Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps
to the officers and men of
1st U.S. Sharpshooters.
2nd Brig. 1st Div. 3rd Corps.
on the morning of July 2, 1863.
and on Cemetery Ridge July 3.
Also on the skirmish line July 4.
Present for Duty 44.
1st U.S. Sharpshooters.
Organized in Vermont in 1861:
assigned to the 5th Corps in 1862.
to the 3rd Corps in 1863.
and to the 2nd Corps in 1864.
Yorktown. Antietam. Wilderness.
Hanover C.H. Fredericksburg. Todd's Tavern.
Mechanicsville. Chancellorsville. Spottsylvania.
Gaines' Mill. Gettysburg. Cold Harbor.
Malvern Hill. Kelly's Ford. Petersburg.
Second Bull Run. Locust Grove. Weldon R.R.
And many other minor engagements.
Total number of men enlisted. 177.
Killed. 32. Wounded. 45. Total. 77.
Erected 1889 by State of Vermont.
Location. 39° 48.489′ N, 77° 15.427′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Berdan Avenue and West Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in the Pitzer's Woods section, 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. 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilcox's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Anderson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Berdan's Sharpshooters. Company F was part of the special regiments formed by Hiram Berdan in 1862, utilizing expert marksmen. The Sharpshooters were intended to be employed similarly to modern day snipers. However, in operation, the regiments were often detailed as skirmishers. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Pitzer's Woods. National Park Service virtual tour (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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