Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina

June 11 The 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was mustered into Confederate service for 12 months at Garysburg, Northampton County as 5th Infantry Regiment Volunteers. The field officers were Colonel Robert M. McKinney, Lieutenant Colonel Ross R. Ihrie and Major William F. Green.
May 22 Lieutenant Henry A. Dowd was promoted to Adjutant.
November 14 Redesignated 15th Infantry Regiment
Ordered to Yorktown, Virginia and assigned to Cobb’s Brigade
April The regiment mustered 532 men
April 16
Battle of Lee’s Mill

Colonel McKinney was killed.

May 2 The regiment was reorganized. Adjutant Dowd was elected colonel, Captain William MacRae of Company B to lieutenant colonel, and Captain William Yarborough of Company L was elected major. Assigned to Cobb’s Brigade of Magruder’s Division.
July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 21 killed and 110 wounded. Colonel Dowd was wounded, and Lt. Colonel William MacRae took command.

July 3 Assigned to Cobb’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division of the Army of Northern Virginia.
July 4 Companies L and M became transferred to 32nd North Carolina Infantry as Companies K and I
September Maryland Campaign.
September 15
Battle of Crampton’s Gap (South Mountain)

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William McRae. The regiment lost 11 killed, 48 wounded and 124 missing out of 402 men engaged. The regiment is honored on the North Carolina monument there.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment lost 3 killed, 52 wounded and 8 missing of 133 men engaged

From the War Department marker for Cobb’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Cobb’s Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee’s Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes’ and portions of Garland’s and Colquitt’s Brigades, participated in the engagement with French’s Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill’s Division and George T. Anderson’s Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson’s Division.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 121 men

Transferred to Cooke’s North Carolina Brigade.
January 9 Company D exchanged for Company B of the 49th South Carolina
January Moved to Charleston and Savannah
February 27 Colonel Dowd resigned due to his wound from Malvern Hill. Lieutenant Colonel MacRae was promoted to colonel, Major Yarborough to lieutenant colonel, and Captain Gray W. Hammond of Company K to major.
July Returned to Virginia and served in the Richmond area
Bristoe Station

The regiment lost 101 men

May 5
Battle of the Wilderness
May 10-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
November 4 Colonel William MacRae was promomted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Yarborough was promoted to colonel, Major Gray to lieutenant colonel and Captain Robert P. Jerome of Company B to major.
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment surrendered 16 officers and 122 enlisted men