The Albemarle Rifles !is always looking for new recruits to join the ranks! We are a family friendly unit and encourage anyone to join the unit!
FAQs: Once I join, where do I get the proper gear? The place you can purchase the uniforms and gear are what reenactors call sutlers. Sutlers sell all the period gear you need. This hobby is expensive but the company has loaner gear you can use so you don't have to buy all that you need right off the bat. How old do I have to be to take the field? We are part of the 1st Division, ANV, and by the regulations, you must be at least 14 years old to carry a musket on the field. Anyone 12 to 14 can also take the field but must be a functioning musician (drum, fife, bugle, etc.) Are women allowed to fight? During the Civil War, it is estimated that 400 to 700 women disguised as men to join both armies. Women are allowed to take the field as combatants, but like the original soldiers, you must make the best effort to disguise yourself.