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NBA 2k17 My Park - BREAKING ANKLES WITH A SHARPSHOOTER! | GREEEN LIGHTS! BEST JUMPER ON THE PARK!
NBA 2k17 My Park - BREAKING ANKLES WITH A SHARPSHOOTER! | GREEEN LIGHTS! BEST JUMPER ON THE PARK!
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: StaxMontana
OVERPOWERED PURE SHARPSHOOTER!! BEST BUILD IN 2K18 CONFIRMED!!
OVERPOWERED PURE SHARPSHOOTER!! BEST BUILD IN 2K18 CONFIRMED!!
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: DR 2K
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
PURE SHARPSHOOTERS ARE UNGUARDABLE!! THE ULTIMATE CHEESE!! NBA 2K18
PURE SHARPSHOOTERS ARE UNGUARDABLE!! THE ULTIMATE CHEESE!! NBA 2K18
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Brotha Jones
THE SHARPSHOOTER IS BACK!! PULLING UP FROM HALFCOURT!! NBA2K17 MYPARK
THE SHARPSHOOTER IS BACK!! PULLING UP FROM HALFCOURT!! NBA2K17 MYPARK
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: DR 2K
Sharpshooter (2007) full movie English
Sharpshooter (2007) full movie English
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: boss ess
THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K17 - MUST WATCH
THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K17 - MUST WATCH
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Quil TNB
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
I HAVE THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN THE GAME! SHOOTING LIKE A GOD.. ALL GREENS! - NBA 2k17 MyPark
I HAVE THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN THE GAME! SHOOTING LIKE A GOD.. ALL GREENS! - NBA 2k17 MyPark
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: StaxMontana
Sharpshooter - How to do Bret Hart
Sharpshooter - How to do Bret Hart's Sharpshooter - Pro Wrestling Finishers
Published: 2009/10/14
Channel: HowToWrestle
At 84, the World
At 84, the World's Oldest Female Sharpshooter Doesn't Miss
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Great Big Story
SharpShooter  - Panji Reggae (Lyric)
SharpShooter - Panji Reggae (Lyric)
Published: 2009/05/04
Channel: kecikz69
NEW RARE SHARPSHOOTER PACKAGE ! OVERPOWERED GREENLIGHT MyPlayer Archetype Build NBA 2K17 MyPARK
NEW RARE SHARPSHOOTER PACKAGE ! OVERPOWERED GREENLIGHT MyPlayer Archetype Build NBA 2K17 MyPARK
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: SplashBrosHD
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
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
Sharpshooter @ Shelton Powwow 2017 (Peyton Whitebuffalo Song) Composed by Worm Dearly
Sharpshooter @ Shelton Powwow 2017 (Peyton Whitebuffalo Song) Composed by Worm Dearly
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Garrett HD Begay
Superhero action Spiderman S.W.A.T & Sharpshooter Nerf guns Kidnapper Hitman Rescue Girl Nerf War
Superhero action Spiderman S.W.A.T & Sharpshooter Nerf guns Kidnapper Hitman Rescue Girl Nerf War
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: HiHaHe Nerf War
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
Who created the Sharpshooter? - What you need to know...
Who created the Sharpshooter? - What you need to know...
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: WWE
OVERPOWERED PURE SHARPSHOOTER BUILD!! BEST BUILD IN 2K18 CONFIRMED!!
OVERPOWERED PURE SHARPSHOOTER BUILD!! BEST BUILD IN 2K18 CONFIRMED!!
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: DR 2K
NBA 2K17 • BEST SHARPSHOOTER BUILD😱 NEVER MISS A SHOT AGAIN • BEST DRIBBLE MOVES FOR A SHARPSHOOTER
NBA 2K17 • BEST SHARPSHOOTER BUILD😱 NEVER MISS A SHOT AGAIN • BEST DRIBBLE MOVES FOR A SHARPSHOOTER
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: DevTakeFlight
Killing Floor 2 - Sharpshooter - Perk Guide #6
Killing Floor 2 - Sharpshooter - Perk Guide #6
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Richard Dangles
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
Top 10 sharpshooter of Natalya
Top 10 sharpshooter of Natalya
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: WWE finishers
Quick draw and sharp shooter...
Quick draw and sharp shooter...
