o all officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, and camp-followers of this Troop. The following will be the Schedule at an encampment. This schedule will give the public a better view of the procedures and the Scheduling of events in the British army during the 18th century. You will notice that the schedule starts early and even before the public gets into the camp. This is for us. We as a group do this unique hobby to get the feel and the experience of the British army during the French and Indian War. This experience is what this hobby is about, and we need to keep as authentic as we can within our environment during an encampment. For these reasons this schedule is necessary.
The army is governed by Regulations Upon the Field of Battle, and In Camp
— King Fredrick II Of Prussia
Non-Commissioned Officers: These gentlemen are to arise early and see that all is secured about the camp. 6:00 is an excellent time for the NCO’s to awake from sleep. Duties are to see that the Camp-Color man is attending his duties. Also, if a night guard Is posted the Corporal will bring them in at 7:00.
Camp-Color Man: Your duty is to have the fire ready and going for the morning mess. Also, you are to see that all trash is cleaned up and the camp is in order for the days schedule.
The Daily Schedule
6:00 Officer’s Awake: Corporal-of-the-day and Camp-Color man to be awake and getting ready.
Camp-Color man to light the fire or attend the hearth. Check on wood and water for the camp. Place the King’s-colors and Troop colours in holders.
7:00 REVEILLE: All soldiers and camp followers to awake and make ready for the day. (Good time to get gear in order for the inspection).
7:30 PEASE UPON A TRENCHER: The soldiers and followers are to prepare their breakfast. The Corporal is to appoint two men for the morning fatigue duty that will commence at 8:30 (the Camp-Color man will not be used for the fatigue duty).
8:30 WOOD AND WATER CALL: Fatigue detail to obtain wood and water for the camp. Camp is to be straightened and all trash removed. No utensils to be left unattended at the kitchen.
9:00 ASSEMBLY: All soldiers to fall out onto the parade for inspection and roll call. Women to fall out in a line behind the men. All daily orders will be issued at this time to all in the command. (Unless ordered to get the muskets from the bell-of-arms no soldier to fall out in line with their firelocks.)
11:30 ROAST-BEEF: All soldiers to retire for mid-day meal.
12:00 WOOD AND WATER CALL: Fatigue detail to check camp for water and firewood. All canteens for the soldiers are to be filled before afternoon activities begin.
1:00 ASSEMBLY: Unless the event has another schedule to follow the soldiers will fall into the line for knapsack inspection and drill.
The knapsacks will be inspected for the items each good soldier should be carrying. The kit will be laid out in the following style. The musket will be grounded, and the gear placed to the left of the musket, and in front of the Soldier. Knapsack to the front with the flap open to the parade. All articles stacked to the front and ready for inspection, the haversack and blanket to be placed behind, and followed by the canteen, Cartridge box with strap folded neat laid on top.
The Evening Schedule
4:30 THE RUM CALL: The soldiers and women to fall out on the parade to receive His Majesty’s ration.
5:00 ROASTBEEF: Unit will retire for evening meal.