‘Passing on the legacy’

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Posted: May 20, 2013

The Winchester Star

Three generations — grandfather Mike Rouch (from left), grandson Michael Rouch and son Joe Rouch — take aim and fire their muskets during the final day of competition at the North-South Skirmish Association’s 127th National Skirmish. They are with the 110th Ohio Infantry.
Missy Huntoon (left) of Michigan uses an optical attachment on her glasses to help her focus when she’s firing a Civil War-era musket.
Brothers David (from left), Doug and Derek Gibbons, all of Ohio, and Doug’s wife, Erin, check their muskets after competing in a round Sunday morning at the North-South Skirmish Association’s 127th National Skirmish at Fort Shenandoah in Frederick County. They are members of the 8th Texas Cavalry reenactment group.

GAINESBORO — Ron Gibbons has been shooting Civil War-era firearms with his family for years.

For him, it’s about “passing on the legacy,” he said Sunday at the North-South Skirmish Associatin’s…



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