U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS: BERDAN'S CIVIL WAR ELITE
Author: Roy Marcot
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jul 2007
Covers their training, tactics, & weapons & is a must-have for Civil War enthusiasts & anyone interested in the history of special forces. 28 color photos, 127 B&W photos, 14 illus; 9x12 inches, 128 pgs.
28 color photos, 127 b/w photos, 14 drawings, 4 paintings, 1 map
* Action-packed account of the legendary 1st and 2nd U.S. SharpShooters
* Based on diaries, letters, and other firsthand sources
* Photos of the men as well as their uniforms, equipment, and firearms
* Paintings by acclaimed Civil War artist Don Troiani
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roy Marcot has written several books, including Remington: America's Oldest Gunmaker, The History of Remington Firearms, and Hiram Berdan: Chief of SharpShooters. He is a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors.