Edward G. Longacre is the award-winning author of numerous books on the Civil War, including The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861; Fitz Lee: A Military Biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A. (Nebraska, 2010); and Gentleman and Soldier: A Biography of Wade Hampton III (Nebraska, 2009). He lives in Newport News, Virginia, on land fought over during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.
"In The Sharpshooters, seasoned historian and master
storyteller Ed Longacre breathes life into a memorable account of
common men struggling to overcome the unvarnished reality of war.
Heads above most regimental histories."-Rod Gragg, author of
Covered with Glory: The Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Infantry at
the Battle of Gettysburg
"The Sharpshooters covers all the bases, including organization, tactics, and soldiers' mixed political, social, and racial attitudes in a unique unit deployed in a little-known theater of war, filling a niche in both New Jersey and Civil War history."-Joseph G. Bilby, coauthor of "Remember You Are Jerseymen!": A Military History of New Jersey's Troops in the Civil War