- Unfortunate Soldiers Sadly Sold
- Marcot, Roy M. (2007) U.S. Sharpshooters: Berdan's Civil War Elite
- Sword, Wiley (1988) Sharpshooter: Hiram Berdan, his famous Sharpshooters and their Sharps rifles.
- Katcher, Philip (2002) Sharpshooters of the American Civil War
- Stevens, Charles Augustus (1892) Berdan's United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac.
- U.S. War Department (1863) The 1863 Laws of War
- Kautz, August (1865) The 1865 Customs of Service for Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers
- U.S. War Department (1863) The 1863 U.S. Infantry Tactics
- Early, Gerald. (2009) Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War
- Killers in Green Coats
The Sharpshooter Bookshelf. Many Civil War era books are available for free on Google books.
This National Guard Manual by Pinckney is a fantastic resource to understand many specific details about military life, duties, and equipment. This is a must read! Don't take my word for it check it out yourself.
Google books has a fantastic selection of Civil War publications free. Sometimes it can take some creative searching, though. Taking a look at period manuals is a good way to get a sense of what would have been expected of our duties. Here is a link to a good book for company officers:
Hints to Company Officers on Their Duties by Capt. C.C. Andrews of the 3rd Minnesota Regt.
Such topics include:
Feel free to post a comment if you have other sources to recommend.
Duties of the 1st Sgt.
Manuals and Guides
1861 Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Army of the United States.
1861 Regulations for the Army of the United States
1861 Ordnance Manual
A System of Target Practice
Beadles Military Handbook
Handbook for Active Service 1861
1852 Bayonet Exercise
Silas' Reenacting Links
Archived Rockland Maine Newspapers