Where is the Company Camping? (this ran in the 1999 July Regimental
Dispatch by Capt. Jones.)
Finding the F Company camp site. This is not a new issue; it has just
resurfaced again. At one time all you had to do was go to the farthest
most reaches of the event campgrounds and you would find us there,
though that was still not a guarantee. In the recent past things have
started to change, and campaigners have been getting a slightly better
shake. While this is an improvement, it still does not change the issue
of people not being able to find the camp.
Some helpful hints when looking for the company campsite.
Look for trees on the Confederate side. A shaded wood line is
always a great place to camp.
Stay away from tents. Unless it is a special program or the Camp
of Instruction, we will not have tents. Other groups may have tents
up around us or near some woods, just go around them asking for the
21st and then check the woods.
If you do not find the camp within one hour of looking, you need
to make your way to the center of Sutlers’ Row (or the end closest
to the camps) and sit there. Eventually one of the men will come
walking through trying to find some needed treasure.
If you are looking for the camp in the dark, you might as well stop
looking unless you know exactly where it is. That is a good way
to get hurt, stumbling around in the dark over hill and dale.
Look for groups that have the same color uniform you are wearing.
There are not that many that are equipped exactly like we are and
have the uniform look of soldiers that we have.
If you are new to the group, you may want to specify somewhere to
meet one of the veterans, like at the registration tent, at a certain
time. It is always easier to find the camp when you have someone
that knows a lot of people that may know where we are camped.
This may not solve the problem of finding the camp, however it may help
you find it that much quicker. If there are any other suggestions on
how to help this problem please take it through your platoon leader
or the Member at Large. This kind of interaction is their job in the