16 Nov 2016

Sharpshooters & Skirmishers – In4

Sharpshooters & Skirmishers – In4

No one likes to be surprised. Least of all, in combat. Skirmishers played an instrumental role- acting as an antenna in the moments before the first shots were fired. A skirmisher’s job is to engage the enemy, determine their intentions, and if possible, thwart them. Learn about the roles of sharpshooters and skirmishers- in less than 4 minutes:

Douglas Ullman Jr. explains the roles of sharpshooters and skirmishers, the soldiers that often times preceded the most pivotal battles in Civil War history. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.


American Battlefield Trust

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