General Regulations

  • All participants must register.
  • Authentic and modern camping will be set up in designated areas only.
  • No modern anachronisms will be permitted in the authentic camps.
  • Authentic camps will be open to public viewing only at designated properly guarded times.
  • All vehicles must be parked in designated areas. 30 minutes allowed for unloading. After that, the vehicle must be moved or it will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
  • No tents (including sutlers’) shall be taken down before the end of Sunday’s battle.
  • All pets on the event site must remain on a leash during the course of the event weekend.  Please clean up after your pet.
  • All confederate uniforms shall be of correct western theater depot or commutation pattern in jeanscloth or other appropriate wool and cotton cloth material.
  • All officers and men should wear a minimum of rank distinction, insignia, and uniform trim.
  • All leather accouterments shall be correct patterns. All buckles, plates, buttons, etc. must be the correct pattern.
  • Modern eyeglasses are prohibited.
  • Wristwatches are prohibited.
  • Modern rings and other jewelry are prohibited.
  • Cameras, if carried, must be hidden. Any photography must be done out of sight of spectators.
  • Only percussion military firearms designed before 1865 and other firearms historically accurate for the Battle of Selma will be permitted on the field, and shotguns can be carried only by mounted cavalry — exceptions to these rules will be permitted ONLY if their use is part of an approved scenario.
  • Horses must be authentically equipped and their owners must assume the responsibility for their care and safety.
  • Notice to all women portraying male soldiers: “Inasmuch as Victorian women were precluded from serving as soldiers under arms during the War Between the States, a soldier who is discovered to be female, by requested admission, shall be discharged from service and excluded from military duties on and off the field by the respective battalion commander as was the practice during the War.”
  • For photography purposes, do not smile during battles.
  • Artillery must be full scale. Both tube and carriage must meet period specifications. Iron reproductions of bronze tubes (e.g., 12-pdr. Napoleons) must be painted bronze.
  • Colors will only be carried by adults. Only late-War, western army colors will be allowed in Battle of Selma on Sunday.
  • Ladies must be in period dress at all times in authentic campsites.
  • Cars will not be allowed into the event site after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning of the event.  All participants should be on-site, set up and have their cars removed by 8 a.m. Saturday morning of the event.  The gate to the site will be staffed in order to keep the event site car free for the duration of the weekend.  Cars will be allowed to enter the site for the purpose of “tearing down” camps at the conclusion of Sunday’s battle.
  • Any cars remaining in camp will be towed by a contracted local tow company.  It will be the responsibility of the owner of a towed vehicle to pay all fees associated with a vehicle being towed.  Please follow the posted rules so that all participants may enjoy the event fully.
  • Emergency calls from home will happen, they always do.  Please understand that you will not be allowed to enter the site with a vehicle between Saturday morning at 8 a.m. until the end of Sunday’s battle for ANY reason.  If you must leave the event early the event staff will do everything possible to find a conveyance for you to haul out your gear.  The event staff will help you all they can but they are not responsible for helping to tear down your camp, load your gear onto the conveyance, or unload your gear in the parking area.  Please plan ahead and travel light coming into the event if you know that you will have to leave before the end of Sunday’s battle.  The less you bring in knowing you will have to leave early the easier it is to get out when your time arrives.
  • All event participants are required to remain in period dress during the event, day or night beginning Friday afternoon.  If you are on site and set up you should be in period dress until after Sunday’s battle when tear down starts.
  • All modern anachronisms should be removed from your person and concealed accordingly in authentic camps.