Civil War and Historical Art
2nd United States Sharpshooters

Colonel Hiram Berdan's 2nd United States Sharp Shooters were well known for their deadeye accuracy as well as for their unique green uniform. In order to qualify to be in the Regiment, a perspective member had to get ten shots within a ten-inch circular area from a range of approximately two hundred yards.  The uniform of the regiment was in the regulation U.S. Pattern,consisting of a dark Green Frock coat and Trousers. The Regiment used the model 1859 Sharps Rifle. A state of the art breach-loading rifle which vastly improved firepower. The 1st and 2nd US Sharpshooters were heavily engaged in many battles on the army of the Potomac: including Antietam and Gettysburg.

Call 800-731-0060

$75 Paper - Image Size 16 x 20

$275 Canvas - Size 18 x 24

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