Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861–65

Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861–65

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  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Steve Walsh
  • Short code: WAR 60
  • Publication Date: 18 Oct 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841764634
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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When the American Civil War broke out in 1861 both Confederate and Union experts decided that specialized sharpshooter units should be formed. These highly trained marksmen served in a front-line role and, due to the technological developments of the 1850s, were equipped with weapons that could guarantee greater accuracy over increased range than traditional muskets. This title examines the recruitment, training, tactics and deployment of sharpshooters from both sides of the conflict. It also takes a close look at the specialized personal weaponry of the sharpshooter, the rifle and its accoutrements, as well as the sharpshooters' unique insignia and identification patches.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is the author of over 30 books in the field of American military history, and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians for his work on the Vietnam conflict. He is also a member of the living history Civil War unit, serving with Huckstep's First Fluvanna Battery/24th New York Light Artillery.Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales Institute. Since then he has worked mainly for the American historical board-game market, fulfilling a lifelong interest in historical subjects. His American works include the best-selling Settlers of Catan. He has also produced many pieces of artwork inspired by J R R Tolkien. He is married with two children and lives in Macclesfield.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Enlistment Training Appearance and equipment Everyday life Experience of battle Color plate commentary Museums Collecting Re-enactment Index

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