Presented by Dr. Jonathan Steplyk, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UTA
Zoom Presentation – 7PM (You will receive an invitation to join in a separate email.)
Sharpshooters were among the deadliest fighters on the Civil War battlefield. But how well do we understand these formidable Union and Confederate marksmen? How were they raised and trained? What was the nature of the sharpshooters’ war? What did their fellow soldiers and fellow Americans think of sharpshooting? This presentation will explore and re-examine these lethal and controversial Civil War fighting men.
Dr. Jonathan M. Steplyk specializes in Civil War combat and solider life. He is the author of Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat, published by University Press of Kansas in 2018, and a regular contributor to the Civil War Campaigns in the West series. He received his BA from Ripon College, his MA from Penn State University and his PhD from TCU. Steplyk has also worked in NPS battlefield interpretation at Harpers Ferry and Cedar Creek and is active in Civil War living history.