1862 Peninsula CampaignFrom this rifle pit, Colonel Hiram Berdan's 1st U.S. Sharpshooters targeted Confederate troops on the opposite bank of the Warwick River. Hiram Berdan, considered the nation's best marksman, organized the regiment from hand-picked volunteers who placed ten consecutive shots in a 10-inch circle at 200 yards. The Sharpshooters wore green uniforms for camouflage, and some of the men carried their own target rifles with telescopic sights.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363558 N 4116000|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18048333, -76.53705000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.829', W 76° 32.223'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 49.74" N, 76° 32' 13.38" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10001 Constitution Way, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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