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2nd US Sharpshooters, Company D
in the Civil War

Regimental History
Company D, Second U. S. Sharpshooters — This company was organized at Augusta, Nov. 2, 1861, to serve for three years. The secretary of war had requested the governor to contribute a company of rifle sharpshooters to the general government and the men were selected with great care. James D. Fessenden of Portland superintended the formation of the company, and went out as captain. It left the state for Washington Nov. 13, 1861, and was assigned to Col. Berdan's regiment, the 2nd U. S. sharpshooters, until Feb. 18, 1865, when the surviving reenlisted members thereof were transferred to the 17th Me. infantry (q. v.). During its term of service it shared in many important battles and skirmishes, including the second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and all the battles of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac in 1864.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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