Chapter 17
Morris Co. Up


CHAPTER XVII.

THE BRILLIANT RECORD OF COMPANIES C AND F 15TH

N. J. VOLUNTEERS.

THE 15th regiment of New Jersey volunteer infantry was raised in the summer of 1862, in the northwestern part of the State, three companies going from Sussex county, two each from Morris, Hunterdon and Warren and one from Somerset. The men were of a high grade of character and intelligence, and were disciplined by veteran officers. The colonels of the regiment at different times were Samuel Fowler, A. C. M. Pennington jr. (never mustered) and William H. Penrose. Edmund D. Halsey was commissioned adjutant January 1st 1864, having been first lieutenant of Company D, second lieutenant of Company F, sergeant major, and private in Company K.

The regiment was mustered in on the 25th of August 1862 and immediately went to the front. Its first duty was building fortifications at Tenallytown, Md., Lee being then on his northern march which was stopped by the battle of Antietam. At the end of September the 15th joined the army of the Potomac, and from this time to the close of the war it shared the hard work, the defeats and the victories of that great army, being attached to the first brigade, first division, sixth corps.

The regiment was first under fire at Fredericksburg, December 13th 1862, having crossed the Rappahannock below the town and occupied a ravine, behaving admirably under a cannonade by which several were wounded. The next morning, before daylight, the 15th was deployed as skirmishers, within hearing of the voices of the enemy. At sunrise the skirmish line opened fire. In the bloody battle thus introduced the Morris county companies fared less hardly than some portions of the line, but Sergeant Major Fowler and Alexander S. Sergeant of Company F were killed and several were severely wounded. The next morning the regiment was relieved by the 121st New York.

The tedious "mud march" which followed the Fredericksburg disaster precluded a dismal winter in camp at White Oak Church, typhoid fever prevailing and making sad inroads upon the companies from Morris, who were thereafter notably fortunate in the matter of health.

The next fighting was the Chancellorsville campaign. This took the 15th across the Rappahannock River below Fredericksburg as before, the regiment forming the extreme left of the sixth corps in the action of May 3d, supporting a battery and aiding to prevent the enemy from turning the left flank of Hooker's army. In this service the 15th suffered considerable loss. Advancing in the afternoon to Salem Church this regiment drove the enemy by a gallant charge, and held its ground till ordered back at night. It is believed that after this encounter few regiments besides the 15th New Jersey succeeded in bringing off all their wounded. This noble achievement in the case of the 15th is largely credited to the brave and tireless exertions of the chaplain. The next day the army began its retreat to the old camp.

In the movement at Fredericksburg in June to divert the attention of the enemy the 15th covered the crossing of the Rappahannock River, removing the pontoon bridge in the face of the enemy and in a driving rain. It fought at Gettysburg, and participated in the advances and retreats that consumed the latter part of 1863.

The following winter was passed in camp at Brandy Station, Va., in picket and fatigue duty, interrupted by an expedition of the brigade to Madison Court-house, which involved no fighting. A log church edifice was built in the camp, in which literary as well as religious exercises were held; a "church" of 130 members was organized, to which 46 were added by conversion.

The regiment broke camp on the 4th of May 1864, and immediately plunged into the terrible Wilderness campaign. On the 8th, with the 3d N. J., the 15th made a splendid charge at Spottsylvania Court-house, to develop the position and strength of the rebel force. It was repulsed with terrible loss, 101 men being killed or wounded. The next day the 15th and the 1st had a sharp encounter with the rebel skirmishers in a movement on the enemy's right flank. On the 10th these regiments drove in the rebel skirmish line, but were stopped by the fortifications at the "bloody angle." They were reinforced and renewed the attack, but were again repulsed, the entrenchments of the enemy at this point being one of the strongest field works ever attacked by the army. On the same day the sixth corps carried a part of the enemy's line, but had to abandon it and many prisoners, on account of the repulse of the other troops, attacking on either hand. The two regiments mentioned, however, held the ground taken by them till relieved after dark.

