The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War: A History and Roster

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War: A History and Roster

by Gerald L. Earley
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Civil War News
a model regimental history...strongly recommended
Blue & Gray Magazine
provides a good story of the regiment...Earley has filled a modern void in relating the history of this regiment...excellent maps
America's Civil War Magazine
unique

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786495467
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald L. Earley is a lifelong student of the Civil War and has personally visited all the major battlefields of the Second United States Sharpshooters. He is a graduate of Wichita State University and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

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