Tag Archives: Hiram Berdan

Trial by Fire for the U.S. Sharpshooters at Yorktown, Part 1

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson. The men of the 1st Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters (U.S.S.S.) were tired and hungry as they slogged along the muddy road from their base at Ft. Monroe. It was April 5, 1862, … Continue reading

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A Sharpshooter’s Postscript to Gettysburg, Part One: The Aftermath of Gettysburg

Part of a series. Today we welcome Robert (Rob) Wilson, M.Ed., lives in Western Massachusetts and works as a part-time consultant for the National Park Service at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Springfield, MA. He recently retired from … Continue reading

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“Using…Superlatives Not Found in Military Tactics or Church Catechism”: Berdan’s Sharpshooters at Kelly’s Ford

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block In the fall of 1863, Berdan’s Sharpshooters were respected on both sides of the field. There initial purpose being to “bring together the best marksmen possible of the North, … Continue reading

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