SHARPSHOOTER: The Selected Letters and Papers of Maj. Eugene Blackford, C.S.A.


About the Author

Fred L. Ray is the president and CEO of CFS Press, Inc. (, and author of several books on flood and swiftwater rescue. He is a US Army veteran who spent most of his time in armored cavalry, during which he served two tours in Vietnam.

While researching the Civil War era as part of a family history project, he found that one of his great-grandfathers, Lieutenant Jason O. Patton, had commanded a Confederate sharpshooter company. This, in turn, led to an investigation of the sharpshooters themselves, and a book on the subject.

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