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  1. Philip Leigh

    Book Review Berry Benson's Civil War Book: Memoirs of a Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter

    Edited by Susan W. Benson Introduction by Edward J. Cashin Copyright Date: 1991 Published by: Georgia University Press Pages: 288 Together with his sixteen-year-old brother, Blackford, Berry Benson (1843-1923) enlisted in a South Carolina regiment three months before Fort Sumter when he was...
  2. M

    Discussion Brady's Independent Sharpshooters take on Stuart's cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign.

    "the fire of the sharpshooters being too hot for rebel human nature" Interesting letter about the Brady Sharpshooters fighting General Stuart's cavalry. Detroit Advertiser and Tribune July 1 1863, p. 2. col. 2.
  3. Ethan S.

    The Devils Den Sharpshooter This is a fascinating look at the story of the famous Devils Den sharpshooter.
  4. lelliott19

    Recollections of Whitworth Sharpshooter: John "Kildee" West of the 4th Georgia Infantry "In '62, Gen Lee received thirteen fine English Whitworth rifles that were warranted to kill at 1,800 yards. These were the best guns in the service on either side. Thirteen of the best marks men in the army were...
  5. AUG

    Gen. Patrick Cleburne barrows a sharpshooter's telescopic sight

    Just before the battle of Franklin, TN, Nov. 30, 1864.... We were from a half to a mile in advance, and ran great risk of being captured. We soon advanced to the top of a high, rocky hill about a thousand or twelve hundred yards south of Franklin and on the west of the turnpike, which is known...
  6. lelliott19

    Iconic Rebel Sharpshooter Possibly Identified?

    In the latest post on the Blog of the Gettysburg National Military Park (Feb 1, 2018) entitled Another Look at the Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, John Heiser, Historian at GNMP, says that it is possible that researcher Scott Fink may have identified the Rebel Sharpshooter as John Rutherford Ash...
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