I'm a Pennsylvania farm hand , a Mexican War veteran and a family man. I'm 39 years old, I vowed to never wear the Uniform of a Soldier ever again after the horrors I witnessed as an Infantryman in the regular US Army. The war came to Pennsylvania so I grabbed my converted .69 musket , cartridge box and threw some salted beef in my haversack and offered to help out the Union Army as a Scout, picket, runner, or wherever they need me. I won't enlist and I'm not in a state Militia, but I serve as kind of an 1860s "Minuteman " Home Guard. I miss the rush of the fight, and I'm bored with farm life so I'm off to fight. If the Army leaves Pennsylvania I may go with them and help push the Confederates back or I may go home , I don't know.