1st United States Sharpshooters
(Berdan's)


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West Confederate Avenue, Seminary Ridge, in the Pitzer's Woods

Front

1st U. S. Sharpshooters
(Berdan's)
2d Brig. 1st Div 3d Corps.

Right

One Hundred Sharp Shooters
reconnoitered to this spot
about 12. M. July 2d 1863,
losing here ninteen men.
They first developed
the enemy's threatened attack
upon our left and rear.
July 3d. The Regiment supported
Batteries along Cemetery Ridge.
On the 4th it picketed
and skirmished near the
Peach Orchard.
Killed 6, Wounded 37,
Captured 6. Total 43.

Rear

This monument
is dedicated to
the BRAVE MEN
of this Command
who fell at
Gettysburg.

Left

This Regiment
was recruited in 1861,
from
Five Northern States
and had
Four New York Companies,
("A", "B", "D", and "H".).
Served in
3rd, 5th and 2nd Corps
Participated in
Forth-three battles
and skirmishes.
From Yorktown (1862)
to Appomattox (1865).

Companies "A," "D" and "H" organized at New York City, and Company "B" at Albany, N.Y. Mustered in at Washington, D.C., November 29, 1861. (See 1st United States Sharpshooters for service.) Company "A" mustered out August 19, 1864. Company "D" mustered out August 28, 1864. Veterans and Recruits to Companies "I" and "K" November 22, 1864. Veterans of Company "H" to Company "D" September 16, 1864. Regiment consolidated with 2nd United States Sharpshooters December 31, 1864. Veterans and Recruits of these Companies transferred to 124th New York Infantry February 28, 1865.

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