|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!
in the Civil War
|First Sharpshooters. Lieut.-Col., Jacob McClure. This regiment was
composed of six companies, and was organized at Augusta, from Oct. 27 to Dec. 29, 1864, to
serve one and three years, and was consolidated with the 20th Me. infantry, June 21, 1865.
Cos. A and B left for the front Nov. 12, 1864, and were assigned to the defenses at City
Point, Va. Cos. C, D, E and F left Augusta on Dec. 7 and Dec. 30 and proceeded to
Galloupe's island in Boston harbor, where they remained until Jan. 1, 1865, when they were
ordered to City Point. They joined the two companies already there on the 5th, and
remained until the 21st, when the war department decided there was no authority for such a
regiment. The lieutenant-colonel commanding was mustered out of service, the command was
ordered to report to the 5th army corps and joined the 20th Me. infantry on June 21.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1