Hiram BerdanColonel 1st Regiment US Sharpshooters
a native of Lebanon, New Hampshire, residinhg in New York City in the summer of 1861, raised the First Regiment of United States Sharpshooters. Company E of this Regiment was recruited from New Hampshire. The Second Regiment of United States Sharpshooters Companies F and G were from New Hampshire. This Regiment was under the command of Colonel Henry A. Post until late January 1863, when Colonel Berdan was given command of all sharpshooters, serving with distinction at Gettysburg.
Reference:New Hampshire Fights the Civil War Bedford Public Library
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