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1st Maine Sharpshooters
in the Civil War

Regimental History
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

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