1st Alabama Cavalry - Est. 1862
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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Glenda McWhirter Todd. She passed away on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a historian, genealogist, and author who prided herself on being a descendant of Andrew Ferrier McWhirter of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. Her work over the past two decades and her dedication to the 1st Alabama Cavalry has created a legacy that will last for years to come.

Her life's work has touched thousands of people through the years, and I am glad that I had the pleasure to work with her as long as I did. My hope is that her work will live on for years to come to educate and inspire a new generation.

(Except for the secret ones that we don't tell you about until you break them.)

1. Attend scheduled drills. Those who don't drill WILL NOT fight with the company (unless released from drill by prior arrangement).
2. On the battlefield, or in any "on duty, before the public" situation, observe formality/respect with officers and non-coms.
3. Come to camp with everything you need-- food, drinks chairs, equipment, cartridges, etc.-- or make sure arrangements are made for you.

    A. Don't sit on someone else's chair unless invited. There are plenty of boxes, wood, bales, etc., available for those who do not bring chairs. As a general rule, if you did not carry it in, ASK.
    B. If you rely on others for anything, including tentage, contact them before the event, to make certain they will provide for you. Tell them if you coming, and come if you say you are. If something makes you cancel, let them know.
    C. It is normal that we "share" many things, and it's not uncommon for people to bring things specifically to share. Remember to bring something extra next time if you took some stuff last time. Please remember that sharing is a two-way action.

4. Keep the camp clean. Pick up your own trash, and anyone else's you see. (And don't hesitate to point out someone else's!) Don't expect to be treated as a "guest" who doesn't have to pick up after himself.
5. When we're in the authentic camp, keep ALL modern items-- cans, cups, food packages, clothing--out of sight, especially during the day, or when visitors are in camp. Put drinks in authentic cups, put food on authentic plates, stay in authentic dress, etc. This is a courtesy to the event and to other reenactors, and reflects heavily on the unit. Likewise, vehicles should only be at the campsite long enough to unload and set-up, and then should be moved to the parking area provided until the end of the event.
6. Refrain from disrupting the camp late at night. Respect event rules, and the sleeping habits of your unit mates. Share conversation time or just listen.
7. Never trust a sheep. They are nothing but a bunch of dirty liars.
8. (An extension of 3b). If you're borrowing equipment, clothing, tentage, etc., coordinate your actions with the owner and ask before doing anything. Be prepared to clean the borrowed items, set up and take down tentage, tote equipment, etc. If you are loaned items for use out of sight of the owner, coordinate their return.
9. On days when there are no volunteers for camp duties, duties will be assigned by the non-coms. These may include fetching wood and water, digging fire pits, cooking or any other appropriate tasks. This unit is a "working family," and every person in it has performed all of these tasks.

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