United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine

The 15th Maine Infantry Regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 340 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

December 6-31 Organized at Augusta
January 23 Mustered in under the command of Colonel John McCluskey
February 25 Moved to Portland and attached to Butler’s New Orleans Expeditionary Corps
March 6 Embarked for Ship Island, Miss.
March Duty at Ship Island, Miss. and attached to 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf
May 19 At Camp Parapet and Carrollton
August 15 Colonel McCluskey resigned. He had been cleared in a court martial of “conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, threatening subordinate officers and neglect of duty. General Butler accepted the resignation “with pleasure.”
September 8 Moved to Pensacola, Fla. attached to District of West Florida, Dept. Gulf
September 13 Isaac Dyer was promoted to colonel.
February 25 Action at Fifteen Mile House, Fla.
March 6 Action at Arcadia
June 21 Ordered to New Orleans, then to La Fourche Landing, and attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf
June 23-25 Expedition to Thibodeaux
July At Camp Parapet
August Provost duty in New Orleans
October 27-
December 2
Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas
November 3-6 Advance on Brownsville
November 6 Occupation of Brownsville
November 14-21 Expedition to Aransas
November 17 Aransas Pass and capture of Mustang Island
November 25-27 Fort Esperanza
November 23 Cedar Bayou (Detachment)
December Duty at Pass Cavallo, Matagorda Island. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
January Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf
March 1-5 Moved to Franklin, La.
March 10-May 22 Red River Campaign
March 14-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria
March 26-April 2 To Natchitoches
April 8 Battle of Sabine Cross Roads
April 9 Pleasant Hill
April 23 Cane River Crossing
April 26-May 13 At Alexandria
May 13-22 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
May-June Duty at Morganza
July 1-17 Six companies moved to Fort Monroe, then to Bermuda Hundred, Va.
July 1-12 Four Companies under Murray and Drew moved from Morganza to Washington, D.C.
July 14-24 Pursuit of Early (Four Companies under Murray and Drew)
July 18 Duty in trenches at Bermuda Hundred
July 28-30 Deep Bottom
July Six companies moved to Washington, D.C., then to Monocacy, Md.
August 4 Regiment reunited at Monocacy, Md. and assigned to Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
August 5-October 1 Veterans on furlough. Non-Veterans temporarily attached to 13th Maine Infantry and duty at Harper’s Ferry
October 5 Regiment moved to Martinsburg
January 7 Moved to Stevenson’s Depot, and operations in the Shenandoah Valley
January 15 Non-Veterans mustered out
April 19-23 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Washington
May 23-24 On provost duty during Grand Review
May 31-June 4 Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to 2nd Separate Brigade, District of South Carolina, Dept. of the South
June 13-14 To Georgetown, S.C.
June Duty at Georgetown, Darlington, Cheraw, Chesterfield C. H., Bennettsville, Columbia and in Districts of Chester, Lancaster, York, Spartanburg and Union
July 5 Mustered out