Company D, Second U. S. Sharpshooters

This Company was organized at Augusta, Me., Nov. 2d, 1861, to serve three years. They left the State Nov. 13th, with the 11th Regiment Me, Vols., and on their arrival at Washington, D. C., were attached to the 2d Regt. Of U. S. Sharpshooters as Co. D.

They were stationed at or near Washington until Mar. 19th, 1862, when they were assigned to Gen. King’s Division, then attached to McDowell’s Corps.

During the year 1862, they shared in many important skirmishes and actions. In the battles near Manassas, the advance to Sharpsburg, at Antietam and at Fredericksburg, their services were most effective.

Company D, Second U. S. Sharpshooters

This Company was organized at Augusta, Me., Nov. 2d, 1861, to serve three years.

They left the State Nov. 13th, with the 11th Regiment Me. Vols., and on their arrival at Washington, D. C., were attached to the 2d Regt. of U. S. Sharpshooters as Co. D.

They were stationed at or near Washington until Mar. 19th, 1862, when they were assigned to Gen. King’s Division, then attached to McDowell’s Corps. During the year 1862, they shared in many important skirmishes and actions.

In the battle’s near Manassas, the advance to Sharpsburg, at Antietam and at Fredericksburg, their services were most effective.

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On the 15th of Dec., they re-crossed the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, and went into camp near Stoneman’s Station, Va., where they remained until April 28th, 1863, when they advanced towards Fredericksburg.

Crossing the Rappahannock on May 1st, they participated in the engagement at Chancellorsville on the next day, and retreated across the River on the 5th.

On the first of June, they proceeded towards Pennsylvania and took a prominent part in the battle of Gettysburg on the 2d and 3d of July, after which they re-crossed into Virginia and encamped on the 1st of Dec. near Brandy Station, where on the 31st, all of the men present re-enlisted for an additional term of three years, and on the 6th of January, 1864, left for Maine, having been granted a furlough of 30 days.

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They reassembled at Augusta and there remained until the 24th of Feb. On the latter day they left for the front, and re-joined their regiment at Brandy Station, Va., on the 1st of March.

They remained attached to the 2d Regiment U. S. Sharpshooters, participating in all of the actions and movements in which that regiment was engaged, until the 18th of Feb., 1865, when, in accordance with the War Department Special Order No. 47, of Jan. 30th, 1865, the company was transferred to and consolidated with the several companies of the 17th Regiment Infantry Maine Volunteers.