- Michigan sharpshooter units of the American Civil War
Michigan Sharpshooter Units of the American Civil War
The State of Michigan raised a number of battalion and company-sized specialist sharpshooter units in addition to the 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters.
Hall's Independent Battalion Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters
Hall's Battalion was organized at Marshall, Michigan between August 27 and November 2, 1864. The battalion was attached to the 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was amalgamated with it on April 10, 1865.
Brady's Independent Company Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters
Dygert's Independent Company Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters
Brady's Company was organized in February 1862. The company was attached to the 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Jardine's Independent Company Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters
United States Sharpshooters
Western Sharpshooters Regiment
Company "D" of the Western Sharpshooters Regiment was raised in Michigan. The Western Sharpshooters were the Western Theater counterpart to "Berdan's" 1st and 2nd U.S.V.S.S. which operated in the Army of the Potomac. The regiment, which was repeatedly renamed, was in continual service from Nov 23, 1861 to July 7, 1865. Major John Piper, of the 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters, was originally a member of Company "D" (WSS), but resigned in 1863 to take a position in the new Michigan sharpshooter regiment. A veteran of Company D ("The Michigan Boys"), Sergeant Lorenzo A. Barker, wrote the only history of the regiment, "With the Western Sharpshooters", published in 1905. Barker's manuscript diary is located in the Historical Manuscript collection of the Michigan Historical Museum where his engraved Henry Repeating Rifle is also preserved
- ^ Designation at muster-in: "Birge's Western Sharpshooters". Redesignated "Western Sharpshooters-14th Missouri Volunteers" in April 1862. Redesignated as "66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Western Sharpshooters)" in December, 1862.
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