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First Regiment Sharpshooters

This Regiment, composed of six companies, was organized at Augusta, Me., to serve one and three years.

Companies A and B were sent to the field Nov. 12th, 1864, and on their arrival at City Point, Va., assigned to the defenses.

Meanwhile, authority was given to raise companies C, D, E. and F., which were organized Nov. 29th, Dec. 2d, Nov. 28th, and Dec. 29th, respectively.

Leaving Camp Coburn, Augusta, on Dec. 7th and 30th, they proceeded to Galloupe's Island, Boston Harbor, where they remained until Jan. 1st, 1865, when they were ordered to City Point.

First Regiment Sharpshooters - 2

Arriving on the 5th, they immediately joined the two companies already at that place, and remained until the 21st, when it was discovered by the War Department that no authority existed for such a regimental organization, and accordingly the Lieut. Colonel commanding was mustered out of service. The command was then ordered to report to the 1st Army Corps, and on June 21st, the several companies were consolidated with the 20th Maine Infantry.