A sad part of our history; A Charleston, South Carolina newspaper advertisement for African slaves, 1769.
Vintage Advertisement for the Sable .22 short pocket revolver.
Interesting World War II Propagand poster depicting Axis soldiers killing Jesus.
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Recruitment ad for Berdan’s Sharpshooter Regiment.
During the American Civil War, inventor and industrialist Hiram Berdan recruited two regiments of sharpshooters. The had to pass rigourous marksmenship tests, one of which included firing ten shots at two hundred yards while keeping a grouping under five inches. Remember, this was back when telescopic sights were rare new technology, and for the most part open sights were used. Once recruited Berdan’s Sharpshooters were issued the most advanced in firearms technology. They were also unique in that they dressed in field green uniforms (for camoflauge) rather than the standard Union Army blue.
Perhaps there finest hour was in the Battle of Gettysburg inon July 2nd, 1863. The Union Army occupied little round top and the Confederate Army prepared to attack. Gen. Daniel Sickles, whose stupidity cannot be measured, decided to leave his position near little round top and head for what he thought was a better position at the peach orchard. Immediatly his entire corp was surrounded and obliterated.
With the departure of the entire 3rd Corps, the Union position on Little Round Top was precarious at best. A company of 100 Berdan Sharpshooters took up positions near Seminary Ridge, and was able to delay the attack of an entire Confederate brigade until reinforcements could be brought in. Many other Sharpshooters were also present at Little Round Top, picking off officers and enemy soldiers from sniper positions on the hill.
Really bizarre French poster advertising American military surplus, sometime shortly after World War I.