USV Safety Regulations

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                  3) Lunging with musket muzzles is prohibited.
                  4) Pistols must not be discharged at close quarters.
                  5) Sabers should be used with sheaths at close quarters.
         B. Rear rank soldiers must keep the first and second bands of their muskets aligned with the first rank soldiers' shoulders and most importantly must not step back when firing as this will move their musket muzzles too close to the first rank troops.
         C. Firearms should be discharged before taking a "Hit".
         D. Show respect for our individnal units. Taklng of Colors will not be done unless agreed upon prior to battle. Units desiring such a portmyal must agree and overall Union and Confederate Commanders must be made aware and agree to such actions.

SAFETY IS EVERY PARTICIPANTS RESPONSIBILITY! While units officers and NCO's are held responsible for the actions of their unit members, it still remains that EVERY UNIT MEMBER IS A RESPONSIBLE ADULT!

It takes two mistakes to make an accident. Someone doing something they shouldn't and someone not paying attention.

SOP -1. SAFETY REGULATIONS.                                             TAB D - ARTILLERY

         A. All attending units will be assigned to the Artillery organization formed for a particular event. Units wanting to be assigned to a particular Infantry Brigade must obtain permission from the Chief of Artillery and the Commanding General.
         B. An attending units will be assigned to Batteries. Batteries will be assigned to Battalions.
         C. The chief of Artillery will choose Battery and Battalion commanders on individual experience and past performance of leadership at previous events.
         D. All attending units will participate in all safety inspections, drills, demonstrations, battle formations and camp duties that they may be assigned.
         E. The Chief of Artillery will assign staff positions.
         F. All attending units with less than six guns will be organized into Batteries. Existing officers of the attending unit will be utilized in these batteries. Excess officers will be asked to perform positions and duties where needed.
         G. Officers are expected to have knowledge of their duties and be prepared to perform duties of their rank. This may mean temporary assignments with duties of their rank in other Bateries than their own.
         H. The Chief of Artillery will be chosen by the Federal Commanding Officer.
         I. The chief of Artillery must approve all officers above the rank of Captain. No walk on Regimental Grade Officers, i.e. Maj, Lt. Col. or Col.
         J. NCO's of Regimental rank will be assigned duties of their rank, i.e. Ordnance sgt., Quartermaster Sgt. or Sgt. Major.
         K. Company grade NCO's will be expected to perform duties according to their rank. Surplus NCO's may be asked to perform as cannoneers.
         L. An officers will be required to attend their appropriate meetings. Meeting will be held at four different levels. Meetings will have designated meeting places and times posted. Remember that information has to flow down the chain of command as well as up the chain of command.
                           Meeting levels:
                           Staff- Staff members only
                           Division - Staff and Battalion officers

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