2nd United States Sharpshooters

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips is our host for a series on the 2nd United States Sharpshooters. Gar is a retired police officer from Columbus, Ohio (25 years on the force), and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 2006. He still lives in Ohio. Gar’s first visit to Gettysburg was 25 years ago and he was “hooked.” He had to come back every year on what his wife called Gar’s “Annual Mecca to Gettysburg.”

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Downloadable Files
ZIPPart1HistoricImages.zip
ZIPPart2HistoricImages.zip
ZIPPart3HistoricImages.zip

2nd United States Sharpshooters Part 1
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips introduces us to the series on the 2nd United States Sharpshooters and shows where they were first deployed at Gettysburg.
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2nd United States Sharpshooters Part 2
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips provides some background of the qualifications to be a sharpshooter and shows us their targets (10 inches in diameter) at 100 yards and 200 yards.
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2nd United States Sharpshooters Part 3
In today’s United States Sharpshooters’ post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips shows the positions of the 2nd United States Sharpshooters along the Slyder Lane.
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2nd United States Sharpshooters Part 4
In today’s United States Sharpshooters’ post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips shows how the 2nd United States Sharpshooters retreated from the Slyder Lane to the Round Tops.
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2nd United States Sharpshooters Part 5
In the today’s United States Sharpshooters’ post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Gar Phillips shows where some Sharpshooters joined the 20th Maine, and the monument to Michigan Sharpshooters on Little Round Top.
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