First Federal Division Living History Forms

Living History Forms for the First Federal Division
— Revised and Approved, May, 2008


The following are general living history/authenticity forms for the First Federal Division. Brigade/BattalionRegiment//Squadron/Battery Commanders may supplement/strengthen/augment (but may not alleviate, obviate, or lessen) these forms as they see fit according to their impression and historical responsibilities.


Living History/Authenticity Forms for the First Federal Division

Document Name: Morning Report
Department: Adjutant General Finished 5.5 x 8.5
Copies per 2 Orientation Portrait Paper Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Historical Paper Type: Mohawk Satin 2.0 28 lb Text Cream White


According to the Army Regulations of 1861, roll call was taken three times a day, at reveille, retreat, and tattoo. In the morning, the Morning Reports were filled out and were supposed to be delivered to the Adjutant before eight o'clock in the morning. The Adjutant was supposed to consolidate these reports within the hour and deliver them to the Colonel.

Instruction

It is important to understand and use the three categories of this form. In the Present category, fill out the number of men who are actually in the area, even though they may not fall in at formation. Total these
numbers in the first Total Column. In the Absent category, include men who are still with the regiment but not around the camp. Total these numbers in the second Total column. Add the two Totals together and
place the result in the Aggregate Column under Present and Absent. Place yesterday’s aggregate total in the next column, and show the difference (if any) by filling in the appropriate columns in the Alterations since last Report categories.

Company Morning Report Form


Document Name: Consolidated Morning Report
Department: Adjutant General Finished 8.25 x 23
Copies per 1 Orientation Landscape Paper Size: 8 1/2 x 14
Historical Paper Type: Mohawk Satin 2.0 28 lb Text Cream White


According to the Army Regulations of 1861, roll call was taken three times a day, at reveille, retreat, and tattoo. In the morning, the Morning Reports were filled out and were supposed to be delivered to the Adjutant before eight o'clock in the morning. The Adjutant was supposed to consolidate these reports within the hour and deliver them to the Colonel.

Instruction

It is important to understand and use the three categories of this form. In the Present category, fill out the number of men who are actually in the area, even though they may not fall in at formation. Total these
numbers in the first Total Column. In the Absent category, include men who are still with the regiment but not around the camp. Total these numbers in the second Total column. Add the two Totals together and
place the result in the Aggregate Column under Present and Absent. Place yesterday’s aggregate total in the next column, and show the difference (if any) by filling in the appropriate columns in the Alterations since last Report categories.

Note: The first page of this form should be printed on the back of the second page. The third page should be trimmed on the left edge where the gridlines start, and then glued (use a glue stick) to first page so that
the gridlines touch.

Consolidated Morning Report Form


Document Name: Guard Report
Department: Adjutant General Finished 8.5 x 14
Copies per 1 Orientation Portrait Paper Size: 8 1/2 x 14
Historical Paper Type: Mohawk Satin 2.0 28 lb Text Cream White


This form was filled out for each twenty-four period of time. The forms contain space for three eight hour shifts. The Regulations state that the guards should be relieved every two hours, so there were four relief’s
in every shift. Any occurrences during the evening were reported and written on the form. This form appears on page 63 of the Army Regulations of 1861, 1863 edition.

Instruction

Fill in the day’s Parole and Countersign in the appropriate boxes. Fill in the total number of men assigned to guard by rank in the Detail line. In the List of the Guard section, fill in the start and end times of each relief.
Fill in each man’s name, and to which guard post he has been assigned. If any reportable activity occurs on his post, it should be noted in the Remarks column. Also, the time the guard post was visited by the
Officer of the Day should be noted. The sergeant and corporals of the guard should be named in the box below. Any prisoners confined to the guardhouse should be noted in the List of Prisoners section.

The printing on the second page should be oriented from right to left across the back of the paper. (The top of the back page should be on the right side when the paper is held in Portrait mode.)

Guard Mount Report Form


Document Name: Requisition for Forage for Public Horses
Department: Quartermaster Finished 8 x 10.5
Copies per 1 Orientation Landscape Paper Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Historical Paper Type: Mohawk Satin 2.0 28 lb Text Cream White


Paragraph 1121 of the Revised Regulations of the Army of the United States, 1861 (1863 Edition) states "The forage ration is fourteen pounds of hay and twelve pounds of oats, corn, or barley. For mules, fourteen
pounds of hay and nine pounds of oats, corn, or barley."

Instruction

Fill out the unit name after the word of, the number of days of the duration of the requisition before the word days. Fill in the calendar first day and last day in the date area, and fill in the location (such as City and
state) after the word at.

In the line, write down the date requested (the beginning date from the top of the form), the number of animals, the total number of animals and the number of days of the requisition. Multiply the total number of
animals by the number of days to calculate the number of rations. Write the individual ration amount down in the Allowance for Each section. Multiply the allowance by the number of animals to calculate the total
pounds of each item in the Total Allowance area. This becomes your Required amount. In the next row down, write down the amount of forage on hand (if any. Leave blank if none). Subtract the amount on hand
from the amount required and write in the remainder in the line marked To be supplied. Sign the form and turn it in. When the forage is received, fill in the bottom part with the amounts received. On the back, write down the voucher number in the top line. This voucher number becomes the number written on the Abstract of Forage Issued.

QM Forage Requisition Form 32


Pocket Guides

PocketBattalionAssembly.pdf

PocketGrandGuards.pdf

PocketPoliceGuard.pdf