- 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.
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