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GENERAL ORDERS OF THE CUMBERLAND GUARD

General Order #1-06 - General Orders General Order #5-06 - Battalion Headquarters
General Order #2-06 - Special Orders General Order #6-06 - The Battalion Staff
General Order #3-06 - The Brigade Staff General Order #7-06 - Field Music
General Order #4-06 - Brigade Headquarters  

General Order #1-06
General Orders

General Orders shall be prepared and numbered (beginning with #1), each year and published at the beginning of the year and at the beginning of each campaign. They shall apply for the year unless superceded by a Special Order.

General Order #2-06
Special Orders

Special Orders will be prepared, numbered (beginning with #1), and published for each campaign.

 

General Order #3-06
The Brigade Staff

The brigade staff shall consist of the Chief of Staff, the Assistant Adjutant General, the Assistant Inspector General, the Field Officer of the Day.

The brigade staff may include the following additional positions: Aid-de-Camp, Quartermaster, Commissary, Engineer, Judge Advocate, Ordnance Officer, Mustering Officer, Provost Marshal, Medical Officer, and any other position designated by Special Order.

The duties of the Brigade Staff shall be as follows:

The Chief of Staff shall co-ordinate all other Brigade Staff Officers and perform such other tasks as are assigned to him by the Brigade Commander.

The Assistant Adjutant General shall keep the records and books for Brigade, including all general orders and special orders, shall receive morning reports from battalion adjutants and compile a Brigade report for the chief of staff.

The Assistant Inspector General shall act as the safety officer for the Brigade, shall receive safety reports from Battalion Adjutants and/or Battalion Assistant Inspector Generals, and shall compile a brigade report for the Chief of Staff.

The Field Officer of the Day shall maintain the order of the Brigade camp and the Brigade guards.
An Aid-de-Camp shall perform such duties as are assigned to him by the Commander of the Brigade.

The Quartermaster shall distribute wood and other supplies as may be provided to the Brigade.

The Commissary Officer shall distribute any food provided to the Brigade.

The Engineer shall direct construction of fortifications for the Brigade.

The Judge Advocate shall prepare and conduct courts martial for the Brigade.

The Ordnance Officer shall regulate the arms and ammunition of the Brigade and assist the Assistant Inspector General in his safety inspections.

The Mustering Officer shall inspect and enroll new recruits into the Brigade.

The Provost Marshal shall have custody of prisoners and prisoners of war.

The Medical Officer shall oversee the medical needs of the Brigade, insure the fitness of the troops, and report injuries to the Chief of Staff.

General Order #4-06
Brigade Headquarters

The Brigade Commander shall designate an area for Brigade Headquarters to conduct the business of the Brigade. This area shall be manned at all times by a responsible officer between Reveille and Tattoo except when the Brigade is under brigade formation, marching, conducting brigade drill, or in combat.

General Order #5-06
Battalion Headquarters

Each Battalion Commander shall designate an area for his Battalion Headquarters to conduct the business of the Battalion. This area shall be manned at all times by a responsible officer between Reveille and Tattoo except when the Battalion is in Brigade formation, on a Brigade march, conducting Brigade drill, or in combat.

General Order #6-06
The Battalion Staff

Each Battalion Staff shall consist of an Adjutant, a Battalion Assistant Inspector General, and the Officer of the Day.

The Battalion staff may include the following positions: Aid-de-Camp, Quartermaster, Commissary, Engineer, Judge Advocate, Ordnance Officer, Mustering Officer, Provost Marshal, Medical Officer, and any other position designated by Special Order.

The duties of the battalion staff shall be as follows:

The Adjutant shall keep records and books for battalion, including all general orders and special orders, shall receive morning reports from the companies and shall compile a battalion report for the brigade Assistant Adjutant General.

The Assistant Inspector General shall act as the safety officer for the Battalion, shall receive safety reports from company commanders, and shall compile a Battalion report for the Brigade Assistant Inspector General.

