Reenactor registration is as follows:
Early Registration until January 1, 2023
$15 per person ages 16 and over.

Regular Registration is from January 2, 2023, until April 15, 2023
$20 per person ages 16 and over.

Late registration is from April 16, 2023, until June 5, 2023
$30 per person ages 16 and over.

Walk-on fee from June 6, until the event
$35 per person ages 16 and over.

Children ages 10-15 are $10
Children 9 and under are free.

The following rules are in place to ensure a high degree of authenticity and enjoyment for all participants, and to be sure we accurately represent history to the public. The spectators who attend reenactments today are far more educated than in the past, so it is our responsibility to them to raise our standards so as not to disappoint or mislead them. All questions concerning these regulations should be addressed to Dustin at dlheisey@protonmail.com. It is important to note, that while these rules may seem to alienate one form of participation from another, it is intended, rather, to bring the hobby closer together by leveling the field. Making simple adjustments to your uniform creates an authentic representation that everyone can be proud of and brings with it, more honor and respect for those whom we represent. There is a place here for everyone that can adhere to these simple standards. Thank you for your participation.


No specialty impressions (Lee, Grant, Lincoln, Davis, foreign observers, generals without commands, Belle Boyd, Indians, unless specifically called for in a scenario), sailors, marines, and so forth- are not allowed without pre-event approval. Please contact Scott Fink at crow0223@verizon.net with any questions concerning this.

There will be six main camps established: the first two will be military-only camps for the respective sides that will be run as military camps of 1863. This includes artillery and cavalry. Next, there will be an authentic civilian/living history camp that will have its own specific authenticity regulations.

No excessive drinking will be permitted in any camp, period.

Military: All commanders will be held liable for the actions of their troops, both on and off the field.

Civilians: There will be a civilian coordinator on site, and all are encouraged to work together to improve their experience.

ALL participants must be in period dress while camps are open to the public. This does not not apply to those just arriving to the event and still are in the process of setting up camp. What you do inside your tent away from public view, however, is your business. Anyone not attired in period dress will be asked to leave the period camps after a sufficient warning.

Please see the “Looking 1863” for both Federal and Confederate reenactors.

No modern items are to be open to public view. Camps will be patrolled by the provost to always ensure authenticity is at a high level. We will be sticking to this and enforcing these simple standards throughout the event. Ensuring a high degree of standards not only improves the experience for the spectators that are paying to be here, but it also ensures that participants are getting the most of this 1863 experience. It does the troops who we are portraying a disservice to do anything less.

No cars will be allowed in camp after 11 p.m. Friday until after the battle on Sunday. No participants are allowed to break camp prior to the Sunday battle. We have established a suitable end time on Sunday to allow adequate time to allow for breakdown and clean up.
No dead animal parts on uniform or weapons. This means plumes, feathers, animal tales or other such ornamentation unless prior documentation is provided to the event organizer. This rule does not apply to the Bucktails. Again, please see the “Looking 1863” for both Federal and Confederate reenactors.

No Zouave muskets, Kentucky Rifles, Shotguns, Hawken Rifles, or any other weapon not of the 1863 timeframe will be allowed without prior approval and documentation.

Modern glasses are discouraged and contacts are preferred if you are unable to do away with modern frames. If you are unable to do either, we ask that you do not use transition lenses during the event. NO modern shoes, watches, or any other clothing item will be allowed. This is a zero-tolerance policy.

All military impressions should be of the 1863 period. Please see the “Looking 1863” for both Federal and Confederate reenactors.

Children in the civilian/living history camps must be dressed as per children of the 1860’s, not as kids in uniforms playing war with cap guns…this will not be allowed.

Correct Corps Badges are required for the Federals as dictated by the scenarios.

Only commissioned officers will be allowed to carry side-arms, except for mounted troops who will be allowed one pistol per person.

Only full-scale artillery will be allowed to participate in the battle. However, this does not mean that you cannot bring other types of artillery to display and educate the public on the different pieces of artillery used during the war. Please contact Rick Gist at drrickgist@hotmail.com prior to registering as artillery if you have any questions.

No unscripted hand-to-hand combat will be allowed.

All troops not following orders from the respective commanders will be asked to leave the event after sufficient warning.

Each camp will be patrolled by event staff to always ensure authenticity. Please see the “Looking 1863” for both Federal and Confederate reenactors.  No modern food containers, coolers, or beverage containers will be allowed out in public view. All companies and participants that require the above conveniences must keep them always hidden during public hours and are strongly encouraged to do so at other times. This is to increase the quality of the event for re-enactors and spectators alike. If a company violates this policy they will be subject to be removed from the event at the discretion of the staff.

No participants under the age of 16 will be allowed to carry weapons at any time, on or off the field.

All participants under the age of 16 must be functional musicians to be allowed on the field and no one under the age of 13 allowed on the field at all. This is for both authenticity and safety reasons.

Ramrods are not to be used at any time during the battle

Those participants who portray barefooted soldiers are permitted to do so, however; the event is in no way responsible for injuries caused by this portrayal.

All troops are encouraged to carry a full kit during the battles – a blanket or knapsack, as the troops involved in this battle had just covered long distances during the campaign, and would have outdistanced their supply wagons.  Please see the “Looking 1863” for both Federal and Confederate reenactors.

Any horse on site must be listed on your registration form and appropriate health and safety paperwork provided at the time of registration at the event.

The grounds will be left as good as or better than when we arrived. You are required to treat the property with the utmost respect. DO NOT leave your site until it has been properly cleaned and trash placed in properly designated collection areas. Failure to do so will result in you being permanently banned from future PCWA events. This is a zero forgiveness policy. We have been entrusted with the use of the private property. This WILL be respected. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Fire pits may be dug by these standards: Remove the top layer of vegetation. Place vegetation in a protected area where it won’t be trampled on all weekend. At the conclusion of the event, properly and thoroughly extinguish all fires and embers, allow time to cool, then replace the previously removed vegetation back over the fire pit and carefully apply pressure to reseat the vegetation into place.

Thank you all for your participation and for working closely with the PCWA to provide an experience that we can all be proud of!