Company E, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters
Companies F & G, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

The monument to the New Hampshire Sharpshooters is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue (39.808079° N, 77.23618° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue Part 2) It was dedicated in 1886 by the State of New Hampshire.

Col. Hiram Berdan’s two regiments of sharpshooters were unique in the Union army, using different uniforms, weapons, equipment and tactics from the “line units”. Although operating as United States Army units, each company within the regiments was formed of recruits from a single state. After the war the states (MaineMichigan, Minnesota, New HampshireNew York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin) erected monuments to their respective companies.

The 1st Regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel Berdan until he took command of the brigade. Lieutenant Colonel Casper Trepp then took over. The regiment brought 371 men to the field and lost 6 killed, 37 wounded and 6 missing.

The 2nd Regiment was commanded by Homer R. Stoughton. It brought 204 men to the field and lost 5 killed, 23 wounded and 15 missing.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 3C-1D

Monument to the New Hampshire Sharpshooters at Gettysburg

From the monument:

New Hampshire
Cos. E, 1st Reg, F & G, 2nd Reg.
Berdan’s U.S. Sharpshooters.
2d Brig, 1st Div, 3d Corps.
July 3, 1863