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United States Sharpshooters
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1861/09/13First Sharp Shooter Company 'rendezvoused at Randolph early in September, 1861, and on the 13th of that month were Mustered into the state service by Charles Dana.' (Ripley)
1861/09/18"The Vt. Company of United States Sharpshooters: This Company numbers 112 men and is under command of Captain Edward Weston Jr. a graduate of the Norwich Military School, who was selected by Governor Fairbanks for this responsible post. The men composing this company are all picked rifle-shots, and are worthy representatives of the Green Mountain State. They leave the encampment his afternoon at 5 o'clock for Washington." (New York Times)
1861/11/13Calvin Morse, Jr., Co. F, 1st USSS, was promoted Chief Bugler; he was later discharged for disability (West Fairlee Cemeteries)
1862/01/01William Y. W. Ripley, future Medal of Honor recipient, was commissioned Lieut. Col. of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, after serving in the 1st Vt. Inf.. (Medal of Honor)
1862/01/21Pvt Nathan B. Hammond, Co. F, 1st USSS, was discharged for disability; he died 10 Dec 1863, and is buried in Fairlee (Sharpshooters)
1862/03/20Ordered to report to Major-General Fitz John Porter, and move to Fortress Monroe and join McClellan's Army of the Potomac. (Peck)
1862/05/051st Sharpshooters, engaged or present at Williamsburg, Va. (Battles)
1862/06/30Lieutenant-Colonel William Y. W. Ripley, 1st USSS, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1862/09/19Private Cassius Peck, Co. F, 1st USSS, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/12/21The 3rd Sharpshooter Company, with its regiment, reenlisted as an organization. (Peck)
1863/12/21December 21, the company, with its regiment, reenlisted as an organization, and on January 7, 1864, these veterans having received furloughs started for home. February 23, returned to their camp near Culpeper with their bodies and their ranks both recruited, the company again numbering 100 men as when it first left Vt.. (Peck)
1864/01/07The 3rd Sharpshooter Company, having reenlisted and received furloughs, started for home. (Peck)
1864/02/23The Third Sharpshooter Company returned to their camp near Culpeper 'with their bodies and their ranks both recruited, the company again numbering 100 men as when it first left Vt..' (Peck)
1864/03/31Gay, Stillman O. Gay, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd USSS, died of disease. (Sharpshooters)
1864/12/23A small remnant of veterans and recruits remaining after Company F, 1st Sharpshooters was disbanded were transferred to Co. E, 2nd Sharpshooters (Dyer)
1942/07/13Brigham Buswell, Co. F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, died in Elma, WA (Last Vets)