15th Regiment Volunteer Infantry

 

 

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From Sifakis, Compendium of C.S. Armies: Louisiana, 98-99:

Nickname: 2nd Regiment, Polish Brigade

Organization: Organized by the addition of two companies of the 7th Louisiana Infantry Battalion to the 3rd Infantry Battalion to form a regiment near Richmond, Virginia on July 24, 1862. Field consolidation with the 10th Infantry Regiment in 1864 and 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.

First Commander: Francis T. Nicholls, COL [not according to Bergeron]

Field Officers: Andrew Brady, MAJ [August 30, 1862]; McGavock Goodwyn, MAJ, LTC [August 30, 1862]; Edmund Pendleton, COL; Robert A. Wilkinson, MAJ, LTC [killed August 30, 1862]

Assignments: J. R. Anderson’s Brigade, A. P. Hill’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, McLaws’ Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, A. P. Hill’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul 62); 2nd Louisiana Brigade, Jackson’s-Trimble’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Aug 62-May 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Early’s-Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May-Jun 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia (Jun-Dec 64); Consolidated Louisiana Brigade, Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Dec 64-Apr 65)

Battles: Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862); Groveton (August 28, 1862); 2nd Manassas (August 28-30, 1862); Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862); Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862); Fredericksburg [not engaged] (December 13, 1862); Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863); 2nd Winchester (June 14-15, 1863); Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863); Bristoe Campaign (October 1863); Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863); Payne’s Farm (November 27, 1863); The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864); Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864); North Anna (May 23-26, 1864); Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864); Lynchburg Campaign (May-June 1864); Monocacy (July 9, 1864); Kernstown (July 24, 1864); Shepherdstown (August 25, 1864); 3rd Winchester (September 19, 1864); Fisher’s Hill (September 22, 1864); Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864); Petersburg Siege [from December] (June 1864-April 1865); Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865); Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865); Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865); Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865); Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

 

From Bergeron, LA Confed. Units, 110-11:

"This regiment was organized near Richmond, Virginia, on July 25, 1862, by the addition of two companies of the 7th Louisiana Battalion to the 3rd Louisiana Battalion. The next day, the new regiment was brigaded with the 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th Louisiana regiments and Coppens’ Zouave Battalion. On August 9, the regiment played a minor role in the Battle of Cedar Mountain. The men fought in the battle of Groveton, August 28, and 2nd Manassas, August 29-30; 21 men were killed, 41 were wounded, and 3 were missing. At the Battle of Sharpsburg, September 17, the regiment suffered only light casualties in the fighting around the Dunkard Church. The regiment was in reserve and did not engage in the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13. On May 2, 1863, the regiment took part in the attack of General Stonewall Jackson’s corps on the Union flank at Chancellorsville. The men were in the continued fighting with General Joseph Hooker’s army the next day. During the Battle of Winchester, June 13-15, the regiment acted as the brigade reserve. The regiment participated in the attacks against Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg, July 2-3. By July 17, the regiment had only 17 officers and 101 enlisted men present for duty. When the army returned to Virginia, the regiment took part in the Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-22. During the Mine Run Campaign, the men fought in the Battle of Payne’s Farm, November 27, suffering 15 casualties. The brigade fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Federal soldiers overran the brigade’s position at Spotsylvania, May 12, capturing a number of men of the regiment and its flag. After skirmishing with the enemy near Cold Harbor, June 1-3, the brigade marched to the Shenandoah Valley. There the men participated in all the battles fought during the summer and fall—Monocacy, July 9; Winchester, July 24; Shepherdstown, August 25; Winchester, September 19; Fisher’s Hill, September 21-22; and Cedar Creek, October 19. By the end of the valley campaigns, the regiment had so few men remaining that it was consolidated with the 10th Louisiana Regiment into a single company. The men rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia at Petersburg in December. They served in the trenches there and saw action in early 1865 at Hatcher’s Run, February 6, and Fort Stedman, March 25. When the army evacuated Richmond and Petersburg, the men accompanied it on the long march to Appomattox. At the surrender on April 9, only 2 officers and 17 enlisted men were left to sign paroles. The regiment carried 901 men on its rolls during the war; 143 were killed, 98 died of disease, and 1 was executed. Approximately 130 men deserted."

