1st United States Volunteer Sharpshooter Regiment
Active September 1861 to December 31, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Equipment Sharps Rifle
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsular Campaign
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 1st United States Volunteer Sharpshooter Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 1st U.S. Sharpshooters was raised as follows:

  • Companies "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K"
  • Companies "A", "D" and "H" were organized at New York City, New York in September 1861.
  • Company "B" was organized at Albany, New York in September 1861.
  • Company "C" in Michigan on August 21, 1861.
  • Company "E" in New Hampshire on September 9, 1861.
  • Company "F" in Vermont on September 13, 1861
  • Company "G" in Wisconsin on September 19, 1861.
  • Company "I" in Michigan on March 4, 1862.
  • Company "K" in Michigan on March 30, 1862.

The 1st and 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters were consolidated on December 31, 1864.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

Ten of the regiment's officers and 143 enlisted men were killed in action or motally wounded and 1 officer and 128 enlisted men died of disease, for a total of 282 casualities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unusvol.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.

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