This is a 28 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Assassins & Snipers. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
As rifle technology improved in the 19th century, a new form of combat came into its own, evolving during the American Civil War into “sniping.” Sniping, or sharpshooting, became a recognized psychological weapon at the outset of the Civil War.
First developed as a scout and a picket, the sniper came in the course of the American Civil War to be valued as a low-cost, high-impact weapon, capable of demoralizing an entire battalion of field artillery or knocking a good general out of the saddle. The loss of General John Sedgwick to a sniper at Spotsylvania, Ulysses S. Grant famously said, “is greater than the loss of a whole division of troops.”
While the history of Berdan's Union Sharpshooters is well documented, many other Union marksmen also saw action in the Eastern and Western campaigns. Though no records have been preserved, a Confederate sharpshooter unit similar to Berdan's was authorized by act of Confederate Congress in 1862.
The presentation covers the following:
Sniping in the Civil War
Civil War Sharpshooters
Weapons of Choice
Union Weapons of Choice
Confederate Weapons of Choice
Snipers at Gettysburg
Sniper Battle at Gettysburg
Hiram C. Berdan (2)
1st Regiment Sharpshooter/Volunteers
2nd Regiment Sharpshooter/Volunteers
Battle Assignments & Battle Dress
The Story of “Old Jack”
Atrocities of War
Hinson Swore Revenge
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations I offer under the heading .... American Civil War.