 

CSRC, M320, rolls 266-272

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Although the 3rd Battalion Louisiana Infantry existed for over a year, there are no records for this unit in the CSRC or Booth.  The records for this battalion evidently were subsumed into the regiment of which it became a part, the 15th Louisiana Infantry.  However, not all of the individuals who are listed in the CSRC or Booth as belonging to the 15th Louisiana Infantry ever made it into that regiment.  Some individuals died, resigned, or otherwise left the service while the 3rd Battalion still existed (June 1861 to July or August 1862), so their being listed as members of the 15th Louisiana Infantry is inaccurate.  I have endeavored to straighten out this mess using the individual service records in the CSRC & Booth.  If an individual listed in the CSRC or Booth as belonging to the 15th Louisiana Infantry enlisted during the existence of the 3rd Battalion but disappeared from Confederate service before the 15th Louisiana Infantry was formed, I do not include that individual in the roster of the 15th Louisiana Infantry despite what the CSRC or Booth says.  

 

ROSTER

 

Field & Staff

 

BUDD, A. V. Asst. Surg.  //  CSRC, Index.

1  F&S, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company A [formerly Company A, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Askew Guards Company B, Brady's)

Orleans

 

xBRACKEN, James. Pvt. Cpl.  From Company A, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index.

xJOHNSON, Francis. Sgt.  From Company A, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):448.  CSRC, Index.

MARKS, Alexander. Jr2LT.  From Company A, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):876.  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, George G. Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

4  Co. A, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company B [formerly Company B(2), 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Empire Rangers, Egan’s)

Orleans

 

DUGAN, George P. Pvt.  From Company B(2), 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:701.  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, J. Pvt.  From Company B(2), 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):450.  //  CSRC, Index.

MILLER, John T. Pvt.  From Company B(2) or H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.   Also Company H, this regiment.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):981.  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, James (No. 1). Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, James (No. 2). Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Thomas. Cpl.  Also Company I, this regiment.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, William. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

7  Co. B, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

AMANDUS, Vanhoacke. Pvt. ANDERSON, Daniel. Pvt. ANDERSON, J. F. Pvt.
3

 

Company C [formerly Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Grosse Tete Creoles, Bowman’s)

Iberville

 

BADEAUX, Onezime. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:100.  CSRC, Index.

*BADEAUX, Pierre. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:100.  CSRC, Index.

+BADEAUX, Rechel. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  KIA, Sharpsburg, MD, 17 Sep 1862.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:100.  CSRC, Index.

BOONE, Augustin. Sgt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //   Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:38: Augustine Boon, Augustin BOONE.  CSRC, Index: Augustin BOONE.

+BOONE, Sosthene. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //   Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:39.  CSRC, Index.

BOUDREAUX [Bondro, Boudro], Don Louis [D. L.]. Pvt. From Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. Oct 62: Abs. sick, Liberty Hosp., [n.p.], since 12 Feb 62. Disch. 15 Dec 62, & final statement given. [NFR.] (B1:32b)

xBOURGEOIS [Bourgois], Jules. Pvt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. May-late Oct 62: Abs. sick in hosp., Winchester, VA, since 20 Oct 62. Pres. Nov 62-late Aug 64. Mem. Hall: Des. [NFR.] (B1:63b)

xBREAUX, Faustin. Pvt. 2Cpl. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. Pres. to Apr 63. May-Aug 63: Abs., detl. in LA Hosp., Richmond. Prm. to 2Cpl. 1 Sep 63. Pres. to Dec 63. Jan-Feb 64: Abs. Obtained a furl. 4 Feb 63. May-late Aug [63]: Obtained furl., 2 Jul [63]. [?]64: Abs. WIA, [Spotsylvania C.H., VA], 12 May 64. [NFR.] Mem. Hall: Des. (B1:100-1b)

BREAUX, P. A. Jr2LT. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. [NFR.] (B1:102b)

+BREAUX, Solomon. Pvt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. D. in hosp., Richmond, VA, 24 Aug 6[2?]. Mem. Hall: Des. (B1:102b)

DUHON [Dehon], L. Serville. Pvt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. Pres. Mar-Oct 63. Detl. as wagoner. Pres. Nov 63-Feb 64. May-late Aug 64 (dated 1 Nov 64): Disch., order of Gen. Sarly, being over age, 25 Aug 64. [NFR.] (B1:582) 

DUPUY, C. Theo. Sgt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. May 62-Nov 64: Abs. wd. Leg amputated fr wd., Mechanicsville, VA, 26 Jun 62. Now in LA. [NFR.] Mem. Hall: Permanently disabl. Gone home. (B1:727)  //  Brother of J. Aubry DUPUY of this company.

