Russell K. Brown's "Our Connection with Savannah"

gary

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Newest book out there on the Corn-fed sharpshooter. In this case, it's the First Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion. Brown brings up the difficulty in recruiting for these units that were mandated by the Confederate Adjutant General in Richmond. Extensively researched, he also covers the biographical info on many members. There's an invaluable appendix that discusses virtually everyone who served in the unit. Terrific if you're a geneologist. Thumbs up!
 

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johan_steele

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Gary, out of curiosity does it have numbers and types of arms issued? I am looking for any info on the number of Whitworth & Kerr Rifles used by the CSA.
 

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The 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters had 3 band Enfields. 2 were detached to serve with the Corps sharpshooters (where they probably had Whitworths).

BTW, there's a couple of Englishmen who are also researching quantity & use of the Whitworth during the Wa-oh of the Rebellion.
 



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