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The Massachusetts Andrew Sharpshooters : a Civil War History and Roster

Author: Alden C Ellis, Jr.
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Soon after the American Civil War ended, written histories appeared recounting the wartime exploits of almost every military unit on both sides of the fighting. Thorough historical and genealogical information on every man who served in the unit completes this study of these significant but overlooked foot soldiers"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alden C Ellis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780786464890 0786464895
OCLC Number: 703210158
Description: x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The First Company of Andrew Sharpshooters --
Goodbye Lynnfield --
Intrepid, eye in the sky --
Dig or die --
"Hell of Antietam" --
Prestige restored --
Arduous trek to Gettysburg --
Strange fruit on trees --
Death of a dueling sharpshooter --
The Second Company of Andrew Sharpshooters --
Basil Hall's farm for winter quarters --
Shell shocked --
Horses in the shade, soldiers in the sun --
The rifle or the cell --
Day of thanksgiving, but no food --
Seventy-seven held Longstreet --
"Stuck in the mud march" --
Breakfast with rebels.
Responsibility: ALDEN C. ELLIS, JR.


This first chronicle of the Massachusetts Andrew Sharpshooters details their day-to-day activities and their courageous service at Seven Pines, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,  Read more...


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