DUPUY, J. Aubry. Cpl. Sgt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. May-late Oct 62: Abs. sick in Hargrove Hosp., Richmond, VA, 4 Jul 62. Nov 62-Feb 63: Abs. Obtained furl. to care for wd. brother [C. Theo. Dupuy?], 26 Dec 62. Pres. Mar-Apr 63. WIA, Chancellorsville, VA, 3 May 63. May 63-Apr 64: Abs. wd. in LA Hosp., Richmond, VA. May-late Aug 64 (dated 1 Nov 64): Trfr. to Invalid Corps, 1 Aug 64. [NFR.] (B1:728)  //  Brother of C. Theo DUPUY of this company.

FAVRON, Theodule. Pvt.  Not in Booth.  //  CSRC, Index.

+HEBERT, O. R. Pvt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. Pres. Mar 62-Apr 63. May-Jun 63: Abs. wd., 2 Jul 63. Left in PA. MWIA, Gettysburg, PA, 2 or 3 Jul 63. Jul-Aug 63: Abs. POW in PA. Wd. Gettysburg, 3 Jul 63. Sep-Oct 63: D. Wd. at Gettysburg & has since died. Mem. Hall: KIA, Gettysburg, 3 Jul 63. (B2:249)

JOHNSON, George. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):448.  CSRC, Index.

MATHERNE, C. S. Sgt.  //  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):910.  CSRC, Index.

*MAYER, Joseph. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):927.  CSRC, Index.

RICHARD, Silvanie. Cpl. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. May 62-Apr 63: Abs. sick, Liberty Hosp., Richmond, VA, since 28 May 62. May-Jun 63: Disch. 3 Jun 63. [NFR.] (B3:306)

+RICHARD, Sosthene. Pvt. Fr Co. C, 3rd Bn. Inf. May-late Oct 62: Abs. sick, Liberty Hosp., Richmond, VA, since 12 Sep 62. Pres. Jan-Oct 63. Nov-Dec 63: KIA, Payne’s Farm, VA, [n.d.]. (B3:306)

SMITH, John. Pvt.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Patrick. Pvt. Cpl.  From Company C, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index.

22  Co. C, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company D [formerly Company D, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (St. Ceran Rifles, Jennings's)

Orleans

 

+JOHNSON, Harry. Pvt.  From Company D, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):449.  CSRC, Index.

xJOHNSON, Thomas B. Pvt.  From Company D, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):458.  //  CSRC, Index.

2  Co. D, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company E [formerly Company E, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Grivot Rifles, McChesney's)

Orleans

 

xGOYETT, Frank. Pvt.  From Company E, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):69.  CSRC, Index.

HAMILTON, G. C. Q.M.Sgt.  //  CSRC, Index.

JOHNSON, T. Pvt.  Not in Booth.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, H. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

xYOUNG, Sidney. Pvt.  From Company E, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):1184.  CSRC, Index.

5  Co. E, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ABER, Henry. Pvt.
1

 

Company F [formerly Company F, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (St. James Rifles, McClellan’s)

Orleans

 

MARTIN, Ed. Pvt. From  Company F, 3rd Battalion Infantry.   [NFR.]  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):889.  //  Probably not Cajun.

MCGEE, Hugh. Pvt.  From Company F, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):1191-92.  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Peter. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

TALBOT, James. Ord.Sgt.  From Company F, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):763: James Talbott.  CSRC, Index: James Talbott.

4  Co. F, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ANDERSON, H. Pvt.
1

 

Company G [formerly Company G, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Davenport Rebels, Michie's)

Morehouse

 

+JOHNSON, John J. Cpl.  From Company G, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):453.  CSRC, Index.

*JOHNSON, Samuel L. Pvt.  From Company G, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):457.  CSRC, Index.

*LESAGE, William F. Pvt.  From Company G, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):735-36.  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Charles. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

4  Co. G, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALDRIDGE, George L. Cpl. ANDEUS, Chesley H. Pvt. ANDREWS, Joseph S. 2LT. ARCHIBALD, George. Pvt.
4

 

Company H [formerly Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry] (Bogart Guards, Wetherup’s)

Orleans

 

BENOIT, Alexander. Pvt.  From  Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry. [NFR.]  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:168.

CONSTANT, Eugene. Pvt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:419.  CSRC, Index.

