The Recruit & Member Handbook represents a general guideline for the members and recruits of the Cape Fear Living History Society, Inc. The handbook contains articles defining the purpose of the Society, rules and regulations governing the unit, by-laws of the Society, and the authenticity guidelines which set the parameters of our impressions of the soldier of the American Civil War.
Hardee's School of the Soldier
The North Carolina Drill Manual (1862) incorporates General William Hardee's "School of the Soldier", defining the basics for drill and deportment for soldiers on both sides. Simplified and updated from Scott's and Casey's more arcane and (some say) convoluted manuals, Hardee's presents the basics for the citizen soldier.
Hardee's Instructions for Skirmishers
The Instruction for Skirmishers, also taken from General Hardee's manual for Infantry Tactics, provides the basics for forming, deploying and rallying skirmishers against the enemy forces.
William Joseph Hardee, Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, E.C. Kirk & Co (1861)
North Carolina Confederate Impressions by Date
This article, North Carolina Confederate Impressions by Date, provides a time sliced view of the uniforms and equipment available to the North Carolina troops at three periods of time:
Compiled for Company K, 18th N.C. Troops