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Brian White's Sharpshooter Collection

This collection of Vermont Sharpshooters has been graciously contributed by Brian White, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Click on a name to display his photograph and record.

1st U.S.S.S. (Co. F)

Cross, Artemas Cassius

Domag, William J.

French, David W.

Griffin, Almon D.

Higgins, Clark H.

Hindes, Esbon Wiltsey

Holley, Franklin Sullivan

Kellogg, Lyman Seldon

Kinsman, Henry E.

Laflin, Peter

Leach, William H.

Mead, Carlos Eugene

Merriman, Charles D.

Morse, Calvin Jr.

Robinson, Edwin E.

Squires, George

Weston, Edmund Jr.

2nd U.S.S.S. (Co. E)

Gibbs, James R.

Hall, Henry Martyn

Hodge, Holden S.

Lamson, George C.

Minet, Exes

Newell, Luther B.

Norton, Seymour F.

Squier, Daniel Webster

Squier, Willard Harwood

Squires, George

Stoughton, Homer Richard

Sweetser, Francis D.

Thompson, DeAlgeroy

2nd U.S.S.S (Co. H)

Beach, Edgar A.

Buxton, Albert

Chase, George

Churchill, William H.

Clark, James Binney

Harrington, Elisha C.

Hart, Gilbert

Howard, Charles H.

Joslyn, Eugene E.

Maynard, James L.

Petrie, William H.

Pike, Lewis

Prindle, Gilbert Henry

Scribner, Grove S.

Shreve, William Price

Tower, George Rilely

He also share this link to an National Park Service article about the 2nd USSS at the battle of Gettysburg. If you have not seen it before, it is an excellent read and what I consider to be the best and most accurate telling of their July 2nd action near the Round Tops.

New Additions

Peter Laflin/Laughlin, Private, Co. F, 1st USSS, killed in action at Weldon Railroad 6/22/1864.

2nd USSS soldier

Elijah Harrington, Co. H 2nd USSS

2nd USSS soldier

This unidentified Vermont sharpshooter is a post-war print laminated to an interesting hollow stamped metal frame. A label on the back reads "For the salesman, hand painted medallions. Call C.A. Sanderson, Tel. 512-M, 48 Canal St. Brattleboro, Vermont" dating it to between 1907 and 1917 before Sanderson became an insurance salesman. I have not identified him yet. The original image would have been taken in the 2nd USSS camp near Falmouth between the spring and summer of 1862.

2nd USSS soldier

2nd USSS soldier

The soldier below is unidentified but the blurry cap in his hand looks to have a company H letter. The drooping scrub pine in the back appears in several other 2nd USSS photos dating to their stay in Falmouth, VA in the spring and summer 1862. No doubt a Vermont sharpshooter.

2nd USSS soldier

See also: Sharpshooters Monument, Pitzer's Woods, Gettysburg


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