Joining the Legion is a rather simple affair.Membership is open to all persons 16-60+ who are in good health and love to reenact history. We especially welcome all Native Americans and Cherokees to the Legion as they served with us long ago in infantry and cavalry capacities. The Legion usually tries to have one meeting a month during the year. There is also one event per month, May through October, plus numerous side events such as school presentations, parades, living history camps, memorials at cemetaries here in the Denver area for fallen Confederate soldiers, and TV/movie shoots to name but a few events. We usually expect our members to do at least(we do require this) three to four events per year to be considered active members. We do not penalize you for having a life outside of the Legion-It is expected that you do! We are also rather tolerant of those who have present ties to other reenactment units but we ask that you not try to mingle any such obligations. The Legion is her own entity, NOT an offshoot! We also ask that if you are artillery or cavalry that you check beforehand as to whether or not your impression is feasible. The Legion did have all three branches in its organization historically but today's Legion is, at present, mainly infantry and dismounted cavalry. We don't mind horsemen or cannoneers but you need to find out if you can bring your four-legged Pard or your field piece(If you got one).This is not to discourage, merely to inform as the liability associated with these impressions is considerable.Please also note that the transportation for such things would be up to you then,too. Of course, if you live in Colorado joining is easy. We also welcome out-of-state members but remember that the meetings are held in the Denver Metro area. If you live in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, or Utah it may be a hike but it's worth it if you want to wear gray! Please try to attend as many meetings as you can for the information, planning, and drill sessions. You'll also get concrete answers to your questions about uniforms and equipments. Below is a uniform and equipment list for those of you interested in finding out what we require as far as that is concerned. Reenacting is NOT cheap, but it is ultimately rewarding! Welcome to the Legion!
The following items are requested to be purchased within two years of initial enlistment: Shell jacket-medium grey, 7 button(CSA or NC star),late war (Early war pattern requires black (state militia)trim. Trousers-sky blue wool kersey, infantry pattern. Your Yankee pants will do just fine! Forage cap- medium grey, McDowell or regular brim. Hat brass of infantry bugle and company letter "I" is OPTIONAL. Waistbelt-enlisted man's black or russet leather with either CS or NC one-piece buckle.Upside down US also acceptable Cap pouch- black, state-issue pattern. Cartridge pouch and sling- black without US plate or baldric. CS plate is, again, optional. Musket-Enfield '53 or '58 pattern with bayonet,scabbard, and belt frog Boots or Brogans- Boots-Cavalry pattern black or brogans-roughout black or russet. ETC.- Suspenders, civilian 3-4 button-placket shirt, wool socks, underwear of muslin(optional) Haversack- Either Federal tarred or Confederate canvas with mess equipments of- 9" mess plate, wood or bone-handled knife and fork, fiddleback tablespoon, and 12 oz. tin cup (You will drink that much!) Canteen- Smoothside or bull's eye canteen with wool cover and linen sling and attached cork. This is required equipment! Poncho-For the rain and sleeping groundcover. OPTIONAL CLOTHING- Infantry pattern greatcoat, medium grey. Wool mitts or gloves. Bandannas are permissable if hidden. DISMOUNTED CAVALRY- Please see the "Cherokee Braves" page.
If you want to join the Legion now, simply send us either an e-mail message or letter with your name, address, phone(home &work) to Corporal Milner and he'll process you in. You'll get instructions and directions to our next meeting plus a hearty "Welcome Aboard!" Please be sure to mention any prior reenactment experience in your letter. Thank You! Send your information to: SGT. WILLIAM RHOADES 609 PINYON CR. BRIGHTON, CO. 80601 EMAIL AT RhoadesW@Quanterra.com or SGT. Robert Milner Thomas' North Carolina Legion 8033 West Spanish Peak Littleton, CO 80127 e-mail Bob at: JReb20th@aol.com