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1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters

Andrew's Sharpshooters

 

—Unattached Massachusetts Volunteers —

 
1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters Monument
The relief on the monument features a sharpshooter aiming his scoped rifle from a standing position.
Inscription.
1st. Andrew
Sharp-shooters.
Unattached Mass. Vol.
in action
July 3rd. 4th. & 5th. 1863.
in different positions.

In God we put our trust.
But kept our powder dry.

 
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.819′ N, 77° 14.127′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located northeast of the Angle and High Water Mark area in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arnold's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Volunteer Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 99th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
Monuments Between the Angle and Zeigler's Grove image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Monuments Between the Angle and Zeigler's Grove
Several monuments stand along Hancock Avenue south of Zeigler's Grove. On the far side of the Avenue stand the monuments to Andrew's Sharpshooters and the 14th Connecticut. On the near side are monuments to Battery K, 1st New York Light Artillery and the 11th Independent Artillery Battery (the later was attached to the former during the battle).
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Company of Mass. Sharpshooters monuments and markers.
 
Also see . . .  15th Massachusetts Infantry. Web site providing details about the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. The 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters were originally to serve with Berdan's Sharpshooters, but due to changes in enlistments the two companies raised remained independent. Assigned to II Corps, the 1st Company was affiliated with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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