Museums And Collections

There are no museums devoted to Civil War sharpshooters. There are, however, museums that have specific items relating to the subject.

Arradcom Museum,

Pictinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey 07801.

This museum concentrates on small-arms ammunition, including the types of ammunition used with sharpshooters' weapons.

Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park,

PO Box 2126, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742.

The museum features the Fuller Gun Collection, including some

355 American longarms that includes sharpshooters' weapons.

Confederate Research Center and Museum, PO Box 619, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.

A fine place for research using printed matter on Confederate sharpshooters, as its library has over 3500 books, brochures and pamphlets on the subject, while its archives contain many original letters, documents, maps, and photographs.

Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.

Not only are monuments to various actions of the US Sharpshooters on the battlefield here, but the museum also has an original US Sharpshooters cap and frock coat.

Museum of the Confederacy,

1201 E. Caly Sr., Richmond. Virginia 23219.

The most important collection of Confederate-related material under one roof, ranging from flags to uniforms, is housed here. It includes a Pattern 1863 whitworth. (West frock coat worn by Colonel James Pei rin of the 1st South Carolina

Point Museums collection) Rifles, among a huge number of other uniform items.

National Rifle Association Firearms Museum,

1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington DC 20036.

One of the largest collections of guns in the United States, it has on display the types of weapons used by sharpshooters.

US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013.

The Army's official repository of military history, the Institute has a large collection of copies of Civil War soldier photographs, including those of sharpshooters, as well as written material on them.

West Point Museum,

US Military Academy, West Point, New York 10096. One of the country's finest military museums, its collection features not only sharpshooters' weapons and equipment, but also the original color of the US Sharpshooters.

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