US Order of Battle

Federal Command Staff

Federal Headquarters

Army of the Potomac

Near: Frederick, Md.

Date: June 21, 2017

GENERAL ORDER, 1862-1 GB

The following will be promulgated throughout the Army of the Potomac immediately and is effective for action upon receipt. Please disseminate to your subordinate commands

Situation
As of this date we have received information that the bulk of the Army of Northern Virginia, after capturing our garrison at Winchester, has crossed the Potomac near Hagerstown and is advancing into Pennsylvania. General Hooker has ordered a general concentration of the army near Frederick, MD, with a following advance toward Gettysburg, PA. Troops should be in the Gettysburg area no later than the evening of June 30

ORDER OF BATTLE, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

 Federal Army Headquarters

Commanding                      Bvt. MG General Darrell Markijohn

Senior ADC                         Colonel Ken Brown

ADC                                   Colonel Craig Mullin

Chief of Staff                       Colonel John Kubilewicz

AAG                                   Major Larry Golding

Chief of Couriers                 Captain Sam Grant

Safety/Medical/Ordnance     Major Paul Dudek

Chief Surgeon                     Major John brasko

Provost                               Major Jeff Pollock

Chief Engineer                    Major Don Ernsberger

Engineer/Cartographer        Major Greg Webster

Quartermaster                    Major Rick Karlowsky

Ass’t QM                            Capt. Ken Siegel

Commissary                        Lt. John Hamilton

Bugler                                           Kevin Ritton

HQ Company, US Sharpshooters

Commanding                      Major Marcus Riddell

Federal Volunteer Brigade

Commanding                      Gen. Jay Henson

Chief of staff                       Col. Steve Reincke

Senior Aide-de-Camp          Lt. Col. Dave Heyne

Senior Aide, Admin Lt.         Col. Doug Snyder

AAG                                   Maj. Jim Caron

Chief Surgeon                     Lt. Col. S. Hines-Stengline

Provost Marshal                  Lt. Col. Sean Lynch

Quartermaster                    Maj. Kevin Harris

Brigade Safety Officer         Maj. Lew Ulrich

First Rgt. Commander         Col. Jim Cobb

Second Rgt. Commander    Col. Don Swope

First Regiment USV

Commanding                      Col. Dave Childs

Wing Commander               Lt Col. Kevin Skaggs

Wing Commander               Major Ray Manzi

Adjutant                              Capt. Jason Eckhart

 Second Regiment, USV

 Commanding                      Col. Chuck Young

Wing Commander               Lt. Col. John Kopich

Wing commander                Major George Cavallone

Adjutant                              Capt. Mike Barycki

Provost                               Capt. Mike Chambers

Quartermaster                    Capt. Les Salsbury

 National Regiment/Mifflin/Vincents

Commanding                     Colonel William David

Lt. Colonel Phil Berg

Major Paul Campos

Adjutant                              Andy Siganuk

Quartermaster                    Sergeant Pete Petersen

Medical Coordinator            Lynne Bauer

AOP/Birneys

Commander                        Major General Brian Withrow

Brig Gen Michael D. Maffei

Chief of Staff                       Colonel John Fuld

Senior Aide-de-Camp          Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Wichtendahl

AAG                                   Lieutenant Colonel Richard Longnecker

Inspector General               Colonel Timon Linn

Chief Surgeon                     Colonel Pete (Doc) Peters

Chief Engineer                    Samuel Washburn

Quartermaster                    Major Bill Longnecker

Artillery

Commanding                      Colonel Rick Dennis

Adjutant                              Major James Lynch

Cavalry

Commanding                      Col Mike Church

Field grade                          Lt Col Charlie Doutt

Logistics and Administration

Camping Areas:

Each division Commander will be assigned camp areas by subsequent General Order once all division strengths and number of company streets have been reported to the chief of staff. Camp and logistics maps will be distributed via subsequent general orders

Site Arrivals:

The Army Staff will begin arriving on site at noon, Wednesday, June28

Division Staff personnel may begin arriving on Wednesday starting at 3:00 pm.

Initial members of each staff [Infantry Division, Cavalry and Artillery] arriving on the field shall report to their higher Headquarters and advise it of their arrival.

