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Berdan's Sharpshooter Officer's Commission
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Berdan's Sharpshooter Officer's Commission for Lt. Horace Warner of Company "C", 2nd U. S. Sharp Shooters signed by Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtain. Dated October 22nd, 1864, Warner is being promoted to 1st Lt in the famous "Berdan's Sharpshooters."

Commission is in fine condition, with only minor wear. A truly one of a kind sharpshooter item!

$1200.00 plus shipping

Warner would go on to create his own company for the manufacturing of target rifles in the later part of the 19th century.

Horace Warner

Residence PA; Enlisted on 10/1/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.

On 10/1/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. US Volunteers 2nd SharpShooters (date and method of discharge not given)
Horace Warner

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 12/1/1864 as a 1st Lieutenant.

On 12/1/1864 he was commissioned into "C" Co. US Volunteers 2nd SharpShooters He was transferred out on 2/18/1865

On 2/18/1865 he transferred into "D" Co. PA 105th Infantry He was discharged on 3/15/1865

"One of Berdanís officers, Horace Warner, said this about the arms in July 1861:


The truth is that I am partial to the American target rifle, believing that there is no other gun that can exceed it in performance if properly handled. I have worked for years, alternately at making and using them, and think that I understand their use and capacity as well as most men in this country. I have a double-barreled cast steel rifle of my own make, which is a combination of a hunting and target rifle. I have the whole rig for target practice, such as globe sites, swedged balls, etc."