Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865 by Philip Katcher
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Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865
By Philip Katcher

Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865

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Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865 by Philip Katcher

Book Description

Sharpshooters were highly trained marksmen who served in a front-line role in the American Civil War. By the mid-1850s, technological developments meant that weapons were now available that could guarantee greater accuracy over increased range than traditional muskets. 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. It also 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841764634
ISBN-10: 1841764639
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 4mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This title looks at how the men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought. Both routine and campaign life are covered, as well as the weapons and equipment that served them in their combat roles. Key encounters such as the 1863 clash at Brandy Station are also covered.

Confederate Artilleryman 1861-65 by Philip Katcher Confederate Artilleryman 1861-65, Paperback (August 2001)

A discussion of the life and experiences of the Confederate artilleryman between 1861 and 1865, detailing his operational role and tactics. It explores where artillerymen came from; how they trained and lived; how they were equipped, dressed and fed; and how they fought.

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Author Biography - Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is the author of over 30 books in the field of American military history, and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians for his work on the Vietnam conflict. He is also a member of the living history Civil War unit, serving with Huckstep's First Fluvanna Battery/24th New York Light Artillery.

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