric, sewn in either a jean weave, cassimere weave, satinette weave, or a plain weave. Officers may use the same material as the enlisted personnel, or may choose to use broadcloth or kersey wool.


Uniform Guideline – Uniform

All items listed are in order of preference.



1. Richmond Depot Kepi

2. C.S. Army Hat

3. British Import Hat

4. Civilian Hat

5. Civilian Cap



1. C.S. Issue Drawers

2. Civilian Drawers



Shirt should have a cravat of appropriate color and pattern.

1. Civilian Square Cut Pattern Shirt

2. Civilian French Cut Pattern Shirt

3. C.S. Issue Shirt

4. British Import Shirt



Trousers should have either civilian braces, or a waist-belt.

1. Richmond Depot Trousers

2. Other C.S. Eastern Theatre Trousers

3. Civilian Trousers



1. Richmond Depot Type II Jacket

2. North Carolina Depot Jacket

3. Commutation Jacket



Wool or cotton knit socks should be worn. All shoes are to have either inlet heel rims or heel plates, and optional hobnails.

1. Richmond Depot Brogans

2. Other C.S. Eastern Theatre Brogans

3. British Blucher Shoes

4. Civilian Shoes

5. U.S. Issue Brogans


Uniform Guideline – Accoutrements

All items listed are in order of preference.



1. C.S. Wooden Canteen

2. C.S. Tin Drum Canteen

3. U.S. New York Depot Canteen

4. U.S. Pennsylvania Depot Canteen

5. U.S. Cincinnati Depot Canteen



1. C.S. Issue Knapsack (Mexican War Style “Kibler”)

2. Isaac & Campbell Knapsack

3. M1853 U.S. Double Bag Knapsack

4. Blanket Roll



1. C.S. Oilcloth Haversack

2. C.S. Painted Haversack

3. C.S. Canvas Haversack

4. M1851 U.S. Tarred Haversack


Cartridge Box & Sling

1. Richmond Arsenal Cartridge Box & Sling

2. Other C.S. Eastern Theatre Arsenal Cartridge Box & Sling

3. M1861 U.S. Cartridge Box w/ M1857 U.S. Shoulder Belt (New York Arsenal, Pennsylvania Arsenal, Cincinnati Arsenal)

4. British Import Cartridge Box & Sling


Cap Pouch

1. Richmond Arsenal Cap Pouch

2. Other C.S. Eastern Theatre Arsenal Cap Pouch

3. M1861 U.S. Cap Pouch

4. British Import Cap Pouch



1. Richmond Arsenal Waist-belt & Belt Plate

2. Other C.S. Eastern Theatre Waist-belt & Belt Plate

3. M1861 U.S. Waist-belt & Belt Plate

4. British Import Waist-belt & Buckle


Uniform Guideline – Weapons

Only officers are permitted the use of pistols or swords. Rifles, also known as “2 Banders” are reserved only for the ranks of sergeant. Carbines are prohibited. All weapons must come with appropriate bayonet, scabbard, tompion, musket tool, bore swab, and bore brush. Gun sling, nipple protector, and oilcloth gun cover are also recommended, but not required.


Muskets and Rifle-Muskets are listed in order of preference.


1. P1853 British Rifled Musket, .577 Caliber (Enfield, Birmingham, Liege, etc.)

2. M1861 U.S. Rifled Musket, .58 Caliber (Springfield, Colt, etc.)

3. M1842 U.S. Musket, .69 Caliber (Springfield, Harper’s Ferry, etc.)

4. M1855 U.S. Rifled Musket, .58 Caliber (Springfield, Harper’s Ferry, etc.)

5. M1816 U.S. Musket, .69 Caliber (Springfield, Harper’s Ferry, etc.)

6. Liege, Belgium made copies of British, French, Saxon, and Prussian muskets and rifle-muskets.

7. Other British, French, Saxon, Prussian, Confederate, and Union made muskets and rifle-muskets.


Uniform Guideline – Camp Equipment

All items listed are in order of preference.



1. A-Frame/Wedge Tent

1. Confederate Tent Fly (campaigner preference)

3. Cincinnati Depot Tent


Gum Blanket

1. C.S. Issue Oilcloth Blanket

2. C.S. Issue Painted Blanket

3. U.S. Rubberized Gum Blanket



1. C.S. Issue Blanket

2. Civilian Blanket

3. U.S. Issue Blanket


Mess Cup

1. Tin Cup

2. Tin Boiler


Mess Plate

1. Tin Plate

2. Canteen Half


Mess Utensils

1. Knife, Fork, & Spoon

2. U.S. Combo Tool

3. Folding Knife, Fork, & Spoon


Personal Items

1. Pocket Knife

2. Wallet

3. $44.00 of C.S. currency (representing 4 months pay)