How do I link to an issue in a milestone?

I am creating a milestone in my project and I’d like to link to the core set of issues for that milestone. My problem is that I cannot seem to link the text to the issue created. For example, let’s say I had issues 1, 2 and 3 and I wanted to list them out.

What I thought would work:

* [Issue 1](#1)
* [Issue 2](#2)
* [Issue 3](#3)

But, what I ended up doing:

* Issue 1 - #1
* Issue 2 - #2
* Issue 3 - #3

Is there any way to do it more like the first code snip?