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Who created the Sharpshooter? - What you need to know...
Who created the Sharpshooter? - What you need to know...
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: WWE
Bret Hart punches Damien Sandow and locks him in the Sharpshooter: WWE Main Event, July 8, 2014
Bret Hart punches Damien Sandow and locks him in the Sharpshooter: WWE Main Event, July 8, 2014
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: WWE
At 84, the World
At 84, the World's Oldest Female Sharpshooter Doesn't Miss
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Great Big Story
SHOCKING! Sharp Shooter Touches Feet of Gangster Infront of Police
SHOCKING! Sharp Shooter Touches Feet of Gangster Infront of Police
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Dainik Bhaskar
The ULTIMATE SHARPSHOOTER GUIDE!!! DOMINATE MYPARK USING THESE STRATEGIES in NBA 2K17
The ULTIMATE SHARPSHOOTER GUIDE!!! DOMINATE MYPARK USING THESE STRATEGIES in NBA 2K17
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Agent 00
SHARPSHOOTER NUCLEAR?
SHARPSHOOTER NUCLEAR?
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: TBNRfrags
*MUST WATCH* BEFORE YOU CREATE A SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K18
*MUST WATCH* BEFORE YOU CREATE A SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K18
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Agent 00
HOW TO CREATE A SHARPSHOOTER UNLIKE ANY IN THE GAME!!! AGENT 00
HOW TO CREATE A SHARPSHOOTER UNLIKE ANY IN THE GAME!!! AGENT 00'S SHARPSHOOTER BUILD [NBA 2K17]
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Agent 00
CoD Black Ops 2 Wager Match #2 (Sharpshooter) with The Sidemen
CoD Black Ops 2 Wager Match #2 (Sharpshooter) with The Sidemen
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Vikkstar123
Will Atkinson - Sharpshooter (Original Mix)
Will Atkinson - Sharpshooter (Original Mix)
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: Black Hole Recordings
Nerf Sharpshooter!
Nerf Sharpshooter!
Published: 2013/05/04
Channel: GunVsGun
Killzone 3 Sharpshooter Move Demo
Killzone 3 Sharpshooter Move Demo
Published: 2011/02/19
Channel: GameSpot
British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Forgotten Weapons
Top Shot: Sharpshooter Skills | History
Top Shot: Sharpshooter Skills | History
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: HISTORY
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER LIVE #1 with Vikkstar
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER LIVE #1 with Vikkstar
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Vikkstar123
NEW SHARPSHOOTER 3.0 BUILD!!! VERY QUICK RELEASES, FAST SPEED, DOMINANT SHOOTING IN NBA 2K17!!!
NEW SHARPSHOOTER 3.0 BUILD!!! VERY QUICK RELEASES, FAST SPEED, DOMINANT SHOOTING IN NBA 2K17!!!
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Agent 00
PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Unboxing & Overview
PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Unboxing & Overview
Published: 2011/02/26
Channel: Unbox Therapy
THE SHARPSHOOTER - Battlefield 1
THE SHARPSHOOTER - Battlefield 1
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: jackfrags
TOP YOUTUBE SHARPSHOOTER
TOP YOUTUBE SHARPSHOOTER'S FACEOFF vs. King Shawn, Dman, KiddKuda, Swante, Juiceman [NBA 2K17]
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Agent 00
NBA 2K17 - I BROKE THIS GAME!!! 79 POINT GAME!!! SHARPSHOOTER IS A GLITCH!!!
NBA 2K17 - I BROKE THIS GAME!!! 79 POINT GAME!!! SHARPSHOOTER IS A GLITCH!!!
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Agent 00
FOUND OUT HOW TO SPEED BOOST WITH MY 6
FOUND OUT HOW TO SPEED BOOST WITH MY 6'6 SHARPSHOOTER!!! MOMENTUM CROSSOVER STYLE CATCHING ANKLES!!!
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Agent 00
Sharpshooting Sniper Kills 5 ISIS Suicide Bombers And Only Needs 3 Bullets To Do So
Sharpshooting Sniper Kills 5 ISIS Suicide Bombers And Only Needs 3 Bullets To Do So
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: InformOverload
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare - Undead Sharpshooter Challenges
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare - Undead Sharpshooter Challenges
Published: 2010/11/02
Channel: GTA Series Videos
UNSTOPPABLE SHARPSHOOTER VS PLAYMAKER - NBA 2K17 ANTE-UP
UNSTOPPABLE SHARPSHOOTER VS PLAYMAKER - NBA 2K17 ANTE-UP
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Agent 00
Stephen Curry: Sharp Shooter
Stephen Curry: Sharp Shooter
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: NBA
RETIRING MY SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K17!!! NBA 2K17 SECRETLY PATCHED MY BEST DRIBBLE MOVE!!!
RETIRING MY SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K17!!! NBA 2K17 SECRETLY PATCHED MY BEST DRIBBLE MOVE!!!
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Agent 00
Pure Slasher vs. Pure Sharpshooter - POSTERS and Craziest Dunks Yet! NBA 2K18 Playgrounds Gameplay
