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The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War : a history and roster

Author: Gerald L Earley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
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"The Second U.S. Sharpshooters was a hodgepodge regiment, composed of companies raised in several New England states. The regiment was trained for a specific mission and armed with specially ordered breech-loading target rifles. This book covers the origin, recruitment, training, and battle record of the regiment and features 32 photographs, four battlefield maps, and a regimental roster"--Provided by publisher.
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Earley, Gerald L.
Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009003333
(OCoLC)270109678
Named Person: Hiram Berdan; Hiram Berdan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Earley
ISBN: 9780786453023 0786453028
OCLC Number: 404919204
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 245 pages) : illustrations, plans
Contents: Elite and unique : the genesis of Berdan's Sharpshooters --
Berdan's camp of instruction : training and turmoil --
At the bloody point of Lincoln's sword --
A continual wasting effect --
"There was bloody work done" --
The most dismal and despondent days --
At their best : Chancellorsville --
"Turning the tide" : Gettysburg --
The feckless campaigns --
With Ulysses in the Wilderness --
A plethora of war : Spotsylvania to Cold Harbor --
Winning the hard way : Petersburg --
Appendix : roster.
Responsibility: Gerald L. Earley.

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