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1st U S Sharpshooters

Regimental History
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

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