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Time Periods => The American Civil War => Union Area => Topic started by: 1stUSSScoH on December 16, 2010, 11:46:40 AM
We portray the average soldier fighting in one of Berdan's Regiments of Sharpshooters during the Civil War. These soldiers were hand picked for their ability to shoot with a high degree of accuracy. They were specially equipped with dark green clothing during the summer and grey overcoats and caps during the winter to better blend in with the surroundings. The 1st Regiment fought in most major battles along with the 1st Corps through 1864. They were so decimated by casualties that at the start of the Wilderness Campaign, there were less then 200 men left in the entire regiment, and none of the original Field Grade officers remained. Company H along with the rest of the Regiment would fold into the 2nd USSS after the Wilderness.
Today's Company H is primarily from Long Island, New York and is based out of the Smithtown Historical Society. Company H recruits members from the surrounding areas and reenacts mainly on the East Coast.
Company H is proud to be a member of the 2nd Regiment Federal Volunteer Brigade.
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