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SHARPSHOOTING IN THE CIVIL WAR
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SHARPSHOOTING IN THE CIVIL WAR

Author: Major John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.)
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Feb 2010
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-58160-703-2

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Comprehensive in scope, this book details how sharpshooters were recruited, trained, & organized. Plaster fully explores their armaments, their tactics & techniques, & how they operated (sometimes decisively) in battle. Discover dozens of accomplished & colorful but forgotten sharpshooters who, until now, had faded into the past. Photos & illus.; 8.5x11 inches, 166 pgs.

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Here is the single greatest volume ever published about Civil War sharpshooting, from the expert perspective of world-renowned sniping & shooting authority John L. Plaster.

Comprehensive in scope, this book details how sharpshooters were recruited, trained, & organized. Plaster fully explores their armaments, their tactics & techniques, & how they operated (sometimes decisively) in battle. Discover dozens of accomplished & colorful but forgotten sharpshooters who, until now, had faded into the past.

Exhaustively researched & profusely illustrated, these pages contain more than 160 rare photos, along with original artwork.

Excerpted from Plaster's epic The History of Sniping & Sharpshooting, this book is a must-have for historians, reenactors, & students of the American Civil War.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Major John L. Plaster
, the author of Paladin's bestselling The Ultimate Sniper, served three tours in the top-secret unconventional warfare group, SOG. After retiring from the military, he combined what he'd learned of stealth, stalking & camouflage with his postwar experiences as a competitive shooter to cofound a Reserve Component sniper training program, which quickly became a major national school. He went on to be a precision rifle instructor at the prestigious Gunsite Training Center, a lecturer for American Special Operations schools & twice served as Chief of Competition for U.S. & European military & police sniping.


 
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