I found this neat little compilation of letters and documents today while searcing online for "new" Sharpshooter stuff. On the left-hand side of the page below you will find various media available for you to view the grouping.http://www.archive.org/details/civilwarlettersd00peet
Frederick Peet enlisted in the 7th New York State Militia on April 17th 1861, and was mustered into Company H of the same on April 26th, 1861. He was mustered out on June 3rd, 1861. After his stay in the 7th N.Y.S.M., and during a period of trying to get a commission in the U.S. Marines, Peet was commissioned into Company H, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters on October 24th, 1861 as a second lieutenant. He was shot through the lungs on June 30th, 1862, at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, and captured on the same day along with two other men from his company who had bore him to a field hospital. Despite accounts from surviving members of his company as well as Colonel Berdan (who, according to the grouping above, claimed that he had "died in terrible agony"), Peet recovered after being parolled by the Confederates. He later joined the U.S. Marines.
Plenty of good stuff in there including verification of many previously published tidbits about Yorktown (black CS soldiers, mines buried by rebels, etc.). The most compelling, in my opinion, is mention of company officers taking turns commanding the regiment during drill, Peet's uniform/clothing in Camp of Instruction and in the field, his use of target and Sharps rifles, and his practicing to play the bugle "should anything happen to the buglers!"
_________________Brian WhiteWambaugh, White, & Companyhttp://www.wwandcompany.com
Randolph Mess, U.S. Sharpshooters