15th Massachusetts Infantry


 


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15th Massachusetts Infantry Antietam
East side of State Route 65, North of the Visitor Center

Here, September 17, 1862, the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, with the first company Andrew Sharpshooters attached, 606 men of all ranks, commanded by Lieut. Col. John W. Kimball, Gorman's Brigade. Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps, met and engaged troops of the Brigades of Semmes, Early and Barksdale. Within twenty minutes 330 had fallen, 75 killed and 255 wounded,
43 dying of wounds.

Killed
Co. B
Capt. Clark S. Simonds
Private John Campbell
" " Daniel Carpenter
Co. C

Capt. Richard Derby
Private Zadoc Batterson
" " Hiram A. Chambers
" " John Frazer
" " Charles E. Holbrook
" " John P. Larkin
" " George W.B. Sawyer

Co. D
Private Leander J. Owens
" " William S. Sholes
" " Charles H. Styles
" " George H. Thompson
Co. E
Sergt. Amos H. Shumway
Private John H. Curran
" " James H. Davis
" " Alexander Thompson
" " Conrad M. Tower
" " Charles H. Wheelock
Co. F

Sergt. Elisha F. Johnson
Corp'l William L. Blood
" " Joseph G. Fretts
" " John W. Heath
Private Henry R. Bliss
" " Shepard Brown
" " Benjamin Davis
" " John H. Hillman
" " Alfred L. Russell
" " James E. Sargent
" " Justus G. Wellington

Co. G
Private Arthur J. Andrews
" " Asa T. Bryant
" " Harrison J. Clisbee
" " Edward S. Johnson
" " Michael Dugan
" " Orin L. Davis
" " Benjamin R. Elliott
" " Charles J. Merriam
" " Charles J. Merriam
Co. H
Sergt. James B. Fletcher
Corpl. Henry A. Collar
Private Andrew Addision
" " Henry W. Ainsworth
" " O. W. Batchelder
" " Patrick Finnegan
" " Isaac E. Marshall
" " George N. Smith
" " Christopher Young
Co. I
1st Lieut. Frank S. Corbin
Private Henry L. Amidon
" " Lucis H. Briggs
" " George Butler
" " William S. Chapman
" " Charles G. Foster
" " Abram Sargent
" " George R. Stone
" " Mose Wood
Co. K
1st Sergt. Thomas Fernald
Private Adam N. Baker
" " E.R. Buffum
" " Thomas Kelley
" " James Shay
" " Joseph T. Smith
" " John L. Starrett
Andrew Sharpshooters, 1st Co.
Captain John Saunders
Lieut. William Berry
Sergt. John Q. Adams
" " George Whittemore
Corpl Richard A. Van Mall
Private Edwin T. Hills
" " Joseph S. Ingalls
" " Marcus M. Parmenter
" " Warren Snow
" " Martin V. Strong
 

Died of Wounds

Co. A Corpl Franklin Garner Oct. 6, 1862
Co. B Private George Adams Oct. 7, 1862
Co. C Sergt. Joseph P. Johnson Oct. 14, 1862
" " Private Harlow D. Getchell Oct. 14, 1862
" " " Thomas Hastings Sept. 20, 1862
" " " Waldo B. Maynard Sept. 24, 1862
" " " Robert R. Moses Oct. 5, 1862
" " " Charles E. Warren Oct. 2, 1862
" " " Leonard M. Towsley Sept. 27, 1862
Co. D Corpl. E.D. Jordan Sept. 26, 1862
" " Private Darney Cooney Sept. 25, 1862
" " " Silas D. Marsh Sept. 22, 1862
" " " Francis H. Noye's Sept. 20, 1862
" " " Melville Walker Sept. 29, 1862
Co. E Private Alfred W. Davis Sept. 22, 1862
" " " Edwin E. Rindge Oct. 21, 1862
Co. F Corpl William L. Adams Oct. 10, 1862
" " Private William H. Clark Oct. 1, 1862
" " " Albert W. Livermore Jan. 18, 1863
" " " Charles Perry Sept. 27, 1862
" " " William E. Vaneaver Nov. 1, 1862
Co. G 1st Lieut. Thomas J. Spurr Sept. 27, 1862
" " Sergt. Jonathan P. Stow Oct. 1, 1862
" " Private George Burns Nov. 15, 1862
" " " Francis H. Marble Nov. 26, 1862
" " " James Hughes Sept. 28, 1862
" " " Willie E. Morse Dec. 20, 1862
" " " Alfred Snow Oct. 18, 1862
" " " Charles L. Mitchell Oct. 24, 1862
Co. H Private Samuel Emerson Sept. 26, 1862
" " " Franklin L. Hayden Sept. 27, 1862
" " " Charles D. Smith Sept. 27, 1862
" " " Simon Sullivan Oct. 21, 1862
Co. I Sergt. Edwin L. Parmenter Oct. 15, 1862
" " Private Henry Butler Nov. 14, 1862
" " " Edward L. Day Sept. 20, 1862
" " " Henry Hathaway Sept. 20, 1862
" " " Thomas P. Munyan Oct. 17, 1862
" " " Godfried Reideman Sept. 30, 1862
" " " Alfred Tourtellotte Oct. 19, 1862
Co. K Private David Rodgers Dec. 27, 1862
" " " Francis F. Young Nov. 7, 1862
Andrews Sharpshooters
1st Co. Private Samuel D. Abbott Sept. 20, 1862


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Hancock Avenue, South of Copse of Trees Gettysburg

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A B C D E F G H I K

Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Band---Unassigned
 

Organized at Worcester and mustered in June 12, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 8-11. Attached to German's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864.

SERVICE.--At Camp Kalorama until August 25, 1861. March to Poolesville, Md., August 25-27. Picket and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac from Conrad's Ferry to Harrison's Island until October 20. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24. Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21. At Harper's Ferry and Bolivar Heights until March 7, 1862. At Charlestown until March 10. At Berryville until March 13. Movement toward Winchester and return to Bolivar Heights March 13-15. Moved to Fortress Monroe March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Alexandria August 15-28, and to Centreville August 29-30. Cover Pope's retreat August 31-September 1. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22 and duty there until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27. Morton's Ford February 6-7, 1864. Picketing Rapidan until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16-July 12. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Left the front July 12. Mustered out July 28, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 20th Massachusetts.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 227 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 121 Enlisted men by disease. Total 363.

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