People join the Sealed Knot for a number of reasons - it's not just about the history!
Our AimThe Society achieves its aims through battle re-enactments at different sites throughout the country. They are performed wherever possible on actual Civil War battlefields, which the Sealed Knot may well have been involved in preserving for future generations.
The Society has long had a tradition of self-sufficiency in its membership and members equip themselves as per the roles they portray. Within regiments you will find a family atmosphere and people willing to help. Details of the arrangements for events are published in the society magazine "Orders of the Day" and each event has a camp site, supply of drinking water and toilet facilities. Often there are additional facilities such as beer tents, caterers, and evening entertainment.
CampingUpon arrival members check in at the camp site entrance where the host regiment ensures that only members of the society are admitted, hand out any further information, and give directions as to where your friends and colleagues are camped.
On the campsite you are free to come and go as you like; just make sure you have your membership cards with you if going off camp. At major battles there are Traders where you can buy kit and many other items, and also food vendors. Some regiments have parties and barbecues, the social side of the society being a major feature to members.
OrganisationThe society is run and organised by volunteers. The governing bodies of the society are the Board of Directors and the Trustees of the Charity. The Board of Directors consists of a mixture of elected and Ex-Officio members appointed for the their particular skills and knowledge. Authority devolves from the Board of Directors for the administration of the society through the Army Commanders to the Tercio or Association Commanders for the organisation of the armies. The Society was set up by military men who have kept some military principles, so when you sign up you will be expected to follow a military command structure
How to joinIf you have strong feelings about joining a particular regiment or unit, we can put you in touch with them, however it's a good idea to start out in a group local to you.
For details on your local regiments click on the Armies link, alternatively contact us directly via our inquiry page: