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Grove S. Scribner
2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

Brian White's Sharpshooters Collection

These photographs of Vermont Sharpshooters have been graciously contributed by Brian White, of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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This soldier 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

The following soldier may be Lewis Pike or George S. Miller, both of Co. H, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters. Two identical prints are known, one signed Pike and other Miller.

2nd USSS soldier

Pike, Lewis
Age 23, Credited to Whitingham, VT

Service: enl 10/28/61, m/i 12/31/62, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd USSS, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 3/12/64, mwia, Wilderness, 5/6/64, d/wds 5/8/64 (occupation: farmer, 5' 5 3/4", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair)

Born: 1838, Whitingham, VT
Died 05/08/1864
Buried: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Miller, George S.
Age 25, Credited to Cavendish, VT

Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 10/28/61, m/i 12/31/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd USSS, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 1/1/61, tr to Co. H, 4th VT INF, 2/25/65, pr SGT 3/29/65, m/o 7/13/65 (occupation: mechanic, 5' 10", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair)

Born: 1836, Warren, NH
Died 01/07/1877
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

See also the 1st US Sharpshooters Monument at Pitzer's Woods, Gettysburg