The Officer of the Day shall maintain the order of the Battalion camp and the Battalion guards, if any.

An Aid-de-Camp shall perform such duties as are assigned to him by the commander of the Battalion.

The Quartermaster shall distribute wood and other supplies as may be provided to the Battalion.

The Commissary Officer shall distribute any food provided to the Battalion.

The Engineer shall direct construction of fortifications for the Battalion.

The Judge Advocate shall prepare and conduct courts martial for the Battalion.

The Ordnance Officer shall regulate the arms and ammunition of the Battalion.

The Mustering Officer shall inspect and enroll new recruits into the Battalion.

The Provost Marshal shall have custody of prisoners and prisoners of war.

The Medical Officer shall oversee the medical needs of the battalion, insure the fitness of the troops, and report injuries to the Brigade Medical Officer.

General Order #7-06
Field Music

1. All Companies are expected and encouraged to actively recruit qualified Field Musicians (Fifers, Drummers, and Buglers) to their organizations.

2. All Field Music (Fifers, Drummers, and Buglers) shall report to the Cumberland Guard Headquarters upon arriving at an event.

3. Field Music (Fifers, Drummers, and Buglers) shall fall under the command of the Principal Musician and the Principal Musician to the Cumberland Guard Chief Aid de Camp or any other officer designated by the colonel.

4. Brigade Field Music (Orderly Fifer, Police Drummer, and Bugler), Drum Major and Principal Musician shall camp within the Cumberland Guard Staff area.

5. All Regiment, Company and Battalion (Fifers, Drummers, and Brigade Buglers) shall camp within their Regiment, Company and Battalion areas.

6. A bugled prelude or drum prelude call will be provided for all major maneuver elements. One for each Battalion and for the Brigade. You and your men are expected to recognize your call. Prelude calls will not change once established.

7. Musicians will be functional in order to participate in a Cumberland Guard Event. A musician is expected to know the duty calls, battlefield calls, Parade, Reviews for their branch and have the ability to play in front of troops and spectators. To 'play' they must be able to perform without hesitation. Hence a musician can be asked at any time to communicate to any Brigade troops, with no mistakes or false stepping.

8. Musicians will be used as they were meant: to maneuver, motivate, and mold troops into skilled,efficient units operating at the express desire of their commanders. If there is a doubt that a musician is functional, an audition in front of a Brigade Principal Musician will be arranged. All musicians (world wide) know what an audition is.

9. Buglers or drummers will sound the orders for the Brigades and Battalions first.... and in that sequence. Small battalion or brigade Fife and Drum Corps should not operate on their own schedule, but shall be integrated in the overall event schedule. Bugles first, fife and drums second, as per period requirements. The Police Drummer or Brigade Bugler will be on duty near the Colonel at all times, and near the Colonel on the battlefield. The Police Drummer or Brigade Bugler should be within earshot of ALL Officers’ calls.

10. “MONDERN TAPS” or “EXTINGUISH LIGHTS” will be used as the proper period bugle call. Battles will end with “CEASE FIRE” sounded by each branch of service. Drums will also beat the “LONG ROLL” for cease-fire. “RISE UP” will be the command to resurrect the casualties that don't want to be processed through aid stations.

11. Company Officers, Battalion Commanders, and Brigade staffs are expected to recognize the basic calls, in regard to both military schedule and battlefield movements. All camp and battlefield orders will be communicated by music wherever possible, even if not necessary. When the call comes in over the roar of a battle you and your men will be better prepared to act as they did.

12. CASEY'S will be used as the primary source for all Bugle Calls and Drum Beats from BRUCE AND EMMETT’S, HART’S AND CASEY’S within the Cumberland Guard.

13. All calls for both bugle and drum along with the duties of the Field Music are available from the Cumberland Guard Chief Aid de Camp.

14. Questions concerning the use of music in camp and field will be directed to and adjudicated by the Cumberland Guard’s Principal Musician and/or Cumberland Guard Chief Aid de Camp.

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