15th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

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15th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
Active October 6, 1862, to August 13, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Port Hudson

The 15th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 15th New Hampshire Infantry was organized in Concord, New Hampshire, October 6–16, 1862, and mustered in for nine months' service under the command of Colonel John W. Kingman.

The regiment left New Hampshire for New York City November 13, 1862; then sailed for New Orleans, Louisiana, December 19, arriving December 26. It was attached to Sherman's Division, Department of the Gulf, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIX Corps, Army of the Gulf, to July 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XIX Corps, to August 1863. Moved from Carrollton to Camp Parapet, Louisiana, January 28, 1863, and served duty there until May. Moved to Springfield Landing May 20–22. Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 27-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Concord, New Hampshire, July 26-August 8.

The 15th New Hampshire Infantry mustered out of service August 13, 1863, at Concord, New Hampshire.


The regiment lost a total of 161 men during service; 27 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 134 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel John W. Kingman

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Johnson, Jonathon Huntington. The Letters and Diary of Captain Jonathan Huntington Johnson: Written During His Service with Company D - 15th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers from October 1862 through August 1863 While Part of the "Banks Expedition" (S.l.: Alden Chase Brett), 1961.
  • McGregor, Charles. History of the Fifteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, 1862-1863 (Concord, NH: I. C. Evans), 1900.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.