GVB Morning Report
The First Sergeants practical guide to properly filing out the form.
The Morning Report is the most critical report in use by your Battalion. The information is used in the daily formation of the Morning Parade and ultimately the Battle line of the GVB. The report is filled out by the First Sergeant and signed by him. He ensures its accuracy.Then it reviewed and signed by the Captain. The report is turned into the Sergeant Major at Battalion Head-Quarters at the designated time. The report is time critical. Any delay will cause Battalion accounting errors that will affect the entire chain of Command.
The GVB does not use the entire form. Only the following portions listed are used on a practical basis.
Instruction for filling in the form
Morning report of Captain :
print the Name
Use Your Companies GVB CONFEDERATE designation
Do not use a Federal unit designation. The GVB only maintains CSA records. If galvanizing or it’s a Federal Event just note FED on the upper right corner of the form
Example (Co. A )
Regiment of Volunteers:
List your Regiment
( 1 st Geo )
COMPANY (A) 1ST GEO REGIMENT of VOLUNTEERS
Enter the number of Captains, 1st Lts, 2nd Lts, Sergeants, Corporals, Musicians, and Privates.
If the Soldier is at the event and sick he may be noted. This is for your information and is not needed for BN use.
ON Extra or Daily Duty:
These are men that will not be in Battalion formation.
Arrest or Confinement:
This information is not in use for our purposes. Do not list.
This is the last part needed for our purposes at most events.
List the total Commissioned Officers then the Total NCOs and Men.
PRINT the location ie Olustee
Period Year we are portraying
example : 1862 January 21st
Signed: First Sergeant ( left side of form)
Print and then sign your name. This allows the Sgt Major to note any change of your Company First Sergeant.
Signed: Captain ( Right side of form)
The Captains sign as noted.
Present and Absent:
The number of NCOs and Men .
- Includes Commissioned Officers. (Everyone.)
We are not using the remainder of the form and does not need to be used.
Sample Morning Report