Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-65

Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-65

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When the Civil War broke out in 1861, both Confederate and Union experts decided that specialized sharpshooter units should be formed, with focused training and superior weaponry. This title examines the recruitment, training, tactics and deployment of sharpshooters from both sides of the conflict and 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.Benham, who had been an attorney before the war, became the Army of Tennesseea#39;s expert in training potential sharpshooters, and in ... The manual, largely drawn from the British Armya#39;s Regulations for Conducting the Musketry Instruction, consisted of a section on the ... and French zouave drills and introduced by the commander for the government of the battalion on the field, while a aquot;manual of armsaquot; in.

Title:Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-65
Author: Philip R. N. Katcher
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2002

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