Upon arrival at the event all participants must sign in.
After sign in all participants should report to their appropriate army
Quartermasters or a member of their staffs before setting up your
No modern vehicles will be permitted in the camp areas from 10:00
AM Saturday to 3:00 PM Sunday. This rule will be enforced by New
York State Park Personnel and violators will be ticketed.
Despite pounding thunder storms it appears from all accounts that
neither army at Bennington had the luxury of being under canvas.
However, since most reenactors are accustomed to staying in tents
and because they provide an interesting visual effect for the public,
there will be no prohibition on their use. However, all tents should be
correct for 1777 and private soldiers should be using standard size
wedges unless you have been asked to take a command position.
Please plan accordingly. Wall tents and marquees should only be
used by officers in the military camp. Finally, excessive camp
equipage must be avoided.
All fires are restricted to the mess or kitchen areas only. Sod must be
carefully removed and then replaced when the weekend is over. A
water bucket and blanket must be near the fire at all times. NO UN-
ATTENDED FIRES. NO FIRES OR OPEN FLAMES IN THE CAMP
No fires will be allowed in the company streets. No open flames are
allowed in tents, all candles must be enclosed in period correct
lanterns. Lantern stands are not historically correct, so please leave
them at home. Also, no modern lanterns or camp stoves will be
allowed in the encampment.
The following items are not permitted in camps at any time:
o Camp furniture in the company streets
o Non-period cookware, such as blue enamel speckleware
o Visible plastic bags or ground cloths
o Visible cots or sleeping bags
o Lanterns stands
o Metal campfire sets in military camps
o Unbroken hay bales
o Two piece camp chairs, slat chairs or other anachronistic
o Visible non-period foodstuffs
o Visible modern food packaging including beverage cans,
o Modern pets
A provost will be assigned to each camp to insure a reasonable level