This detailed and beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Col. Hiram Berdan s brilliant conception: 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 fought at battles such as the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. The book covers their training, tactics, and weapons and is a must-have for Civil War enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of special forces. Features paintings by acclaimed Civil War artist Don Troiani.
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Roy Marcot has written several books, including Remington: America s Oldest Gunmaker (9781881657002), The History of Remington Firearms (9781592286904), and Hiram Berdan: Chief of SharpShooters (9780961149413). He is a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors.
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