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N-SSA Western Region



Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery - Proud members of the North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) and competitive shooters of authentic Civil War firearms, mortars and cannons.  We shoot breakable targets with muskets, carbines, revolvers and more.  We also have opportunities for you to try your hand at shooting - no obligation to join!




“My dad started Battery H in the North South Skirmish Association in the 1960's.  I've been shooting with them over 30 years.  It's in my blood!”

                                                       John M.

“Where else can you shoot mortars and cannons? What else is there to say?!?

                                                    Stan J.



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The below links have more information on what we do and when we do it.

 If you want to try shooting black powder, send us an email!


Battery H

1st ILL Light Artillery

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