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Join the N-SSA!The N-SSA: A place for people who:

  • Have a love of Civil War History...
  • Enjoy Black Powder Shooting...
  • Thrive on Competiions in: musket, carbine, revolver and artillery...
  • Enjoy camaraderie in a family-friendly gathering...

If any of these interest you, then take a look at the N-SSA. Click here to learn more...

Special Matches Highlight Finale of the Civil War Sesquicentennial


The North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) will hold its 131st National Competition on May 14-17, 2015, at Fort Shenandoah, near Winchester, Virginia. Member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War period muskets, carbines, rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. It is the largest Civil War event of its kind in the country.

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The 131st Nationals - May 13-17, 2015


It's soon time for our Spring Nationals. We'll be there before we know it, May is almost here!

This year we have a special event, the ROTC Artillery Demonstration on Thursday at 5:30. And we also have a new regular event, Traditional Musket matches, which will happen Friday at 6:00 pm after the mortar match is completed. 

See you at the Fort! Click here to see the schedule details and for a downloadable copy.


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N-SSA Regions


The N-SSA Region encompasses and consists of  (13) regions that are spread out within the following  areas.  For more information about the N-SSA Region or any teams within the N-SSA Region, you can send e-mail to the Regional Officers.

Here is a map of all the regions, showing the various ranges that each region uses. You can find a range in your general area, and check out the Skirmish Calendar to find a skirmish near you!

View N-SSA Shooting Ranges in a larger map