I notice you are discussing an event that you are not even registered to go to...I would like you to view the Federal and Confederate equipment guidelines for the event as it pertains to the weapons. Henry repeating rifles are third on the Federals list which means the other two are preferred first. The Federals will be mostly carrying muskets my friend. I am bringing my Enfield and 50 rounds. No more!!! Confederates have a larger choice than you claim as well. Not sure where you are getting your info but you are wrong....So sign up so you cornfeds can at least have a shot at making some foragers lives miserable!!!Just like history showed...In case you are a litlle foggy on what happened during Shermans March, Here is a great reading list for you to consider.
Originally Posted by Tiger_rifles
1) Burge, Dolly Lunt (Author) and Carter, Christine Jacobson (Editor). The Diary of Dolly Lunt Burge 1848-1879. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, May 1997.
2) Glatthaar, Joseph, T. The March to the Sea and Beyond. New York, New York: New York University Press, 1985. LSU Press Edition (Paperback) Published by LSU Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1995.
3) Hitchcock, Henry. Marching With Sherman. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1927. Reprinted - First Bison Book Printing by the University of Nebraska Press, 1995.
4) Scaife, William R. and Bragg, William H. Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1862–1865. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2004.
5) Sherman, William Tecumseh. Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman. New York, New York: Appleton Press, 1875. Reprinted - New York, New York: Da Capo Press, Inc. 1984 (With New Introduction By William S. McFeely).
6) War Department, U.S. Record & Pension Office. War Records Office, et al. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies - Series One - Volume 44. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1893. Click Here to Visit Full On-Line Version.
CARTRIDGE BOX: Bring 50 Rounds Please -
Must Have Tins. Correct Period Construction US Issue .58 or .69 Caliber Box with US Box Plate, Sling and U.S. Breast Plate.
CAP POUCH: Bring 60 Caps Please -
Must Have Wool Liner. 1) U.S. M 1850. 2) U.S. Shield Front.
1) Late War Leather Belt with Brass Keeper Strongly Preferred. or 2) Early War Leather Belt with Leather Loop. Blackened Buff Acceptable But Not Required. U.S. Issue Belt Plate: Puppy Paws Under the "S" Are Preferred.
(We Strongly Encourage Weapons That Have All Modern Markings Removed). 1) M1853 Enfield. 2) M1861 Springfield. 3) Henry Repeating Rifles. Appropriate Rifle Sling (Optional). No 2-Banded Weapons.
FIREARM: (BRING 50 ROUNDS & 60 CAPS) 1) Citizen-Style Shotguns or Citizen Hunting Rifles. 2) '42 Springfield. 3) P53 Enfield. 4) Austrian Lorenz. Bayonets Are Optional.