Directions

Event Address for GPS purposes is 965 Pumping Station Rd, Gettysburg PA.

General Directions From Route US 15:

Take the Steinwehr Avenue exit Go North on Steinwehr Avenue (Business Rt. 15 N). 200 yards. Turn Left onto Bull Frog Road – go approx. 1.5 mile. Turn Right onto Pumping Station Road. Continue on Pumping Station Road to Reenactment Site.

Directions From Center of Town:

Take Steinwehr Avenue South (Business Rt. 15 South) approx. 1.5 mile to Millerstown Road. Turn right onto Millerstown Road. Cross over Confederate Ave at stop sign. Continue straight on Millerstown Road past Eisenhower Nat’l Historic Site (road name changes to Pumping Station Road) Continue on Pumping Station Road to the reenactment site.

Registration:

Registration area is at the red bar across from the event site. Registration opens for all Reenactors on June 29th starting at 8 am and runs until noon Monday as noted below..

o Thursday, June 29th – 8 AM to 9 PM

o Friday, June 30th – 7 AM to 10 PM

o Saturday, July 1st – 7 AM to 9 PM

o Sunday, July 2nd – 7 AM to 8 PM

o Monday July 3rd – 7 AM to Noon

 

Designated Reenactor Entrance:

All Federal personnel shall enter the reenactment via the hard surface road directly across from the registration area

Reenactor Parking:

  • Federal Reenactor parking will be in the field behind the Federal camps. Note: The first row of parking is reserved for artillery prime movers and trailers.
  • Cavalry trailer parking will be in the vicinity of their camp Logistics: Wood: Wood will be dispersed throughout the camp site as usual. Proximity to any one division area does not constitute exclusive ownership. Commanders are
  • Any requests for amenities, shortages or needs are to be reported directly to respective Division Headquarters, which will report them to the Army Headquarters Quartermaster.responsible for ensuring that wood is not hoarded and distributed equally within the camps.

    Water: Water will be available at multiple locations around the camp

    Safety: Each Commander is responsible for ensuring the safety regulations for the event are read and enforced.

    • The United States Volunteers Safety Standard Operations Procedures will be enforced in all Federal Commands. In addition, safety rules promulgated by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee (GAC) will be in effect as well. These will be briefed at the Friday Officer’s Call and may be found at: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/reenactors/safety/
    • http://www.usvolunteers.org/docs/USV-Safety-SOP-012013.pdf
    • As a compromise to modern safety, a minimum number of period Ice Angels (2-3) will be permitted for each authorized Battalion. Each Ice Angel must be at least 16 years of age Emergencies in Camp:  There are a couple of things that the provost will specifically be looking for:
    • Impression requirements:
    • The Emergency Plan has been developed by local emergency units in conjunction with the Federal Safety/Medical staff and the GAC Operations Staff. It will be distributed at the medical/safety officer briefing Friday evening. For any medical staff arriving early, there is a briefing with the GAC Medical staff Thursday morning at 10:00 AM
    • No pets in camp – you will be asked to remove the pet from the property
    • No use of straw/hay for furniture anywhere near a fire.
    • Period dress required after 12 Midnight Thursday and remaining in period dress until approximately 4:00 PM Sunday
    • All vehicles will be out of camp by 6:00 AM Saturday morning. After 6:00 AM Saturday, no non-period vehicles in camp except for medical emergency, coordination of logistics purposes or for the use of Artillery as weapons prime movers.
    • Cars will not be allowed in camp until after the army marches off to battle on Monday.
    • Event impression standards are found at: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/reenactors/impression-standards/

Equestrian Considerations

  • All horses brought onto the site are required to have a current Coggins certificate which will be checked at registration. Failure to produce proof of Coggins will result in the horse not being allowed on the property.
  • Hay – Hay will be supplied and distributed for each horse, for the entire event, at the cavalry registration area when the horse is registered at the rate of one bale per day per horse plus one additional bale for the event.
  • Veterinarian There will be an on-call vet for the event. Contact Federal HQ and we will have him dispatched to your location. Additional GAC safety rules concerning horses for the event are found as part of the event website at:
  • http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/reenactors/safety/

