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    Quote Originally Posted by Cairnsy44 View Post
    I can honestly say, I would not wish to be in another company.
    Thanks for saying say Cpl. Cairnsy. You've been a great addition to our group and we're a better company because of you.

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    Welcome Rct. Booth. You'll need one of these beautiful tools of death and destruction.

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    Welcome, Rct. Booth!
    Descendant of David Jewell - 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Philo Johnson - 11th Vermont/1st VTHA

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    Welcome Rct. Griffith. It's good to have you on board and we just got a fresh crate of these in so here you go.


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    Welcome Rct. Rising. After cleaning house of dead weight it's good to build back up again with the next generation of Sharpshooters.


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    I had the chance to fight alongside you gentleman the other night, and seeing you on the battlefield is really something. Here is to future success on the battlefield. I'll gladly fight alongside you gentleman again any day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [9thNY]Rct.Hemingway View Post
    I had the chance to fight alongside you gentleman the other night, and seeing you on the battlefield is really something. Here is to future success on the battlefield. I'll gladly fight alongside you gentleman again any day!
    Why, thank you, kind sir! The feeling is mutual!
    Descendant of David Jewell - 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Philo Johnson - 11th Vermont/1st VTHA

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    The 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters followed the direction of Colonel Henry A. Von Post, receiving an assignment to the 1st Army Corps in 1862. By 1863, the men of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters marched to Gettysburg as veterans of eight major engagements. Furthermore, they were a tight unit, dedicated to their professionalism and to each other. Their frequent deployment as skirmishers and long-range marksmen, rather than alienating the soldiers from each other, strengthened both individual sharpshooters’ leadership abilities and their collective confidence in their regimental organization. Sergeant Darius Starr of Company F perhaps expressed it best in a letter to a friend written on September 8, 1863. Starr wrote, “We have in this regt a set of men who do not look up to anybody, and in fact most of the boys are fit to take command of a regiment, and they all know they are a more intelligent set of men than the officers of most regiments. Even in battle our boys do pretty much as they please.” Sergeant Starr then quoted his brigade commander, Brigadier General Ward, whom he heard to say, “The 2nd U.S.S.S. is the best marching and the best fighting regt I ever saw, but they are so saucy that no one can do anything with them.”Finally, Starr added a most telling remark: “I had rather be a private in this regiment than an officer in any other in the service.”
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    Let 'er Rip - Quick and Concise

    Use the shooting range to your advantage and recreate scenarios you'll see out on the battlefield.


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    Welcome to our new recruits... Rct. MacTearlach, Rct. Lee, Rct. Tanner, Rct. Hardy, Rct. Jackson and Rct. Kuhl. It's been a great week for the 2nd with these guys who although they don't have experience have stepped right in and contributed.


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