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In early 1864, Robert E. Lee began experimenting with tactical innovations for the upcoming spring campaign. To this end, he ordered the organization of sharpshooter battalions. William S. Dunlop was the commander of the sharpshooter battalion formed from the 1st, 12th, 13th, and 14th South Carolina, and Orr’s Rifles. In Lee’s Sharpshooters he chronicles the training processes, the ordnance tests and the marksmanship exercises the soldiers went through to become skilled and confident skirmishers. Robert E. Lee’s decision didn’t turn the tide of the war, but it did give rise to the specialized soldier whose “ intelligence, marksmanship and unfaltering courage” was remarkable. Contributions from other battalions such as those of Lt. Robert F. Ward from Davis’s Mississippi brigade provide first hand accounts of the sharpshooters’ part in the battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
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Book Description Morningside, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. New hardcover book, no jacket as issued. 499 pp. Index. Beautiful brown cloth hardcover with gilt spine title and flags on front cover. This facsimile of the 1899 edition was issued by the noted Civil War publisher, Morningside House. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds. Seller Inventory # 59917
Book Description Morningside, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0890290644
Book Description Morningside, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110890290644
Book Description Morningside Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. Reprint of Scarce 1899 Original - 499pp - Index - Dunlop commanded the sharpshooter battalion that served with and was part of Gregg and McGowan's North Carolina Brigade - the book also contains an appendix of 120pp containing the Story of the Mississippi Sharpshooters by Captain R. F. Ward - of Davis' Mississippi Brigade, relating that unit's experiences at Spotsylvania and the Wilderness - BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 16837