Research & References

Links to Official and Related Materials

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Official Documents

The By-Laws of the United States Volunteers Ratified in 2012
The USV Safety Standard Operating Procedures This was accepted by the USV on January 19,2013.
This will be the going forward joint SOP.
USV Minimum Authenticity Standards This is a 2013 resolution of the USV Volunteers.
USV Fife and Drum Manual This was accepted by the USV on January 11, 2014.
USV Tune List Sources This was accepted by the USV on January 11, 2014.
The Keith Prohaska Scholarship -
The Gordon L. Palmer Scholarship -

Reference Documents


Casey's Infantry Tactics The guide for instruction, including School of the Soldier,
School of the Company, Skirmish Drill,
and School of the Battalion. All reenactors should start here.
Volume I     Volume II     Volume III
The Official Records "The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies".From the Ohio State University project.
Searchable OR for all primary source history, at least as it was reported.
Start with the history as it was originally written. This is the best site of several out there.
Customs of Service for NCOs,
August Kautz, 1864
Duties and responsibilities for all soldiers and non-commissioned officers.
(Thanks to the USRegulars, I include their content here.)
Customs of Service for Officers,
August Kautz, 1864
Duties and responsibilities for all officers.
(Thanks to the USRegulars, I include their content here.)

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