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By Philip Katcher

While the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865) broke out, either accomplice and Union specialists made up our minds that really good sharpshooter devices could be shaped. those hugely proficient marksmen served in a front-line position and, a result of technological advancements of the 1850s, have been outfitted with guns which could warrantly better accuracy over elevated diversity than conventional muskets. This identify examines the recruitment, education, strategies and deployment of sharpshooters from each side of the clash. It additionally takes an in depth examine the really good own weaponry of the sharpshooter, the rifle and its accoutrements, in addition to the sharpshooters' specified insignia and id patches.

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