instructional/Training documents and videos –
The 53rd PVI strives for authenticity in uniform, equipment, drill, and camp life. We strive to do things period-correct, as they were explained in the original Army manuals and tactics as well as from first-hand accounts by the soldiers. The following documents, videos, etc. are presented here to help our members achieve authenticity and help improve their impressions.
Handouts from some past NR School Of Instruction (SOI) sessions:
Story of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry – presented by Mike Kraus
What Each Soldier Should Have In The Field – The Blanket Roll – presented by Paul Martinello
Campaigning – Staying Warm and Dry – presented by Paul Martinello
Pioneering – presented by Paul Parvis
Union Veterans – Service Record Summary – presented by Mike Espenshade
Gettysburg Campaign – Meade’s Pursuit of Lee (ppt) – presented by George F. Franks III
The Letters of Elias S. Peck
Civil War Digital Digest has lots of great videos. A sampling of them below are shown below. You can see their full list of videos by visiting their YouTube page.