Cadets will simultaneously study Silas Casey’s Infantry Tactics, William J. Hardee’s Rifle and Infantry Tactics, as well as
Hardee’s Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics.
By the completion of the course each cadet should be well versed in each
School of Musketry
Cadets will learn the types of arms used during the war,
how to safely operate them, how to maintain them, how to make basic repairs,
and know the safety rules for each piece.
Cadets will learn how to set up and maintain a camp for
both campaigns and garrisons. They will learn to build fires, cook rations, and
some skills necessary for camping.
Cadets will simultaneously study the tactics of Winfield
Scott, William Gilham, and D. W. Baxter. By completion of this course each
cadet should be well versed in each manual.
Cadets will learn to read and write period script
(Spencerian or Copperplate), as well as the art of writing period letters and
Cadets will learn how to read and draw topographical
Third Class (Third
Introduction to Cavalry
Cadets will study Poinsett’s Cavalry Tactics, as well as basic horsemanship.
Cadets will learn basic fencing techniques for the sabre.
Cadets will learn the administrative responsibilities of
command, both period and modern. They will learn to fill out forms, create
websites, create social media pages, etc.
Cadets will study the tactics of field artillery and
become certified to operate a cannon.
Cadets will learn the responsibilities of planning,
maintaining, and hosting a successful reenactment and living history event.
Cadets will study the regulations of both Union and
First Class (Fifth
Cadets will study the evolution of American military
tactics used during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Indian
Wars, and the War of 1861, as well as French Napoleonic tactics.
Cadets will apprentice under a special impression, such
as blacksmith, doctor, lawyer, farmer, printer, etc., and learn the skills of
the trade so as to gain an understanding of the pre-war occupation of the
Cadets will write a research paper on any topic they
desire (with Instructor’s approval) between 1830 and 1865.