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United States Sharpshooters
Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium)

1st Regiment U. S. Sharpshooters, Company "F"

Organized at West Randolph September 13, 1861. Left State for Weehawken, N.J., September 14, thence to Washington, District of Columbia, September 25. Mustered in November 29, 1861. Served Unattached, Army of the Potomac, and Martindale's Brigade, Fitz John Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Unassigned, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to December, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, DC, until Mar., 1862. Moved to Fortress Monroe, VA, Mar. 22. Advance on Yorktown Apr. 1-5. Great Bethel and Howard's Bridge Apr. 4. Warwick Road Apr. 5. Siege of Yorktown Apr. 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Hanover C.H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C.H. Apr. 27-29. Seven days before Richmond Jun. 25-Jul. 1. Battles of Mechanicsville Jun. 26. Gaines' Mill Jun. 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station Jun. 29. Turkey Bridge, White Oak Swamp, Jun. 30. Malvern Hill Jul. 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until Aug. 15. Movement to Centreville Aug. 15-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern VA Aug. 28-Sep. 2. Battles of Groveton Aug. 29; Bull Run Aug. 30. Maryland Campaign Sep. 6-22. Battle of South Mountain Sep. 14. Battle of Antietam Sep. 16-17. Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown Ford, Sep. 19. Movement to Falmouth Oct. 29-Nov. 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richard's and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, Dec. 29-30. "Mud March" Jan. 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until Apr. Chancellorsville Campaign Apr. 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Campaign Jun. 11-Jul. 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Jul. 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, VA, Jul. 5-24. Wapping Heights, VA, Jul. 23. Bristoe Campaign Oct. 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe Oct. 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock Nov. 7-8. Kelly's Ford Nov. 7. Mine Run Campaign Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Payne's Farm Nov. 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan Feb. 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-Jun. 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanovertown May 30-31. Cold Harbor Jun. 1-12. Before Petersburg Jun. 16-19. Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16 to Dec. 31, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, Jun. 22-23. Demonstration north of the James Jul. 27-29. Deep Bottom Jul. 28-29. Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom Aug. 13-20. Strawberry Plains Aug. 14-18. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad Dec. 7-12. Regiment consolidated with 2nd Regiment Sharpshooters Dec. 31, 1864.

Company lost during service: 30 men killed and mortally wounded, 2 died in prison and 13 died from disease. Total 45.

2nd Regiment U. S. Sharpshooters, Company "E"

Organized at West Randolph and mustered in November 9, 1861 Left State for Washington, District of Columbia, November 25, 1861, and duty in the Defenses of that city until April, 1862. Attached to Augur's Brigade, King's 1st Division, McDowell's 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, March to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, King's Division, Department of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to February, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Bristoe Station, VA, Apr. 5-6; thence to Falmouth, VA, Apr. 15-19. Duty at Falmouth until May 25. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson Jun. 1-21. Duty at Falmouth until Aug. Blackburn's Ford Jul. 19. Reconnaissance to Orange C.H. Jul. 24-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern VA Aug. 16-Sep. 2. Fords of the Rappahannock Aug. 21-23. Sulphur Springs Aug. 26. Battles of Groveton Aug. 29; Bull Run Aug. 30. Maryland Campaign Sep. 6-22. Battles of South Mountain Sep. 14; Antietam Sep. 16-17. Camp near Sharpsburg until Oct. 29. Movement to Falmouth, VA, Oct. 29-Nov. 17. Battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 12-15. "Mud March" Jan. 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until Apr. Chancellorsville Campaign Apr. 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Campaign Jun. 11-Jul. 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Jul. 1-3. Pursuit of Lee Jul. 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, VA, Jul. 23. Bristoe Campaign Oct. 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe Oct. 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock Nov. 7-8. Kelly's Ford Nov. 7. Brandy Station Nov. 8. Mine Run Campaign Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Payne's Farm Nov. 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan Feb. 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-Jun. 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor Jun. 1-12. Before Petersburg Jun. 16-19. Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16, 1864, to Feb. 20, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, Jun. 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James River Jul. 27-29. Deep Bottom Jul. 28-29. Demonstration north of the James Aug. 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Aug. 14-18. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad Dec. 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5-7, 1865. Discontinued Feb. 20, 1865. Company "E" transferred to 4th VT Infantry.

Company lost during service: 22 men killed and mortally wounded, 3 died in Confederate prisons, 1 died from accident and 13 died from disease. Total 39.

2nd Regiment U. S. Sharpshooters, Company "H"

Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in December 31, 1861. Left State for Washington, District of Columbia, December 31, 1861., and duty in the Defenses of that city until April, 1862. Attached to Augur's Brigade, King's 1st Division, McDowell's 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, March to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, King's Division, Department of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to February, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Bristoe Station, VA, Apr. 5-6; thence to Falmouth, VA, Apr. 15-19. Duty at Falmouth until May 25. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson Jun. 1-21. Duty at Falmouth until Aug. Blackburn's Ford Jul. 19. Reconnaissance to Orange C.H. Jul. 24-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern VA Aug. 16-Sep. 2. Fords of the Rappahannock Aug. 21-23. Sulphur Springs Aug. 26. Battles of Groveton Aug. 29; Bull Run Aug. 30. Maryland Campaign Sep. 6-22. Battles of South Mountain Sep. 14; Antietam Sep. 16-17. Camp near Sharpsburg until Oct. 29. Movement to Falmouth, VA, Oct. 29-Nov. 17. Battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 12-15. "Mud March" Jan. 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until Apr. Chancellorsville Campaign Apr. 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Campaign Jun. 11-Jul. 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Jul. 1-3. Pursuit of Lee Jul. 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, VA, Jul. 23. Bristoe Campaign Oct. 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe Oct. 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock Nov. 7-8. Kelly's Ford Nov. 7. Brandy Station Nov. 8. Mine Run Campaign Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Payne's Farm Nov. 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan Feb. 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-Jun. 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor Jun. 1-12. Before Petersburg Jun. 16-19. Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16, 1864, to Feb. 20, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, Jun. 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James River Jul. 27-29. Deep Bottom Jul. 28-29. Demonstration north of the James Aug. 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Aug. 14-18. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad Dec. 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5-7, 1865. Discontinued Feb. 20, 1865. Company "H" transfered to 4th VT Infantry.

Company lost during service: 18 men killed and mortally wounded, 3 died in Confederate prisons and 19 died from disease. Total 40.

See Dyer's Compendium for other units.