"Cavalry Officers", Harper's Weekly, October 29, 1864.

Make no mistake... wearing rank and leading the Cavalry may look glamorous on the field but behind the scenes it is a lot of hard work.  It requires many hours of personal time spent coordinating events within our unit, with event organizers, and with other reenacting units.  We elect field and corporate officers at our annual corporate meeting in accordance with unit bylaws.


Field Leadership

Unit officers and non-commissioned officers are responsible for safe, historically accurate, and efficient operations in camp and on the field.  They ensure that the unit is awake and fed, weapons inspected, horses are saddled and the troopers are ready to take the field on time, and the unit is adequately trained to maneuver and fight in a safe and effective military manner.  Field leadership also coordinates battle scenarios between units and, where applicable, reports to higher headquarters.


Corporate Leadership

Our corporate leadership is responsible for ensuring that we remain financially solvent and that we do so while operating in accordance with U.S. non-profit organization laws and regulations.  It also manages membership issues and ensures compliance with the unit bylaws.


Special Duties

We also want to highlight those unit members who habitually go above and beyond to make a great experience even better. Hot meals are a wonderful thing to have at an event, and several of our members selflessly volunteer the time and very significant effort it takes to provide this at many of our reenactments and living histories. Narration is also a crucial bit of living history support, as it provides the context to what we are doing on the field. Last, but definitely not least, are those who photograph us in action and in camp, documenting with images what we do. Almost all the photos on these pages were taken by our unit members; our site would be very dull without their contributions. 


Because of the hard work of our leaders and our unit membership, we're

Tojours Prêt!

 
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