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Author Topic: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!  (Read 5762 times)

Offline Fjodin

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Re: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2010, 10:59:16 PM »
Very nice work, the bushes look great.
I'll try to make a beter photo. Sharpshooter is scratchbuild. Beause of similarity of uniform, I've just cutted the bayonet of original infantryman and painted it in green. Saddly I've sprayed to much topcoat so it a little bit shiny :)

Almost every regt., North or South, had snipers, called sharpshooters in those days. There were companies that would be organized as the such and such rifles at the beginning of the war, but these were not specifically marksmen units.
Is there are any uniform for CSA sharpshooters, or they use standart grey colour?

Offline Flockalicious

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Re: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010, 11:45:37 PM »
Is there are any uniform for CSA sharpshooters, or they use standart grey colour?


This should answer your question:
2nd regiment info, including detailed discussion of uniforms (dark green, not blue): http://www.berdansharpshooters.com/art.html
Also some interesting info...a report from Colonel Hiram Berdan who commanded the first and second US sharpshooters:  http://www.gdg.org/Research/OOB/Union/July1-3/hberdan.html

I also did some digging for some misc. trivia.  I had read a while ago about the North arming some sharpshooters with air rifles.  There were standing orders in the South to kill anyone with an air rifle on sight, since they were trained for fieldcraft and were using smokeless and practically noiseless arms, which was thought to be outside of the rules of war.  Can't find anything on it though.

« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 11:49:02 PM by Flockalicious »


Offline Fjodin

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Re: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2010, 11:36:16 PM »
Thanx to Flockalicious and former user for links!

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Re: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 03:13:55 PM »
And Thank You for leading me to find out interesting things I never knew before

airguns.....
steamguns.....

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Offline Cory

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Re: Starting project about VSF Confedarates and Union - help with flags!
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 04:41:33 PM »
Is there are any uniform for CSA sharpshooters, or they use standart grey colour?

Nope, they will be in the same grey or butternut as the rest of the regiment with nothing but their rifle perhaps (and not always then) to indicate their assigned task.
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