The Essex Sharpshooters


We are a reenacting group based in the Fredericksburg and Northern Neck area of Virginia. We are actively recruiting new members and welcome all Civil War buffs and history fans to follow our adventures.

We in the 55th VA Co. F "Essex Sharpshooters" are committed to safely presenting realistic impressions of this historic unit as they campaigned, fought, and camped. Since the core of our unit lives in the Northern Neck and where the Crossroads of the Civil War took place in Spotsylvania County, we daily walk the ground where Civil War participants marched and fought. We continue to honor these brave men for the sacrifice they made for a cause they believed in by portraying their units in battle, through living histories, and in educational settings. We keep our ancestor's memories alive through our own educational research and, in turn, impact what we have learned by accurately presenting our impressions and knowledge to the public and to other reenactors.