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Ninety Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sharpshooter

 
 
Sharpshooter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
1. Sharpshooter Marker
Inscription.
The rifleman was the "sniper" of the
Patriot forces. Instead of a rather
inaccurate smoothbore musket, his
rifle had spiral grooves in the barrel
that tightly gripped the lead ball. It was
slow to load but had great accuracy.

 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 34° 8.685′ N, 82° 1.374′ W. Marker is in Ninety Six, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker can be reached from South Cambridge Road. Click for map. Marker is located near the old stockade fort on the grounds of Ninety Six Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Ninety Six SC 29666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Light Horse Harry" Lee Takes the Stockade Fort (a few steps from this marker); Militiamen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stockade Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to James Birmingham (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Birmingham (about 400 feet away); First Blood Shed for Liberty (about 500 feet away); Spring Branch
Sharpshooter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
2. Sharpshooter Marker
(about 500 feet away); Ninety Six National Historic Site (about 500 feet away); The Lost Town of Cambridge (about 500 feet away); Ninety Six National Historic Site / Greenwood County (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ninety Six.
 
Also see . . .
1. Smoothbore. A smoothbore weapon is one which has a barrel without rifling. (Submitted on October 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Rifling. Rifling is the process of making helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis. (Submitted on October 20, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Sharpshooter Marker and Silhoutte image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
3. Sharpshooter Marker and Silhoutte
View of the Old Stockade Fort<br>From the Sharpshooter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2011
4. View of the Old Stockade Fort
From the Sharpshooter Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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