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First Michigan Sharpshooters.

Christ's Brigade — Willcox's Division--Ninth Corps.

(1) Col. Charles V. Deland; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (2) Col. Asahel W. Nichols.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2   2   2 2 15
Company A 1 15 16   15 15 108
  B   18 18   13 13 111
  C   11 11   19 19 109
  D   12 12   15 15 113
  E   10 10   14 14 102
  F 1 10 11   14 14 102
  G 1 10 11   18 18 112
  H   13 13   21 21 103
  I   13 13   15 15 104
  K 1 19 20   19 19 122
Totals 6 131 137   165 165 1,101

137 killed == 12.4 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 491; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 51

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Wilderness, Va. 9 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 17
Spotsylvania, Va., May 9 4 Weldon Railroad, Va. 1
Spotsylvania, Va., May 12 48 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 2
North Anna, Va. 4 Petersburg, (March 29, 1865) 2
Cold Harbor, Va. 2 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 4
Petersburg Assault, Va. 36 Place unknown 2
Mine Explosion, Va. 6    

Present, also, at Pierceville, Ind.; Totopotomoy; Bethesda Church; Pegram Farm; Hatcher's Run; Fort Stedman.

notes.--Recruiting for this regiment began in the fall of 1862, and on July 7, 1863, six companies were mustered in. These six companies were immediately ordered to Indiana, where they took an active part in checking the advance of Morgan's Raid, after which they returned to the rendezvous at Dearborn, Mich., where the remaining four companies were soon afterwards recruited. It was ordered to Chicago in August, and placed on guard over the Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglass. It joined the Army of the Potomac in March, 1864, at Annapolis, Md., where it was assigned to Christ's (2d) Brigade, Willcox's (3d) Division. The regiment encountered hard fighting at Spotsylvania, its losses in the action of May 12th amounting to 34 killed, 117 wounded, and 3 missing, Major John Piper being among the killed. Another bloody contest occurred at the assault on Petersburg, June 17th, where, under command of Major Levant C. Rhines, the regiment took a prominent and meritorious part; its loss in that action was 75 killed and wounded, besides 81 missing, many of whom were killed or disabled; Major Rhines was killed in this action. The regiment was then transferred to the First Division, in which it afterwards remained. Upon the fall of Petersburg, the regiment — then in Ely's Brigade — was the first to enter the city, its flag appearing on the Court House, April 3, 1865, at 4.28 A. M. A few minutes later, the colors of the Second Michigan, of the same brigade, were unfurled from the Custom House.

One company in this regiment was composed of Indians, who distinguished themselves in action by their coolness and efficient markmanship.

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