The 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 232 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 131 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Salem Church, Virginia, on the New Jersey Brigade monument at Gettysburg, and by a monument on the Spotsylvania battlefield.
|July-August||Organized at Camp Fair Oaks, near Flemington, New Jersey. Companies A&G were recruited in Hunterdon, B&H in Warren, C&F in Morris, D, I&K in Sussex County, and E in Somerset.|
|August 25||Mustered in 925 officers and men for three years service under Colonel Samuel Fowler, Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Campbell and Major James M. Brown.|
|August 27||Left State for Washington, D.C.|
|September||At Tennallytown, D.C. Constructed Fort Kearny.|
|September 30||Moved to Frederick, Md. then to Bakerville, attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Major Brown was wounded.
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|January-April||Duty near Falmouth, Va.|
|February 26||Major Brown resigned.|
|March 6||Colonel Fowler resigned due to physical disability caused by severe typhoid fever. He would die in January of 1865.|
|April 10||William H. Penrose, Adjutant of the 3rd United States infantry, was transferred to the 15th New Jersey and promoted to colonel.|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
Battle of Maryes Heights (Second Fredericksburg)
Colonel Penrose took command of the brigade as senior colonel, and Lieutenant Colonel Campbell took command of the regiment.
From the monument at Salem Church:
May 3rd, 1863.
|May 4||Banks’ Ford|
|May 12||Captain Daniel R. Burrell of Company I, 7th New Jersey Infantry was transferred to the 15th New Jersey.|
|May 21||Major Burrell resigned.|
|May 24||Captain Lamber Boeman of Company A was promoted to major.|
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
|June 27||Colonel Penrose resumed command of the regiment.|
Commanded by Colonel William H. Penrose. It brought 441 men to the field and lost three wounded.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.|
|July 5||Fairfield, Pa.|
|July 10-13||At and near Funkstown, Md.|
|July-September||In camp near Warrenton|
|September 15||At Culpeper|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Rappahannock Station|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
|December-May||Duty at Brandy Station|
|May 3-June 15||Campaign from the Rapidan to the James|
|May 9||Colonel Penrose took command of the brigade as senior colonel after General Sedgwick was killed and several officers moved up the chain of command, leaving Lieutenant Colonel Campbell in command of the regiment.|
Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
The monument on the west side of the Mule Shoe states,
Erected by the State of New Jersey
Engaged, 429. Loss – 116 Killed; 153 Wounded; 38 Missing.
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|June 17-19||First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road|
|July 9-11||Moved to Washington, D.C.|
|July 11-12||Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the northern defenses of Washington, D.C.|
|July 14-23||Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap|
|July 17-18||Snicker’s Ferry|
|Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign|
|August 15||Cedar Creek|
Colonel Penrose and Lieutenant Colonel Campbell were both wounded in the arm, and Captain Ebenezer Davis of Company A was wounded. Major Boeman was killed temporarily commanding the 10th New Jersey Regiment.
|October-December||Duty in the Shenandoah Valley. Colonel Penrose returned to regimental command and Lieutenant Colonel Campbell was detailed to General Meade’s staff while recovering from his wound.|
|December||Moved to Washington, D.C. then to Petersburg, Va. and Siege of Petersburg|
|January 31||Captain Ebenezer Davis of Company A was promoted to major.|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run|
|February 26||Colonel Penrose took command of the brigade.|
|April 2||Assault and capture of Petersburg|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 23-27||March to Danville|
|May 18-June 3||March to Richmond, Va. then to Washington, D.C.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 22||Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Va.|