Hello, I thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Jim currently from N.J. I'd like to get involved in reenactment in the near future when I finally retire (I'm a longshoreman in Phila). I plan to relocate South and have hopes of joining a mounted unit then. Years ago I belonged to the "North South Skirmish Association" 2nd. New Jersey Cavalry Co. K, not a reenacting unit, target competition, so I am familiar with black powder firearms. I lived in rural Montana for 20 years and worked some small ranches and owned a few nags too . Anyways, I'd like to thank you all in advance for the much appreciated information I'd like to learn here. So I'll shut up now and go back to reading the great posts here.