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The sharpshooters, 1883.

Author: Luke Emerson Bicknell
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Narrative entitled "The Sharpshooters," written by Luke Emerson Bicknell recounting his experiences with the 1st Company of Massachusetts Sharpshooters ("Andrew Sharpshooters"). The account was written in 1883 from diary entries kept, 1861-63, and provides details of Bicknell's tactics and skill as a sharpshooter. Bicknell describes serving with Capt. John Saunders; daily camp life; skirmishes in various parts of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives
Named Person: John Saunders
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Emerson Bicknell
OCLC Number: 48880632
Description: 1 narrow box.

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Narrative entitled "The Sharpshooters," written by Luke Emerson Bicknell recounting his experiences with the 1st Company of Massachusetts Sharpshooters ("Andrew Sharpshooters"). The account was written in 1883 from diary entries kept, 1861-63, and provides details of Bicknell's tactics and skill as a sharpshooter. Bicknell describes serving with Capt. John Saunders; daily camp life; skirmishes in various parts of Virginia and Maryland including Ball's Bluff and Edwards Ferry, Va.; Siege of Yorktown, Va.; Battles of Fredericksburg, Malvern Hill and Chancellorsville, Va.; and his discharge following the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Narrative also includes copies of letters received by Bicknell sent by former sharpshooters assigned to separate regiments, 1863.

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