SHARPSHOOTERS” examines the black powder sharpshooter in battle and their struggle for acceptance. Follow them through their early battles from the German Jagers of the Seven Years War at Minden, to the deadly post Civil War American Rifleman. “SHARPSHOOTERS” explores first hand accounts of both Billy Yank and Johnny Reb as they fight each other in Virginia, the Midwest and along the Mississippi. Learn how the men were selected and trained; and discover their tactics and countermeasures. Largely overlooked until now, ”SHARPSHOOTERS” brings to focus a military history that has left an enduring legacy to their modern descendents – the Sniper.

"This is 'the book' on the subject of pre-20th century sharpshooters...[It] is one of the best this reviewer has ever read on the subject."

     Larry S. Sterrett, The New Gun Week, Dec. 1, 2010

"Sharpshooters 1750-1900 is an excellent study of the development and advancement of the sharpshooter."

     Bill Scurlock, Muzzleloader, March/April 2011

Theodore Roosevelt:
Robert E. Lee:
William T. Sherman:
George Washington:

"My sharp-shooters felt very vindictively toward these guerillas and showed them no quarter. They started systematically to hunt them, and showed themselves much superior at the guerillas’ own game, killing eleven, while not one of my men was scratched"

"It was essential to the maintenance of the position... that sharpshooters should have been thrown forward to give early information of his approach, in order that he might be subjected to a fire as long as possible...."

On rescuing Admiral Porter from Confederate sharpshooters: "I soon found Admiral Porter... He informed me at one time things looked so critical that he had made up his mind to blow up the gunboats, and to escape with his men through the swamp to the Mississippi River. There being no longer any sharp-shooters to bother the sailors, they made good progress...."

"The time for which the riflemen enlisted will expire in July 1st, and as the loss of such a valuable and brave body of men will be of great injury to the service, I would submit to the consideration of Congress whether it would not be best to adopt some method to induce them to continue. They are indeed a very useful corps."

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