Hey all, to start off with, I'd like to give you my primary inspiration for my persona. My third great-grand uncle was Billy Dixon, who won a Medal of Honor as a scout during the Indian Wars. Since then I have been doing research and trying to come up with a fun persona that fits in with being a young kid who bravely and foolishly volunteers into the Civil War looking for glory. Following the horrors, he leaves feeling disgruntled and hurt by the atrocities man can make for himself and "disappears" into the wilderness. For Cowboy Action Shooting, the primary reason for this development in my persona was my choice of armament. I shoot cap&ball, and I'm looking forward to purchasing my first pistol, an 1847 Walker or 1st Model Dragoon here within the week. I've always liked the more old school flair of these weapons and their power. To add to that, I've always been a fan of old cap or flintlock rifles as well. In the long range side matches, I'm going to go for style and use something like a Hawken maybe. I've decided that my character will be a Civil War Veteran to explain where he gets his (in SASS) main-match rifle: an 1865 Spencer Carbine. What I'd like help with now is trying to figure out which regiments actually used this weapon, and what the Sharpshooter regiments used and carried as well. I was thinking the double-set trigger and a traditional scope mounted on a family heirloom Hawken would be great style points for my character to use, as I've found that sharpshooters tended to use their match rifles from home. Somehow on a video on youtube I found a link to this forum, and I'm very glad I did. The category for the cap&ball shooters in SASS is called "Frontiersman" and as far as I'm concerned nothing gets more Frontiersman than a man trekking in the wilderness in a capote and having a flintlock or percussion cap rifle on his shoulder. Any help in further deepening my character would be greatly appreciated.