Archive for November, 2012

Rubber Baby Berdan Buttons!

At the beginning of the Civil War, one of the country’s best marksman, Hiram Berdan, organized a regiment of similarly-talented marksmen. It became the 1st Regiment United States Sharpshooters and Berdan became its Colonel. The qualifications to be a “sharpshooter” were strict: “No man would be enlisted who could not put ten bullets in succession […]