Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina


15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Volunteers”

1861
August 15 The 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized as the 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Volunteers near Ashville at Camp Clingman under the command of Colonel Thomas L. Clingman, Lieutenant Colonel St. Clair Dearing and Major Henry Middleton Rutledge.

Company A – Henderson County – Captain Balis M. Edney
Company B – Jackson County – Captain Thaddeus C. Bryson
Company C – Haywood County – Captain Samuel C. Bryson
Company D – Cherokee County – Captain John W. Francis
Company E – Transylvania County – Captain Francis W. Johnston
Company F – Haywood County – Captain Thomas C. Lenoir
Company G – Clay and Macon Counties – Captain William S. Grady
Company H – Buncombe and Henderson Counties – Captain Frederick Blake
Company I – Buncombe County – Captain George W. Howell
Company K – Buncombe County – Captain Charles M. Roberts

September-
November
Assigned to the District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina.
November Redesignated as the 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment when North Carolina consolidated its list of State Troops with its Volunteers.
November-
December
Moved to Grahamville, South Carolina and assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
December- March Assigned to the 4th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
1862
March Returned to North Carolina and assigned to Branch’s Brigade, District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina.
March 28 Lieutenant Colonel St. Clair Dearing resigned due to “drinking too freely.”
April Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina
May The regiment was reorganized for the duration of the war. Colonel Clingman was promoted to brigadier general, Major Henry M. Rutledge was elected colonel.
June 24 Arrived in Virginia to join the army defending Richmond.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The regiment lost 128 casualties

June 25
King’s School House

The regiment lost 2 men killed, 35 wounded and 1 captured.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 24 men killed, 107 wounded and 1 captured. Colonel Rutledge was wounded.

September-January Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Walker’s-Ransom’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
September 12-15
Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded at Antietam by Colonel H.M. Rutledge, who was badly wounded in the shoulder. It lost 1 man killed, 15 wounded and 4 captured.

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

Ransom’s Brigade reached Sharpsburg during the afternoon of September 16th, and was held in reserve until daybreak of the 17th, when it took position on the extreme right observing Snavely’s Ford. Between 8 and 9 A.M., it moved to the left and supported McLaws in his attack on Sedgwick’s Division. Arriving abreast the southwest edge of the West Woods, it advanced northwardly until opposite this point, when it wheeled to the right and encountered the enemy at the Poffenberger buildings and on the high ground to the east.

Attacked on the flank and in the front the Federal line was compelled to retire. The Brigade followed in pursuit until, near the Hagerstown Pike, it was checked by the destructive fire of the Federal Artillery, and sought shelter in the undulations of the ground.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 12 men killed and 79 wounded.

1863
January-February Returned to North Carolina and assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
February Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
March-April Returned to North Carolina and assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
April-July Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina
May 22
Gum Swamp
July-September Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of Richmond
July 4
Bottom’s Bridge
September-May Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of North Carolina
1864
February 1
New Bern
April 17-20
Plymouth

The regiment lost 103 casualties.

May Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Colquitt’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
May 16
Drewry’s Bluff

The regiment lost 1 man killed and 5 wounded.

May 17-June 14
Bermuda Hundred

The regiment lost 1 man wounded and 3 missing.

May-October Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
June
Siege of Petersburg

The regiment lost 2 men killed, 16 men wounded and 15 captured in the opening assault on Petersburg.

June 17 Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Bryson was wounded.
July 30
The Crater

The regiment lost 5 men killed, 20 men wounded and 7 captured out of 286 men present for duty. Major William Grady was mortally wounded.

August 18-21
Globe Tavern

The regiment lost 10 men wounded, and 8 captured.

October Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
November 5 Captain Matthew N. Love of Company A was promoted to major.
1865
January 1 Major Love was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain William T. Morgan of Company I was promoted to major.
March 25
Fort Stedman

The regiment lost 26 me wounded and 46 captured.

March 31
Dinwiddie Court House
April 1
Battle of Five Forks

The regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded, and 15 captured.

April 2
Sutherland Station

The regiment lost 31 captured.

April 6
Saylers Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 8 officers and 69 enlisted men under the command of Colonel Rutledge.