|If this website has been useful to you, please consider
making a Donation.
Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do
more research. Thank you for your support!
1st U S
|First U. S. Sharpshooters. Col., Hiram Berdan; Lieut. -Cols.,
Caspar Trepp, George G. Hastings; Majs., George G. Hastings, John Wilson, William S.
Rowland. This regiment, known as Berdan's Sharpshooters, was recruited by Col. Berdan in
the summer of 1861. New York furnished four of its companies A, B, D and H
and afterward a large number of recruits. Co. A, recruited in New York city and commanded
by Capt. Caspar Trepp, was there mustered into the U. S. service Sept. 3 to Nov. 29, 1861,
for three years; Co. B, Capt. Stephen Martin, was recruited at Albany, New York city, and
Penn Yan, organized at Albany and there mustered into the U. S. service Nov. 29, 1861; Co.
D, Capt. Geo. S. Tuckerman, recruited at New Berlin, Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Richfield
Springs, Milford, Deerfield, Norway and Mexico, and Co. H, Capt. George G. Hastings,
recruited at New York city, were both mustered in on Nov. 29, 1861. The regiment served
with the Army of the Potomac, in detachments and also as one organization, in the 2nd, 3d,
and 5th corps. Co. A was mustered out before Petersburg, Aug. 19, 1864; Co. D on Aug. 28
and Dec. 31. The regiment was consolidated with the 2nd U. S. sharpshooters, and in Feb.,
1865, the men from New York were assigned to the 124th N. Y. infantry. Of the officers and
men furnished by New York, 3 officers and 33 men were killed and mortally wounded, and 30
men died of disease and other causes, a total of 66.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2