Civil War-era shooting harder than it looks

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Posted: October 7, 2013

The Winchester Star

Ed Schneeman of Boyce ejects a spent shell as he loads another round into the chamber of his Henry repeating breech load rifle Friday afternoon while competing with the 8th Virginia Infantry at the North-South Skirmish Association’s 128th national competition held at Fort Shenandoah near Gainesboro. The five-day event attracted more than 2,000 competitors and 10,000 spectators. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Teams compete in the four-man breechloader repeater rifle competition on Friday.


Armed competitors from around the world descended on Frederick County for five days last week as part of a national competition that tested their skills with Civil War-era weaponry.


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