Pure Slasher vs. Pure Sharpshooter - POSTERS and Craziest Dunks Yet! NBA 2K18 Playgrounds Gameplay
Published: 2018/01/07
Channel: DmanUnt2014
PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter - archiwalny video-test quaza
PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter - archiwalny video-test quaza
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: quaz9
Sharpshooter Lighting Up The Park! You Better Guard Me! NBA 2K17 MyPArk
Sharpshooter Lighting Up The Park! You Better Guard Me! NBA 2K17 MyPArk
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: DmanUnt2014
NBA 2K17 MyCareer Attribute/Badge Update: SHARPSHOOTER SHOOTING GUARD
NBA 2K17 MyCareer Attribute/Badge Update: SHARPSHOOTER SHOOTING GUARD
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: DmanUnt2014
NBA 2K18 Playgrounds: Windmill Dunking With A Sharpshooter?!? Got Bunnies!
NBA 2K18 Playgrounds: Windmill Dunking With A Sharpshooter?!? Got Bunnies!
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: DmanUnt2014
Fallout 4 Builds - The Sharpshooter - Best Sniper Build
Fallout 4 Builds - The Sharpshooter - Best Sniper Build
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: FudgeMuppet
BO2: Sharpshooter Gameplay LIVE! (Black Ops 2)
BO2: Sharpshooter Gameplay LIVE! (Black Ops 2)
Published: 2012/11/13
Channel: M3RKMUS1C
DENNISWAYS vs YARASKY! (COD: Black Ops 2 Sharpshooter)
DENNISWAYS vs YARASKY! (COD: Black Ops 2 Sharpshooter)
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Yarasky
Black Ops 2 - SHARP SHOOTER NUCLEAR? (BO2 Party Games)
Black Ops 2 - SHARP SHOOTER NUCLEAR? (BO2 Party Games)
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: TBNRfrags
NBA 2K18 Playgrounds: Sharpshooting Shot Creator Green For Days! Getting Carried!
NBA 2K18 Playgrounds: Sharpshooting Shot Creator Green For Days! Getting Carried!
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: DmanUnt2014
Sharpshooter - How to do Bret Hart
Sharpshooter - How to do Bret Hart's Sharpshooter - Pro Wrestling Finishers
Published: 2009/10/14
Channel: HowToWrestle
NERF Sharp Shooter Challenge!
NERF Sharp Shooter Challenge!
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Battle Universe
BEST SHARPSHOOTER BUILD NBA 2K18!😱 MOST OVERPOWERED ARCHETYPE! BEST JUMPSHOT AFTER PATCH 10!🔥
BEST SHARPSHOOTER BUILD NBA 2K18!😱 MOST OVERPOWERED ARCHETYPE! BEST JUMPSHOT AFTER PATCH 10!🔥
Published: 2018/02/21
Channel: Ya Boi Tonio
Snow Sharpshooter - Trapped in the Mountains
Snow Sharpshooter - Trapped in the Mountains
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: NOVRITSCH
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER #1 with Vikkstar & Friends (Black Ops 2 PC Wager Match)
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER #1 with Vikkstar & Friends (Black Ops 2 PC Wager Match)
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: VikkstarPlays - Random Games!
FASTEST WAY TO GET ALL 5 Sharpshooter & Stretch Big badges!! + HoF | NBA 2K17
FASTEST WAY TO GET ALL 5 Sharpshooter & Stretch Big badges!! + HoF | NBA 2K17
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Jayo DaDon
[REVIEW] Newisland Sharp-Shooter | RIP-OFF MODULUS?!
[REVIEW] Newisland Sharp-Shooter | RIP-OFF MODULUS?!
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Coop772
SHARP SHOOTER || JAS GREWAL & SUNNY KAHLON || ROX-A || VICKY DAHLIWAL || NEW PUNJABI SONG 2017
SHARP SHOOTER || JAS GREWAL & SUNNY KAHLON || ROX-A || VICKY DAHLIWAL || NEW PUNJABI SONG 2017
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Crown Records
NBA 2K17 MyPark Gameplay: Sharpshooters Don
NBA 2K17 MyPark Gameplay: Sharpshooters Don't MISS At Rivet City! NBA 2K17 Gameplay
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: DmanUnt2014
Killing Floor 2 - Sharpshooter - Perk Guide #6
Killing Floor 2 - Sharpshooter - Perk Guide #6
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Richard Dangles
BEST DRIBBLE MOVES FOR A SHARPSHOOTER • BECOME AN UNGUARDABLE SHARP • PLAYSHOOTER + HALFCOURT GREENS
BEST DRIBBLE MOVES FOR A SHARPSHOOTER • BECOME AN UNGUARDABLE SHARP • PLAYSHOOTER + HALFCOURT GREENS
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: HankDaTank
HITMAN - Sharp Shooter & I Aim To Please - Master Sniper Challenge
HITMAN - Sharp Shooter & I Aim To Please - Master Sniper Challenge
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: MrFreeze2244
Super Sharp Shooter - The Ganja Kru
Super Sharp Shooter - The Ganja Kru
Published: 2007/07/21
Channel: julianfantino
5 Secret Tips EVERY SHARPSHOOTER Should Know - NBA 2K17 (100% STROKE)
5 Secret Tips EVERY SHARPSHOOTER Should Know - NBA 2K17 (100% STROKE)
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Brotha Jones
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A sharpshooter is one who is highly proficient at firing firearms or other projectile weapons accurately. Military units composed of sharpshooters were important factors in 19th century combat. Along with "marksman" and "expert", "sharpshooter" is one of the three marksmanship badges awarded by the U.S. Army.

