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    2nd U.S. Sharpshooters "Berdan's Sharpshooters" - Co. G & H



    About the 2nd U.S.S.S.


    The 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters are a well-trained sharpshooter regiment specializing in reconnaissance and skirmishing in the game War of Rights. Drill will occur once a week with 2-3 events per week. During drill we will work strictly on field tactics, and sharpshooting and because we are sharpshooters, we will emphasize and practice our shooting skills on the move, while standing and while kneeling behind cover. Armed with the Sharps Rifle, superior marksmanship will be our ultimate goal and through that we will find the most success on the battlefield.

    We are unique in that we will not fight in line formation but rather will fight as skirmishers in looser formations (for the most part) and look to work closely with other regiments when the strategy calls for it. At other times we will work independently specifically in the areas of reconnaissance and a general harassment of the enemy wherever we can.

    The 2nd U.S.S.S is a mature-minded unit and will not tolerate flaming, trolling or immature behavior in-game or in the forums. With that said we’re not a bunch of ‘stiffs’ either and look to make this a fun experience for all involved.

    We will always strive for realism and an authentic experience in-game and you can expect that we will often be aggressive in seeking out the enemy and doing our part to whittle them down whenever possible. This means fighting in small groups and often alone and separate from the main battle lines.

    If it's a good fit apply below and we look forward to you putting on the ‘green’ and seeing you out on the fields of glory.




    The Historic 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

    Formation of Sharpshooters

    At the beginning of the war, a New Yorker Hiram Berdan who was not only a noted marksman, but an engineer proposed to the war department that a regiment be formed comprised of the best marksmen in the north. The idea was accepted and this birthed the 1st and 2nd U.S. Sharpshooter regiments.

    Berdan was commissioned a Colonel of volunteers and was authorized to set up his own specifications as to personnel, weapons, training, uniforms, tactics and equipment. Circulars were published and distributed calling for the formation of companies of sharpshooters.

    Each applicant had to first pass a shooting test having to put ten bullets in succession within a 10” circle at 200 yards at a rest, and 100 yards off hand. The first regiment was comprised of 10 companies from a variety of states, and the 2nd company contained eight companies; two each from Vermont and New Hampshire, and one each from Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, and Maine.

    The 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters Co. G was mustered in New Hampshire on December 10, 1861 and Co. H was the last to muster in on December 31st.




    Training and Weapons


    At their camp of instruction on the north side of Washington, D.C., the sharpshooters training was practical yet tough, and they were taught to never expose themselves to danger recklessly, to take cover whenever possible, and to waste no ammunition for the sake of shooting. All orders were given by bugle call in imitation of European light troops. They trained daily in this camp from Sept. 1861 to March, 1862.

    The early Sharpshooters trained with their own rifles, and were promised by Berdan that the government would pay them $60. for every suitable weapon. Unfortunately this promise was never kept. Colonel Berdan settled on the breech-loading 1859 Sharps rifles as the best possible weapon as they were accurate and reliable.



    Uniforms

    Captain C.A. Stevens, the Sharpshooters’ historian described their uniforms as being: of fine material, consisting of a dark green coat and cap with black (ostrich feather) plume, light blue trousers (afterwards exchanged for green ones) and leather leggings, presenting a striking contrast to the regular blue of the infantry. The knapsack was of hair-covered calfskin, with cooking kit attached, considered the best in use, as it was the handsomest, most durable and complete.”

    Service

    The Sharpshooters first action was a two-company skirmish (C&E 1st Regiment) at Lewinsvilie, VA, in September 1861 against enemy foragers. From then on they claimed participation in sixty-five actions and battles, especially distinguishing themselves at South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.





    Event Schedule


    Drill/Event Schedule

    Monday - 8 EST (battle) ... depending on week

    Wednesday - 7:45 EST (Picket Patrol) with BRW

    Friday - 10 EST drill/11 EST (battle) with BRW

    Saturday - 8 EST (battle) ... depending on week

    Sunday - 7:45 EST (battle) with BRW


    * BRW = Burnsides Right Wing of which we are a member.



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    Joining the 2nd U.S.S.S.


    Step 1: Pick a historical name appropriate to the time period.


    Step 2: Click the poster below to volunteer on Company Tool using that name. You can change your name by clicking on 'view enlistment papers' and modifying your name there.





    Step 3: Friend Capt. Winn on Steam by clicking on the image below and introduce yourself using your historical name at which point you'll be added to the Discord and Steam group.





    Step 4: Get ready to have some fun utilizing sharpshooter tactics with a good group of guys who love War of Rights and Civil War history.
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    Officers

    RGMT. COMMAND
    Maj. Scott Winn
    Capt. John Clark
    Capt. Jeremus Skrib





    Officers

    COMPANY COMMANDER
    Capt. Jeremus Skrib


    NCO's

    CORPORAL
    Cpl. Douglas Cairnsy
    Cpl. Charles Reed
    Cpl. John Williams


    Enlisted

    PRIVATE
    Pvt. Ducat
    Pvt. Golczynski
    Pvt. Hardy
    Pvt. Keplinger
    Pvt. Kuhl
    Pvt. Lee
    Pvt. LongAlley
    Pvt. Panda
    Pvt. Rising
    Pvt. Roy
    Pvt. Vogel
    Pvt. F. Williams


    Enlisted

    RECRUIT
    Rct. Carey
    Rct. Hocutt
    Rct. LongAlley
    Rct. Marchand
    Rct. Marston
    Rct. Smith





    Officers

    COMPANY COMMANDER
    Capt. John Clark



    NCO's

    SERGEANT
    Sgt. Robert Gregg


    CORPORAL
    Cpl. Bradley Meehan
    Cpl. Dexter Morgan


    Enlisted

    PRIVATE
    Pvt. Batz
    Pvt. Bouse
    Pvt. Figgis
    Pvt. Houser
    Pvt. MacTearlach
    Pvt. Mustang
    Pvt. Queener
    Pvt. Rising
    Pvt. Upton
    Pvt. Vogel
    Pvt. Wardwell


    Enlisted

    RECRUIT
    Rct. Beck
    Rct. Brooke
    Rct. Crimzon
    Rct. Jackson
    Rct. Miller
    Rct. Tanner
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    Good luck from the 7thMI Co.A&B

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    The 4thNJ is Disbanded to Inactivity.

    i have applied under the name "Cyrus Blake".

    My Schedule is Pretty Crouded by i should make most drills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Longstreet View Post
    The 4thNJ is Disbanded to Inactivity.

    i have applied under the name "Cyrus Blake".

    My Schedule is Pretty Crouded by i should make most drills.
    I'm going to have to deny your application. I've checked your history and it's extremely inconsistent and scattered. You're not the type of man that the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters is looking for to fill out our ranks.

    Good luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saris View Post
    Good Luck Shiloh
    Thank you Saris!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack.Word View Post
    Good luck from the 7thMI Co.A&B
    I appreciate the support!

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    Good Luck Winn!! I missed seeing the 8th Ohio, hopefully this lasts for the long run.
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    Good luck Winn! You got the whole of the 42ndPA behind ya!

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