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Brief History

15th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
Was organized in May, 1861, with men from Richmond and Henrico and Hanover counties.
On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 69 officers and men. The field officers were Colonel Thomas P. August; Lieutenant Colonels James R. Crenshaw, Emmett M. Morrison, Thomas G. Peyton, and St. George Tucker; and Majors C.H. Clarke and John S. Walker.[1]



Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Company A ( Henrico Grays) - many men from Henrico County

Company B ( Virginia Life Guard) - many men from City of Richmond

Company C( Patrick Henry Rifles) - many men from Hanover County

Company D (Henrico Guard ) - many men from Henrico County

Company E (Ashland Grays) - many men from Hanover County

Company F ( Emmett Guard ) - many men from City of Richmond

Company G ( Southern Guard) -many men from Henrico County

Company H (Young Guard) - many men from City of Richmond

Company  I  (Hanover Grays) - many men from Hanover County

Company K (Marion Rifles) - many men from City of Richmond

The information above is from 15th Virginia Infantry, by Louis H. Manari.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Thomas, Joseph P. Memoirs of Joseph P. Thomas. Richmond, Va., 1919. FHL Fiche 6082852. Served in Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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