Cape Fear Living History Society Resources

Recruit & Member Handbook

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.

Cape Fear Living History Society Bylaws

The Cape Fear Living History Society Bylaws Our Official Bylaws defining our esteemed organization and the rules we live by.

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.

William Joseph Hardee, Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, E.C. Kirk & Co (1861)

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