Civil War-era targeting aids
Worn by snipers during the Civil War, these eyeglasses appear as sunglasses except for a small, unshaded circle over each pupil that allowed snipers to zero in on their target. Another unshaded slit at the left side of the left lens allowed the sniper to acquire his target.
Courtesy Texas Museum of Military History, San Antonio
Time Period: 1862 - 1865
This artifact is currently on view.