DUVAL, P. O. Cpl.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:737.  CSRC, Index.

FAVRE, Frank. Pvt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:821.  CSRC, Index.

HAMILTON, John. Cpl.  //  CSRC, Index.

xMARTIN, Valentine. Pvt. From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  Late Apr 62-Oct 63: Abs. sick, hosp., Lynchburg. Nov-Dec 63: Des. fr hosp., Lynchburg, 1 Sep 63. [NFR.] (B2:899)

MILLER, Bernard. Pvt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):972.  CSRC, Index.

+MILLER, Charles P. 2LT.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):973: Chas. P. MILLER.  CSRC, Index: Charles P. MILLER..

MILLER, John T. Pvt.  See Company B, this regiment.

MILLER, P. Pvt.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):983.  CSRC, Index.

PINET, Joseph. Cpl.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):149.  CSRC, Index.

ROTH, James. Pvt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):395.  CSRC, Index.

+YOUNG, Charles. Pvt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):1178.  CSRC, Index.

*YOUNG, John B. Sgt.  From Company H, 3rd Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):1182.  CSRC, Index.

14  Co. H, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

ALEXANDER, W. A. Pvt.
1

 

Company I [formerly Company D(1), 1st (Wheat's) Special Battalion Infantry; Company B, 7th Battalion Infantry; and Company H, 1st (Coppens') Battalion Zouaves Infantry] (Catahoula Guerrillas, Spencer's, Guss's, Dales's)

Catahoula

 

BABIN, Juste. Pvt.   B. LA.  Res. Ascension Par.  Occup. musician.  Age 25 at en.  Single. En. 5 Feb 65, Camp Stafford.  Conscript.  [NFR.]  Listed in CSRC & Booth as in Company B, 7th Battalion Infantry, but this unit no longer existed in Feb 65.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:97.  CSRC, Index.

+JOHNSON, John C. Pvt.  From Company B, 1st (Wheat's) Special Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):450, 453: J. C. JOHNSON, John C. JOHNSON.  CSRC, Index: J. C. JOHNSON, John C. JOHNSON. 

SMITH, Charles. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

SMITH, Thomas. Cpl.  See Company B, this regiment.

4  Co. I, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

 

Company K [formerly Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry] (Crescent City Blues Company B, Ashbridge’s)

Orleans

 

xARCENEAUX, M. Pvt.  Born in LA.  A clerk, single, living in New Orleans, when he enlisted in Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry, 8 Jun 61, New Orleans.  Present to Dec 61.  On regimental return, 15th Regiment Infantry, Jul 62, wounded, absent, no date or place of wounding nor hospital given.  On company roll to 31 Oct 62, deserted 1 Aug 62, no place given.   No further record in Booth other than the record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, by the U.S. War Department, noting:  "Deserted Aug. ___, 1862," no place given.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:80, 81: M. Arsenaux, M. Arseneau.  CSRC, Index:  M. Arsenaux, M. Arseneau.

ARNAUD, Julien. Pvt.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index: Jules Arnauld, Julien Arnauld.

DUBOIS, Francois. Cpl.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry as Pvt.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 2:689: F. DUBOIS, Francois DUBOIS.  CSRC, Index: F. DUBOIS, Francois DUBOIS.

LYONS, Jeremiah. Pvt.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index: J. LYONS, Jeremiah LYONS.

MILLER, Lewis. Pvt.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(1):982: L. MILLER, Lewis MILLER.  CSRC, Index: L. MILLER, Lewis MILLER.  //  Same L.M. as in 2nd Company, Washington Battalion Artillery?

MINVIELLE, F. Pvt.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry.  //  CSRC, Index.

ROUSSEAU, Samuel. Pvt.  From Company C, 7th Battalion Infantry.  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 3(2):400.  CSRC, Index.  //  Served also in 3rd Company, Washington Battalion Artillery. 

SEVIN, John. 1Sgt.  Not in Booth.   //  CSRC, Index.

8  Co. K, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

APPLEBY, George. Pvt.
1

 

No Company Designation

 

BERNARD, Ed. Pvt. En. [n.d.,n.p.] POW cap. Thibodaux, 14 Nov 6[?]. [NFR.]  //  Booth, LA Confed. Soldiers, 1:176.

SMITH, Charles. Pvt.  //  CSRC, Index.

2  ?, 15th Inf.

Individuals from non-Cajun families, CSRC Index

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