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U.S. Sharpshooters: Berdan's Civil War Elite
 
 
Author
Roy M. Marcot.
Publisher Stackpole  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.95 x 8.55 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780811702713
Pages/Publication Date 128/2007
Daedalus Item Code 40787
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A brilliant inventor and a controversial commander, Colonel Hiram Berdan founded the U.S. SharpShooters, a specialized 2-regiment unit of marksmen recruited from the farming and backwoods communities of the North. Known for their distinctive green uniforms, Sharps breech-loading rifles, and risky tactics, the SharpShooters distinguished themselves at such battles as the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness. Drawing upon rare documents and correspondence and featuring dozens of archival photographs, Roy Marcot details the training, weapons, and combat history of this illustrious unit.
 
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