Capt. Isaac N. Mudgett
, transferred by S. O. 250, W. D., Oct. 21st, 1864.
Lieut. Geo. M. Ritchie
, promoted from Quartermaster Sergeant
, Oct. 21.
Lieut. J. Frederick Aytoun
, promoted from Sergeant
Lieut. Ed. N. Schoff
, promoted from hospital steward, Oct. 21, 1864.
Gain: October 21, 1864.
First Andrew Sharpshooters, consolidated with Nineteenth Massachusetts, by S. O. 289, W. D., A. G. O.
The regiment was, on the 1st of November, ordered up to the front to form part of the garrison of Fort Steadman and Battery 10, the most important works on the line, and in close proximity (270 yards) to the enemy's. The regiment remained there during the month of November, which was very rainy.
Picket duty was very hard, and, as was the custom, one-third of the men were always under arms.
The life was somewhat exciting.
The officers living in tents, while all the others lived in bomb proofs, had more than their share of the risks.
Their tents were never disturbed by a shell