“15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Volunteers”
|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
|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.|
|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.|
|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
King’s School House
The regiment lost 2 men killed, 35 wounded and 1 captured.
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|
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.
The regiment lost 12 men killed and 79 wounded.
|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|
|July-September||Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of Richmond|
|September-May||Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of North Carolina|
The regiment lost 103 casualties.
|May||Assigned to Ransom’s Brigade, Colquitt’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia|
The regiment lost 1 man killed and 5 wounded.
|May 17-June 14||
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|
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.|
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.
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.|
|January 1||Major Love was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain William T. Morgan of Company I was promoted to major.|
The regiment lost 26 me wounded and 46 captured.
Dinwiddie Court House
The regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded, and 15 captured.
The regiment lost 31 captured.
The regiment surrendered 8 officers and 69 enlisted men under the command of Colonel Rutledge.