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Brief History

This unit mustered in between September 9, 1861 and December 10, 1861.  Three companies were organized and reassigned to Berdan's United States Sharpshooters. [1]

Companies

  • 1st Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters

Mustered into United States service September 9, 1861. Assigned to 1st Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "E".

Company E - many men from Merrimack County and Sullivan County - AGR roster, page 725. (AGR refers to the Adjuctant General's Report found at Internet Archive)
1st U.S. Sharpshooter Volunteer Regiment, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), Wikipedia
First Company New Hampshire Sharpshooter Roster, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). This roster is a work in progress.
  • 2nd Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters

Mustered in November 28, 1861 and assigned to 2nd Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "F".  Transferred to the 5th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry on February 20, 1865.

Company F- many men from Merrimack County, Cheshire County, Grafton County, Rockingham County and Hillsborough County - AGR roster, page 730. (AGR refers to the Adjuctant General's Report found at Internet Archive)
Company G - many men from Hillsborourgh County, Merrimack County and other various counties - AGR roster, page 734.
2nd U.S. Sharpshooter Volunteer Regiment, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), Wikipedia
Second Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters Roster, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). This is a work in progress.
  • 3rd Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters

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

Mustered in December 10, 1861. Assigned to the 2nd Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "G" Transferred to the 5th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry on February 20, 1865.

Third Company - many men from Merrimack County and other various counties- AGR roster, page 738. (AGR refers to the Adjuctant General's Report found at Internet Archive.)
Third Company New Hampshire Sharpshooters Roster, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). This is a work in progress.
Berdan's Sharpshooters, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). First U.S. Sharpshooters - Company E - New Hampshire; Second U.S. Sharpshooters - Company F and G - New Hampshire

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Connecticut in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Connecticut in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Connecticut, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Footnote.com, (accessed 2 Apr 2011).  (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.

 

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