Tentative Military Schedule

Wednesday, June 28

Camp open for Federal HQ and division staffs

Thursday, June 29

8:00 AM    Camps and registration open at 8 AM for reenactors

10:00 AM  Medical staff meeting with GAC medical, fire OPS personnel

9:00 PM    Registration closes for the evening

Friday, June 30

7:00 AM    Reenactor registration opens

6:00 PM    Officers Call at Federal HQ to include Division Commanders and field grades

6:00 PM    Division medical staff/safety officer meeting at Federal HQ

6:00 PM    Division quartermaster meeting at Army quartermaster fly, adjacent to Federal HQ

10:00 PM  Reenactor registration closes

12:00 AM  All quiet

Saturday-July 1

7:00 AM  Reveille – followed by morning meal

  Morning Reports due to Army HQ 1 hour after Reveille.

  Camp condition report due to Army HQ one hour after morning meal

7:00 AM Reenactor registration opens

8:30 AM Gates open to public

Formation for battle

Cavalry will form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and turned held by the HQ Staff courier assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

11:00 AM Cavalry battle “Ambush at Hunterstown”

12:00 PM (approximate) mortar Demonstration (Spectator Area)

3:30 PM. Fife & Drum music performed by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 (Activities Tent 2)

Formation for battle

3:50 PM         Attention

4:00 PM         Assembly

4:10 PM         To the Colors

Form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and held by the HQ Staff Officers assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

4:30 PM         March off to Battle

5:00 PM         Battle: Perrin’s Attack – “The Capture of Seminary Ridge”

9:00 PM         Reenactor registration closes

12:00 AM       All quiet

Sunday-July 2

7:00 AM         Reveille – followed by morning meal

  Morning Reports due to Army HQ 1 hour after Reveille.

  Camp condition report due to Army HQ one hour after morning meal

7:00 AM         Reenactor registration opens

8:30 AM         Gates open to public

9:00 AM         Catholic Mass with Fr. David Moreno, Activity Tent #2

9:30 AM         Officers Call to include Division Commanders and field grades at Federal HQ

10:00 AM       Period Worship Service adjacent to Federal HQ

Formation for battle

Cavalry will form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and turned held by the HQ Staff courier assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

11:00 AM Cavalry battle “Farnsworth’s Fatal Charge”

12:00 PM (approximate) mortar Demonstration (Spectator Area)

1:00 PM Fife & Drum music performed by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 (Activities Tent 1)

Formation for battle

1:20 PM         Attention

1:30 PM         Assembly

1:40 PM         To the Colors

Form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and held by the HQ Staff Officers assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

2:00 PM       March off to Battle

2:30 PM      Battle: The Wheatfield – “A Bloody Harvest”

8:00 PM       Reenactor registration closes

12:00             AM All quiet

Monday, July 3

7:00 AM       Reveille – followed by morning meal

Morning Reports due to Army HQ 1 hour after Reveille.

Camp condition report due to Army HQ one hour after morning meal

7:00 AM       Reenactor registration open

8:30 AM       Gates open to public

9:00 AM       Officers Call to include Division Commanders and field grades at Federal HQ

Formation for battle

Cavalry will form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and turned held by the HQ Staff courier assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

10:00 AM Cavalry battle: “Clash at Fairfield”

 11:00 PM       (approximate) mortar Demonstration (Spectator Area)

12:00 PM       Reenactor registration closes

12:30 PM       Fife & Drum music performed by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 (Activities Tent 2)

Formation for battle

12:20 PM       Attention

12:30 PM       Assembly

12:40 PM       To the Colors

Form and conduct weapons safety inspection per the USV Safety SOP. Inspection certificates will be collected and held by the HQ Staff Officers assigned to the Division for this purpose. Move into column of march as directed for the scenario being carried out.

1:00 PM         March off to Battle

1:30 PM        Battle: Cushing’s Battery – “A Valiant Stand” (Segment of Pickett’s Charge

Event concludes at the end of the battle scenario.

Bvt. Major General Darrell Markijohn

Commanding General

Colonel John Kubilewicz

Chief of Staff

 Last update 6/23/2017