Adjutant and Inspector General Reports
The FIRST, SECOND and THIRD COMPANIES of SHARP SHOOTERS have served with the Army of the Potomac during the year, and have participated in all the engagements, which have occurred. No reports of the part taken by them in the several actions have been received; but they are understood to have fought bravely, and the number of their casualties shows, that they were in the most severe parts of the conflicts. THe utility of this arm of the service has been fully demonstrated, and it is to be hoped that means will be taken, at an early day, to fill these companies, now much depleted by the severity of their service, by the maximum.
Major Home R. Stoughton, formerly captain of the Second Company, and afterwards appointed Major of the Second Regiment United States' Sharp Shooters, to which the Second and Third Companies are attached, was appointed, by the Governor of this State, Lieut. Colonel of the regiment, June 24, 1863, and is in command of the regiment.
The following is the Roster of the Commissioned Officers of these companies, at the present time.
FIRST COMPANY OF SHARP SHOOTERS. Name and Rank Co. Date of Com. Former Rank. Captain, Ezbon W. Hindes, F May 15, 63 Serg. Co. F; 2 Lt Co F Aug. 2 62; 1 Lt Co. F Jan. 21, 1863. First Lieutenant, Charles D. Merriman, " May 15, 63 Corporal Co F; Sergeant Col F; 2 Lt Co F Jan. 21, 1863. Second Lieutenant, Henry E. Kinsman,, " May 15, 63 Sergeant Co. F.
SECOND COMPANY OF SHARP SHOOTERS. Name and Rank Co. Date of Com. Former Rank. Captain, Seymour F. Norton, E Sept 14 63 Serg. Co E; 2 Lt Co E March 15 62; 1 Lt Co E Sept. 17, 1862. First Lieutenant, John F. Law, " Sept 14 63 Serg. Co E; 2 Lt Co E Sept. 17, 1862. Second Lieutenant, "
Casualties reported since June 1, 1863.
Capt. Francis D. Sweetser, cashiered by sentence of Court Martial, Sept. 14, 1863.
THIRD COMPANY OF SHARP SHOOTERS. Name and Rank Co. Date of Com. Former Rank. Captain, Albert Buxton, H Dec 1, 1862 2 Lt Co. H Dec. 24, 1861. First Lieutenant, William P. Shreve, " Dec 1, 1862 Quarter Master Sergeant. Second Lieutenant, William Newell, " Dec 1, 1862. Sergeant Co. H.
The casualties among enlisted men, reported since Nov. 1, 1862, have been as follows:--
First Company, Died 9, Discharged 27.
Second Company, Died 8, Discharged 43.
Third Company, Died 12, Discharged 22.
The First Company, Sept. 15, 1863, numbered 75 officers and men, of whom 49 were on duty, 25 sick, and one absent without leave.
The Second Company, August 31, 1863, numbered 65 officers and men, of whome 38 were on duty, 26 sick, and 1 in arrest.
The Third Company, Sept. 15, 1863, numbered 51 officers and men, of whom 29 were on duty, 21 sick, and one absent with leave.
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