The weekend of May 17,18, 19 and 20 are the dates for the Spring Nationals of the North South Skirmish Association of Winchester, Va. ( really Gainesboro). The point is that Sutlers will be in force. If you need anything for your impression, it is probably there. While you are there, you can check out skirmishing. We look like you and dress like you but we shoot live rounds at breakable targets. Your journey in reenacting is not complete until you have fired your musket, carbine, or revolver with live ammo. Things start in earnest on Friday morning with team Revolver followed by team Smoothbore, team Henry, team single shot and finally live mortar competition. Saturday morning is team Carbine and Artillery competition around 1:00 pm. Ladies dress competition is Saturday afternoon. Sunday is team Musket starting at 9:00 and ending around 2:00 pm. There is no admission. There is food service on site. There are flush and porta a potties. Sutlers will be there in force Friday evening and all day Saturday. Sutlers start to close on Sunday. If interested, go to the North South Skirmish Association web site for directions. Skirmishing gives a new dimension to Reenacting and adds a big part to being a Civil War living historian.

True Blue and diamond hard,
3rd US ( NSSA active)
30 Pa ( Vincent's Brigade retired)