The First Federal Division is a joint venture between the Frontier Brigade, Army of the Ohio, US Muddy River Battalion, US Territorial Battalion, Western Artillery Reserves, Division Cavalry Brigade and Minty's Cavalry Brigade. The First Federal Division provides a field commander and a headquarters staff for these seven organizations at regional and national events.
The First Federal Division in cooperation with Cleburne's Division plans and executes a long-range calendar for National-Level reenactments in the West, assuming a leadership role for successful reenacting campaigns.
Criteria for for First Federal Division event selection include:
Location and date
Available ground (in acres): minimum for regional 300. Maximum 700.
Logistics including hay, water, straw, portalets, parking camping facilities.
Ingress and egress to property
Sources of financial support
Availability of local business and community support
Portion of proceeds that will go to preservation
Emergency medical plans
To download event planning forms please click:
Initial Site Planning/Preparation Timeline Information Sheet
Site and Event Planning Guide
For current information and news regarding upcoming 2012-2015 First Federal Division events please click 'News and Events.'
For lists of past events and commanders, please click 'History.'
Organizations outside the First Federal Division, which portray Federal troops, will be welcome to attend and participate, subject to our expectations of cooperation.
Independent infantry battalions of 60 muskets or more are welcome to discuss direct affiliation with the Division. Contact Colonel Bernie Biederman, Chief of Staff (see Contact page for email address). Decisions regarding formal affiliation rest with the Board of Directors of the First Federal Division.