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First Company Sharpshooters Massachusetts Infantry.

(1) Capt. John Saunders.

(2) Capt. William Plumer.

(3) Capt. Isaac N. Mudgett.

Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.
Number on rolls,11257268Killed and died of wounds,31619
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in company,77Died by accident or disease,1616
Died as prisoners,33
Actual total of members of company,11250261Totals,33740

Casualties by Engagements.

1862.May 18, Spotsylvania, Va.,11
Sept. 17, Antietam, Md.,2810
May 31, Jones Farm, Va.,11
1863.June 3, Cold Harbor, Va.,11
July 2-3, Gettysburg, Pa.,33
June 18, Petersburg, Va.,11
May 12, Wilderness, Va.,11Sept. 28, Petersburg, Va.,11

The 1st Company Sharpshooters, known as the Andrew Sharpshooters, numbering 98 men, under Capt. John Saunders, was organized in camp at Lynnfield, Mass., in August, 1861, and was mustered and left the State September 3. It was assigned to General Lander's Brigade, located near Poolsville, Md., and met the enemy in a skirmish at Edward's Ferry, October 1 and 2. The company remained on the Upper Potomac with General Lander until his death in March, 1862, and, after serving for a time under General Shields, was attached to the 15th Mass. Infantry, then engaged at the siege of Yorktown, and served with it until the spring of 1863, sharing in the peninsular campaign, and losing heavily in the charge at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, where Captain Saunders and First Lieutenant Berry were killed. Second Lieutenant Martin took command of the company after the battle until the arrival of Capt. William Plumer from Massachusetts with forty recruits, Dec. 9, 1862. On April 17, 1863, the company was attached to the 2d Division, 2d Corps, and served with it at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. About the 11th of August it was ordered to join the 20th Mass. Infantry, and, serving under First Sergeant Gilbreth, took active part at the battle of Bristoe Station, October 14, and engaged afterward in the Mine Run Campaign. It served with the 20th Regiment during the Wilderness Campaign, and lost its commanding officer, Lieutenant Gilbreth, at Petersburg, June 18. Soon afterward those who remained of the company were attached to the 19th Mass. Infantry, and were identified with its members until their muster out of service at the close of the war.

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