Civil War preservation group to compete with era specific firearms and artillery in Virginia
The North-South Skirmish Association, created in 1950 to honor the soldiers from both sides of the American Civil War, promotes the shooting of Civil War firearms and artillery. But they don't stop there, they also encourage the preservation and display of Civil War materials such as their firearms, the battlefields and the uniforms.
Throughout the year, N-SSA holds "skirmishes" where the units, comprised of fellow association members, compete against each other.
The Spring Nationals, held May 16-20, at Fort Shenandoah, the association's home range, will feature matches for smoothbore, mortar, breechloader, carbine, revolver and more. You might even see a few members of the NRA staff walking around.