2nd Company, Massachusetts Sharpshooters

The 2nd Company, Massachusetts Sharpshooters was organized at Lynnfield September 3, 1861,and was mustered out October 17, 1864. The Company lost during service 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

Originally formed for Colonel Hiram Berdan’s sharpshooter regiments, the two companies of Massachusetts sharpshooters remained as state troops when told that they would lose the state enlistment bounty by joining Berdan’s Federal regiments.

The two companies of Sharp Shooters were nominally independent, although each operated with a Massachusetts regiment. The 2nd Company operated with the 22nd Massachusetts Regiment.

The monument to the 2nd Company of Massachusetts Sharpshooters is south of Gettysburg on the south side of the Loop of Sickles Avenue. (39.797014° N, 77.246365° W; Google map; Monument map: Sickles Ave. at the Rose Woods)
Monument to the Massachusetts 2nd Sharphooters Company at Gettysburg

Attached to the 22 Massachusetts Infantry SERVICE:
The composite roster of this unit contains the names of 187 men.



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