15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of West Virginia.svg
Flag of West Virginia
Active August 1862 to June 14, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Cloyd's Mountain
Battle of Lynchburg
Battle of Snicker's Ferry
Battle of Opequon (Third Winchester)
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg
Appomattox Court House

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

Service[edit]

The 15th West Virginia was organized at Wheeling in western Virginia between August and October 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on June 14, 1865.

Casualties[edit]

The 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment suffered 3 Officers and 50 enlisted men killed in battle or died from wounds, and 1 officer and 99 enlisted men dead from disease for a total of 153 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel Maxwell McCaslin, September 6, 1862 - September 7, 1864
  • Colonel Milton Wells

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