Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861–65

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Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861–65

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When the American Civil War (1861-1865) broke out, 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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published Oct 18 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764634
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 49 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 60
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California…

Illustrator

Steve Walsh

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