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1st Battalion Maine Sharpshooters

Organized at Augusta from October 27 to December 29, 1864. Companies "A" and "B" left state for City Point, Virginia November 12, 1864. Assigned to duty at that point until January, 1865. Company "C" organized November 29, 1864. Moved to Galloupe's Island, Boston Harbor, then moved to City Point, Virginia January 1-5, 1865. Company "D" organized December 2, Company "E" organized November 28, and Company "F" organized Dec 29, 1864. All moved to City Point, Virginia to join the other companies. Ordered to the Petersburg front and attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac January-June 1865.

Battles:

Siege of Petersburg                                 January 5-April 2, 1865
Dabney's Mills                                      February 6, 1865
Hatcher's Run                                       February 7, 1865
Fort Steedman                                       March 25, 1865
Appomattox Campaign                                 March 28-April 9, 1865
White Oak Road                                      March 29, 1865
Quaker Road                                         March 30, 1865
Boydton Road                                        March 30-31, 1865
Five Forks                                          April 1, 1865
Amelia Court House                                  April 5, 1865
High Bridge                                         April 6, 1865
Appomattox Court House                              April 9, 1865
Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia          April 9, 1865

Post Surrender Activities:

Moved to Washington                           May 2-12, 1865
Grand Review                                  May 23, 1865
Transferred to the 20th Maine Infantry        June 21, 1865


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