How to Join
PROMOTING & PRESERVING OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
& CHANGING THE WORLD IN A CIVILIZED MANNER
How to Join the Color Guard
(You do not need to be a COSSAR Member)
The Color Guard does about 10 to 12 events a year which range from parades on Memorial and Veterans Days to special patriotic events and memorial services. We have temporary accoutrements and uniforms you can use until you research your ancestors unit to determine what they wore. We coordinate with Fife and Drum Corps. So feel free to join us just before any of our scheduled events and participate! The National website has plenty of information you will need to get started. Click here.
If you are interested in joining the Color Guard please contact us at email@example.com
We work closely with our communities to keep alive the
Patriotic ideals for our ancestors who fought and died in the American Revolution.
Color Guard Handbook & Guardsman Magazine
Below are documents that outline standard operating procedures of the COSSAR Color Guard. Also the link to the National SAR Guardsman Magazine published quarterly.
The Color Guard Handbook
The Color Guard Reporting Form
Color Guardsman Magazine: April 2021
National website with all issues of Color Guardsman Magazine
Safety Regulations for Black Powder
Continental Line Safety Regulations for re-enactors
Table of Contents
Index of Subjects
Priming and Loading for School Presentations
Special movements for priming and loading for presentations
Material Safety Data Sheet for Black Powder
Von Steuben's Manual Exercise
27 Movements of
Understanding the Different Firelock Drills
History of the drill manuals leading up to the American Revolution
SAR Reenactor Guide lines
NSSAR position on support of re-enactor org.
Modified Version of Von Steuben's Drill
Commands loading and firing for special presentations
Firing Commands for Honor Guard Salutes
Describes procedure for musket salutes at Honor Ceremonies
Fife & Drum Information
The only recorded regulations for fife and drum for the Continental Army are from Von Steuben's Regulations issued at Valley Forge. The first three documents are from the 1794 reprint from chapter 21 pages 89-91. The other documents are from the BAR Military Music Book which provides the missing music and beats and signals mentioned in Von Steuben's Regulations. Our Fife and Drum unit will use the Brigade of the American Revolution's "Military Music of the American Revolution" as their music book and general guide.
Von Steuben's Regulations