Sniper's Nest

Sniper's Nest (HM1YU6)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.383', W 77° 9.476'

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Although individual marksmen had been employed during previous conflicts, World War One brought the sniper into the modern age of battle. Armed with a rifle fitted with magnifying optical scopes, snipers were used to return limited offensive operations through harassing fire in the tactical deadlock of trench warfare. Most American snipers were armed with a 1903 Springfield rifle fitted with a Warner-Swasey Telescopic Musket Sight, Model of 1908-13 which offered magnification power of approximately double of what German sniper scoped offered at the time.

Private Graves, of the Second Squad, was on duty during the day as a sniper. He had a specially prepared and camouflaged nest. Where he could observe the enemy trenches. We heard him fire occasionally, of course, if the enemy had located his nest they would have blasted it with artillery fire... Snipers on both sides kept a constant watch for anyone who exposed himself.
Private Donald D. Kyler
HM NumberHM1YU6
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
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Date Added Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316347 N 4452897
Decimal Degrees40.20638333, -77.15793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.383', W 77° 9.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 22.98" N, 77° 9' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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