History[edit]

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)[edit]

Another use of units of marksmen was during the Napoleonic Wars in the British Army. While most troops at that time used inaccurate smoothbore muskets, the British "Green Jackets" (named for their distinctive green uniforms) used the famous Baker rifle. Through the combination of a leather wad and tight grooves on the inside of the barrel (rifling), this weapon was far more accurate, though slower to load. These Riflemen were the elite of the British Army, and served at the forefront of any engagement, most often in skirmish formation, scouting out and delaying the enemy. Another term; "sharp shooter", was in use in British newspapers as early as 1801. In the Edinburgh Advertiser, 23 June 1801, can be found the following quote in a piece about the North British Militia; "This Regiment has several Field Pieces, and two companies of Sharp Shooters, which are very necessary in the modern "Stile of War". The term appears even earlier, around 1781, in Continental Europe, translated from the German Scharfschütze.

U.S. Civil War (1861-1865)[edit]

During the American Civil War, sharpshooters saw limited action, as tacticians sought to avoid the heavy casualties inflicted through normal tactics, which involved close ranks of men at close ranges. The sharpshooters used by both sides in the Civil War were less used as snipers, and more as skirmishers and scouts. These elite troops were well equipped and trained, and placed at the front of any column to first engage the enemy.

Union Army[edit]

An unidentified sharpshooter for the Army of the Potomac on picket duty during the American Civil War.

Notable sharpshooter units of the Civil War included the 1st and 2nd United States Volunteer Sharpshooter Regiment (USVSR), composed of companies provided by numerous (primarily eastern) Union states. The U.S.V.S.R. were organized by Colonel Hiram Berdan, a self-made millionaire who was reputed to be the best rifle marksman in the nation at that time.[1]

There was also an all-Native American company of sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac. These men, primarily Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi from northern Michigan, comprised the members of Company K of the 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters.

In the Western Theater were the well known 66th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Western Sharpshooters), originally known as "Birge's Western Sharpshooters" and later the "Western Sharpshooters-14th Missouri Volunteers". The regiment was raised by MG John C. Fremont at St. Louis' Benton Barracks as the Western Theater counterpart to Berdan's sharpshooters. Members were recruited from most of the Western states, predominantly Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri. Competitive induction required candidates to place ten shots in a three-inch circle at 200 yards. They were initially armed with half-stock Plains Rifles built and procured by St. Louis custom gunmaker Horace (H.E.) Dimick.

These "Dimick Rifles" (as they were known in the unit) were modified for military use by the installation of the Lawrence Patent Sight, and fired a special "swiss-chasseur" minie ball selected by Horice Dimick for its ballistic accuracy. They were the only Federal unit completely armed with "sporting rifles". Beginning in the autumn of 1863 soldiers of the regiment began to reequip themselves with the new 16 shot, lever action Henry Repeating Rifle giving them a significant advantage in firepower over their opponents. Over 250 of the Western Sharpshooters purchased Henrys out of their own pocket, at an average price of forty dollars (over three months pay for a Private). Illinois Governor Richard Yates provided Henrys for some members of the 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment or Yates Sharpshooters and other soldiers of the unit appear to have similarly equipped themselves with Henry Rifles in 1864.

Confederate Army[edit]

On the Confederate side, sharpshooter units functioned as light infantry. Their duties included skirmishing and reconnaissance. Robert E. Rodes, a colonel and later major general of the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment, was a leader in the development of sharpshooter units.[2] The Confederate States Army made more widespread use of sharpshooters than Federal forces, often having semi-permanent detachments at the regimental level and battalions of various size attached to larger formations. Dedicated sharpshooter units included the 1st Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion and three more from that state, the 9th (Pindall's) Battalion Missouri Sharpshooters as well as the sharpshooter battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Confederate sharpshooters were often less well equipped than Federal counterparts, often using the Enfield Rifled Musket or (the more uncommon) hexagonal bore British Whitworth rifles, rather than breech loading Berdan Sharps rifles. In his memoirs, Louis Leon detailed his service as a sharpshooter in the Fifty-Third North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War. As a sharpshooter, he volunteered as a skirmisher, served on picket duty, and engaged in considerable shooting practice. Of his company's original twelve sharpshooters, only he and one other were still alive after Gettysburg. As related by the regiment's commanding officer, Col. James Morehead, in a rare one-on-one encounter Pvt. Leon killed a Union sharpshooter, whom the Confederates identified as a Native American from Canada.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Hiram Berdan". Berdansharpshooters.org. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ Ray, Fred L. Shock Troops of the Confederacy: the sharpshooter battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia 2006 ISBN 978-0-9649585-5-5
  3. ^ The Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier, 1913, Stone Publishing Company, Charlotte, NC, page 72

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