Minnesota 2nd Company Sharpshooters



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Minnesota 2nd Company Sharpshooters was organized at St. Paul, Minn., November 23, 1861, to March 17, 1862, and mustered in March 20, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 21-26, 1862, thence to Virginia Peninsula May 3-5. Attached to 1st U. S. Sharpshooters as Company "I" until May 30, 1862. Assigned to duty with 1st Minnesota Infantry, May 30 to November 23, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

SERVICE:

New Bridge May 24, 1862. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Joined 1st Minnesota Infantry June 3. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard, Allen's Farm, and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Moved to Alexandria August 16-28, thence march to Centerville August 30. Cover Pope's retreat to Washington, D.C., September 1-2. Near Chantilly and Flint Hill September 1. Vienna September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. March up Loudoun Valley and to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Haymarket June 25. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. At Kelly's Ford, Va., July 31-August 15. Detached for duty in New York during draft disturbances August 15-September 16. Rejoined Brigade, near Culpeper, Va., September 16. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. At Kelly's Ford until November 26. Detailed November 23, 1863, as provost guard at Headquarters of 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Camp at Stevensburg until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21; North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Movement to Petersburg June 12-15. Assault on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to March 19, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Battle of Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-11. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Mustered out March 19, 1865. Veterans transferred to 1st Minnesota Battalion Infantry.

ROSTERS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. E491D992. A concise summary of each regiment's service.

Fridley, Russell, editor. Charles E. Flandrau and the Defense of New Ulm. New Ulm, MN: Brown County Historical Society, 1962. 62 p. F6l4N4F7.

Jennison, Samuel P. "The Illusions of a Soldier." In Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle (MOLLUS, MN, Vol. 1). St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Book & Stationary Co, 1887. pp. 369-80 (7 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v26.

Jorgenson, Wayne. “Minnesota in the Civil War: A Photographic Legacy.” Military Images (May/Jun 2008): p. 29. Per.

Minnesota. Board of Commissioners on Publication of History of Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Vol. 1. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. Unit history and roster.

Wakefield, Larry. "Volunteer's Tour of Duty." [Henry McConnell] Military History (Apr l989): pp. 42-49 (8 photocopied pages). Per.

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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