Published: 2008/05/05
Channel: Bowlerchamp23
MY PURE SHARPSHOOTER WON
MY PURE SHARPSHOOTER WON'T MISS!!😳 UNSTOPPABLE CUSTOM JUMPSHOT OMG!?🔥🔥 NBA 2K18
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Easy Breezy
GAWD TRILLER 40K SHARP GOD MIXTAPE!😱 BEST SHARPSHOOTER ON NBA 2K17!!😳
GAWD TRILLER 40K SHARP GOD MIXTAPE!😱 BEST SHARPSHOOTER ON NBA 2K17!!😳
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Gawd Triller
Super Sharp Shooter - The Ganja Kru
Super Sharp Shooter - The Ganja Kru
Published: 2007/07/21
Channel: julianfantino
I AM THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER DRIBBLE GOD ON NBA 2K17 MyPARK!🔥 BEST GREENLIGHT CUSTOM JUMPSHOT EVER!🍃
I AM THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER DRIBBLE GOD ON NBA 2K17 MyPARK!🔥 BEST GREENLIGHT CUSTOM JUMPSHOT EVER!🍃
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: DevTakeFlight
Malaysian Sharp Shooter.avi
Malaysian Sharp Shooter.avi
Published: 2013/02/16
Channel: Rashidi Nasaruddin
WORLD
WORLD'S YOUNGEST SHARPSHOOTER MIKO ANDRES 6 year old
Published: 2009/07/26
Channel: miko andres
NERF Sharp Shooter Challenge!
NERF Sharp Shooter Challenge!
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Battle Universe!
My NEW 90 OVR PURE SHARPSHOOTER IS INSANE!!! • AUTOMATIC GREENS |  NBA 2K18
My NEW 90 OVR PURE SHARPSHOOTER IS INSANE!!! • AUTOMATIC GREENS | NBA 2K18
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: Jayo DaDon
Sharpshooters - Analyze feat. Four Fifths (1997)
Sharpshooters - Analyze feat. Four Fifths (1997)
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: rastaRoss420
Tribute to Bret "Hitman" Hart
Tribute to Bret "Hitman" Hart's Sharpshooter
Published: 2015/12/24
Channel: CelticRay
Sharp Shooter (2016) Full Hindi Dubbed Movie | Diganth | Action Comedy Movie 2016 Full Movie
Sharp Shooter (2016) Full Hindi Dubbed Movie | Diganth | Action Comedy Movie 2016 Full Movie
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: WAMIndiaMovies
I GOT BONE COLLECTOR ON MY SHARPSHOOTER! IS IT WORTH IT? + HOW TO GET IT FAST! - NBA 2K17
I GOT BONE COLLECTOR ON MY SHARPSHOOTER! IS IT WORTH IT? + HOW TO GET IT FAST! - NBA 2K17
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: Gawd Triller
Secret Tips EVERY SHARPSHOOTER Should Know Pt 2 - NBA 2K17 (110% STROKE)
Secret Tips EVERY SHARPSHOOTER Should Know Pt 2 - NBA 2K17 (110% STROKE)
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Brotha Jones
British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Forgotten Weapons
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
Top Shot: Sharpshooter Skills | History
Top Shot: Sharpshooter Skills | History
Published: 2011/03/18
Channel: HISTORY
THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K18 - MUST WATCH
THE BEST SHARPSHOOTER IN NBA 2K18 - MUST WATCH
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Quil TNB
HOW to GET SHARPSHOOTER GRAND BADGE IN 3 GAMES! NBA 2k17 HOW to GET SHARPSHOOTER PRO FAST!
HOW to GET SHARPSHOOTER GRAND BADGE IN 3 GAMES! NBA 2k17 HOW to GET SHARPSHOOTER PRO FAST!
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: RedMamba
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER LIVE #1 with Vikkstar
Black Ops 2 SHARPSHOOTER LIVE #1 with Vikkstar
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Vikkstar123
Natalya - All Sharpshooter
Natalya - All Sharpshooter
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: RoiDivasFan
SPEEDBOOSTING WITH A SHARPSHOOTER | NBA 2K17 MYPARK | THE NEW DEMIGOD ? | BEST JUMPSHOT | 6
SPEEDBOOSTING WITH A SHARPSHOOTER | NBA 2K17 MYPARK | THE NEW DEMIGOD ? | BEST JUMPSHOT | 6'1 PG GOD
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: Prettyboii Ryan
Fallout 4 Builds - The Sharpshooter - Best Sniper Build
Fallout 4 Builds - The Sharpshooter - Best Sniper Build
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: FudgeMuppet
Snow Sharpshooter - Trapped in the Mountains
Snow Sharpshooter - Trapped in the Mountains
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: NOVRITSCH
SMALLEST PLAYER EVER!! SPEEDBOOSTING SHARPSHOOTER GOAT!! GREEN RELEASE NBA2K17 MYPARK
SMALLEST PLAYER EVER!! SPEEDBOOSTING SHARPSHOOTER GOAT!! GREEN RELEASE NBA2K17 MYPARK
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: DR 2K
96 OVR SHARPSHOOTER UPDATE! ONE CRITICAL MISTAKE I MADE WITH MY SHARPSHOOTER!- NBA 2K17
96 OVR SHARPSHOOTER UPDATE! ONE CRITICAL MISTAKE I MADE WITH MY SHARPSHOOTER!- NBA 2K17
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Waffleman60
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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 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 9th (Pindall's) Battalion Missouri Sharpshooters, the 1st & 2nd Battalions Georgia Sharpshooters and 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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