Sharpshooters of The American Civil War 1861-65 by Philip KatcherSharpshooters of The American Civil War 1861-65 by Philip Katcher

Sharpshooters of The American Civil War 1861-65

byPhilip KatcherIllustratorSteve Walsh

Paperback | October 18, 2002

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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.
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 ...
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Title:Sharpshooters of The American Civil War 1861-65Format:PaperbackPublished:October 18, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841764639

ISBN - 13:9781841764634

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Table of Contents

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