15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
15th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina. Its members were raised in the counties of Richland, Union, Lexington, Kershaw, Fairfield, and Williamsburg. After serving on James Island, the unit moved to Virginia and was assigned to General Drayton's, Kershaw's, Kennedy's, and Conner's Brigade  .
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.
- A Company - Richland
- B Company (Gist Guards) - Union
- C Company - Lexington
- D Company (Mount Tabor Company) - Kershaw and Union
- E Company (Monticello Guards) - Fairfield
- F Company - Union
- G Company (Williamsburg Riflemen) - Williamsburg
- H Company (Mount Tabor Company) - Union
- I Company (Dutch Fork Guards) - Lexington
- K Company
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
- Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
- The 15th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 7 Apr 2011). This regiment was a part of Kershaw's Brigade - This website includes historical sketches, Field and Staff, and a bibliography.
- Nichols, Wesley. Autobiography and Civil War recollections of Wesley Nichols, Leesville, S.C. (Leesville, S.C. : Twin-County News Print, 1915), 27 pages. Includes a description of activities of the 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment. Microfiche copy at FHL 6082645 and Other Libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).