I have done some research on this topic through ANV Inspection reports (thanks mainly to Jim Schruefer's new website at www.blueandgraymarching.com) and other primary and secondary sources that I have access to, but I want to ensure that my portrayal is as correct as I can make it.
I portray a North Carolina infantryman, mid-war (July 62-July 64). My great (x4) grandfather, Andrew J. Martin, was a private in Company H, and I am looking for input on the most correct musket/rifled musket/rifle to carry. Unfortunately, much information is lacking with regards to the equipage of Scales' (formerly Pettigrew's, then Pender's) Brigade in AP Hill's Corps of which my unit was a part for the duration of the war.
So, I posted this poll for a tool to help make this decision. There are several there to vote on, all I ask is that you post a comment with the info to support your choice. I'm sure there are sources out there that I am not aware of, and I am always looking for that kind of information. Also, if your choice is not on the poll, please post it anyway and let me know the source of your information.
I know that Wilmington was a busy port for blockade runners, so imports were always finding their way into Tarheel hands, but I don't want to make any assumptions...
Thanks in advance for any help.