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Berdan Sharpshooters Skirmishing across an open field

Mustered into United States service September 9, 1861. Left State for Weehawken, N.J., September 11, and there assigned to  1st Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "E."

1st Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters 

Companies "A," "D" and "H" organized at New York City September, 1861; Company "B" at Albany, N.Y., September, 1861; Company "C" in Michigan August 21, 1861; Company "E" in New Hampshire September 9, 1861; Company "F" in Vermont September 13, 1861; Company "G" in Wisconsin September 19, 1861; Company "I" in Michigan March 4, 1862, and Company "K" in Michigan March 30, 1862. Most of Regiment concentrated at Weehawken, N.J., September, 1861, and moved to Washington, D.C., September 24-25. 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, D. C., until March, 1862. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 22. Advance on Yorktown April 1-5. Great Bethel and Howard's Bridge April 4. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House April 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Turkey Bridge, White Oak Swamp, June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Centreville August 15-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown Ford, September 19. Movement to Falmouth October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richard's and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House 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 June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to December 31, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 28-29. Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Company "A" mustered out August 19, Company "D" mustered out August 28, 1864. Veterans and Recruits assigned to Companies "I" and "K." Veterans of Company "H" to Company "D" September 15. Regiment consolidated with 2nd Regiment Sharpshooters December 31, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 143 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 128 Enlisted men by disease. Total 282.

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3);transcribed by Fred Kunchick

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Post and Read Queries  ~~~  Post and Read Records



William H. GIBBS,  1st Lieut, Hanover; appointed 2nd Lieut. Sept. 6, 1861; 1st Lieut. Dec. 20, 1861; discharged Aug. 31, 1862.

Source #2

Samuel Adams CLARK, Private; enlisted August 22, 1861 in Concord under the command of Capt. William P. Austin.; wounded on August 30, 1862 at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run in Virginia which resulted in his right leg being amputated above the knee. He was honorably discharged on January 31, 1863 in Washington DC and returned to Franklin.

Bonnie Knott her records from National Archives

Levi H. LEET, resided Manchester, NH.

Source #1
George A. MARDEN, Private, enlisted first in 3rd Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters Dec 10 1861; credited to Mont Vernon, Hillsborough; appointed 3d Sergeant on organization of the Company; appointed Quartermaster of First Regiment Berdan's U.S. Sharpshooters July, 1862, died Lowell, MA., Dec. 19, 1906. Source #1
Stephen RAND Jr., Hanover; enlisted Aug. 15, 1861; discharged disabled April 13, 1863; vol. officer U. S. N.; appointed acting 3rd Asst. Eng. Dec. 17, 1864; served on Merrimac and Tioga; discharged Aug. 8, 1869; appointed asst. paymaster reg. service Aug. 12, 1869; passed asst. paymaster April 30, 1874; paymaster July 31, 1884-1909; retired rank Rear Admiral 1911; d. July 12, 1915. Source #2
Charles P. SHEPARD Source #1


  1. The History of Hillsborough, New Hampshire (1885); transcribed by Fred Kunchick
  2. A History of the Town of Hanover, N.H. Lord, John King, The Dartmouth Press. New Hampshire. 1828. transcribed by Fred Kunchick

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