The Civil War in the East

15th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment

 

The 15th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment lost 8 officers and 142 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 225 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1861

October - December

Originally organized as 3rd Battalion German Heavy Artillery at New York City

December 19

Left State for Washington, D.C.

December-March

Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.

1862

March

Attached to Artillery Brigade, Military District of Washington

May

Attached to Whipple's Command, Military District of Washington

July

Attached to Fort Lyon, Defenses of Washington

1863

February

Attached to Tyler's Command, De Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

June

Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

September 30

Designation of Regiment changed to 15th New York Heavy Artillery. 3rd Battalion assigned as Companies A - E.

October

Attached to 4th Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

1864

February

Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac

March

Attached to 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac

May-June

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James. Attached to Kitching's Independent Brigade, 5th Army Corps

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12

Spottsylvania

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 19

Harris Farm (or Fredericksburg Road)

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23

Jericho Mills

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomy

May 30

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 2

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

Company F attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac to December

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16 - April 2

Siege of Petersburg

June 22-23

Weldon Railroad

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August

Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

August 18-21

Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad

September 29-
October 2

Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

1865

January

Company M to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps until June

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29

Gravelly Run

March 31

Boydton Road and White Oak Road

April 1

Five Forks

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May

March to Washington, D.C. Attached to 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

May 23

Grand Review

June

Duty at Washington attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

August 22

Mustered out




 
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