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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
n act for organizing battalions of sharpshooters. This law, according to General Pemberton's construction of it, provided that details should be made of men, withouas generally believed that proper representation to the War Department by General Pemberton would have caused such a modification of the manner of the execution of twas the quality most looked after. The consequence was, that as a whole, General Pemberton's sharpshooters were rivals of Falstaff's army. When they were gotten todship. The men fit for duty of the famous corps of sharpshooters were, after Pemberton found that his pet scheme had failed, attached to the Charleston Battalion. hereafter became the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers. I must do General Pemberton the justice to say that he selected some excellent officers. Major R. Blg of the court was not such as to deter General Beauregard, who had succeeded Pemberton in the command of the Department, from recommending the promotion of Rhett to