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Sturgis Rifles

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Country  United States
Branch  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
Engagements  None
Sturgis Rifles
Active  May 6, 1861 to November 25, 1862

The Sturges' Rifles (also spelled Sturgis) was an infantry company that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The Sturges' Rifles were a company of Illinois militia sharpshooters mustered into Federal service on May 6, 1861. The company served as part of Major General George B. McClellan's headquarters bodyguard throughout his command. McClellan had been a member of the company prior to the war and outfitted them with the Sharps rifle, an expensive rifle not issued to regular infantrymen.

The company was mustered out on November 25, 1862.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment had one enlisted man die of disease, for a total of one fatality.

Commanders

  • Captain James Steel
  • References

    Sturgis Rifles Wikipedia


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