On the 12th the 6th corps assaulted the "bloody angle," with the 15th regiment on the extreme right of the front line. Charging through a murderous fire, this regiment broke through the strong line of the enemy, capturing prisoners and a stand of colors. Unsupported, and enfiladed from neighboring works not taken, the brave little Union force was compelled to retire, having lost more than one-half of the rank and file and seven of its best officers. "Out of 429 men and 14 line officers, who crossed the Rapidan on the 4th, only 122 men and four line officers remained."

The 15th shared in the advance to Petersburg which followed the retreat of the rebels from Spottsylvania, and afterward fought under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. At Hanover Court-house the decimated ranks were in part filled with the re-enlisted veterans of the 2nd, and at Cold Harbor the re-enlisted veterans of the 3d were added, the original term of service of those organizations having expired. On the 17th of August this regiment so stubbornly held in check the army of Early and Longstreet that the latter actually formed for an attack in the belief that Sheridan's whole force was before them. One confederate brigade was enough to scatter the thin skirmish line of the Jerseymen, but the latter yielded only with the most stubborn resistance, some of the 15th holding their ground so long as to be surrounded and captured.

At the battle of Opequan, on the 19th of September 1864, this regiment, in the opinion of a division commander, saved the day by holding a hill and checking the advance of the enemy during a temporary reverse to the Union line, after which Sheridan's men rallied to one of the most important victories of the war.

At Fisher's Hill, September 22nd, the 1st New Jersey brigade, by a most brilliant charge, carried a rebel stronghold, capturing a number of guns; and at Cedar Creek on the 19th of October occupied the most advanced and difficult position, one of the field officers of the 15th being killed and the other two wounded, while the rank and file suffered severely. After this battle the regiment rejoined the army before Petersburg, and participated in the capture of that city and Richmond and other closing events of the war. It was present at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, April 9th, and was mustered out at Hall's Hill, Va., June 22nd 1865. One of the field officers of the 15th, from whom we have derived the foregoing facts, summarizes the brilliant record of the regiment as follows:

"In the death grapples of army with army, from 1862 to 1865, it bore the stars and stripes with honor and distinction. No regiment fought with more tenacious courage, or presented a more steady and unbroken front to the foe. Where the fire was hottest, the charge most impetuous, the resistance most stubborn, the carnage most fearful, it was found. It was never ordered to take a position that it did not reach it. It was never required to hold a post that it did not hold it. It never assaulted a line of the enemy that it did not drive it. It never charged a rebel work that it did not reach it. * * * Such a record must be traced in blood. When the roll is called, three hundred and sixty-one times it must be answered--`Dead on the field of honor.'"

The statistics of this regiment are as follows:

Officers at muster-in, 38; enlisted men ditto, 909; officers gained, 72; enlisted men gained, 852; total strength, 1,871; officers mustered out, 18; enlisted men mustered out, 398; died of disease, 99; died of wounds, 247; died in prison, 15; total deaths, 361.

The engagements in which the regiment participated were the following, all in Virginia where not otherwise indicated:

Fredericksburg, December 13th and 14th 1862 and May 3d 1863; Salem Heights, May 3d and 4th 1863; Franklin's Crossing, June 6th-14th 1863; Gettysburg, Pa., July 2nd and 3d 1863; Fairfield, Pa., July 5th 1863; Funktown, Md., July 10th 1863; Rappahannock Station, October 12th and November 7th 1863; Mine Run, November 30th 1863; Wilderness, May 5th-7th 1864; Spottsylvania, May 8th-16th 1864; North and South Anna River, May 24th 1864; Hanover Courthouse, May 29th 1864; Tolopotomy Creek, May 30th and 31st 1864; Cold Harbor, June 1st-11th 1864; Before Petersburg, June 16th-22nd 1864; Weldon Railroad, June 23d 1864; Snicker's Gap, July 18th 1864; Strasburg, August 15th 1864; Winchester, August 17th 1864; Charlestown, August 21st 1864; Opequan September 19th 1864; Fisher's Hill, September 21st and 22nd 1864; New Market, September 24th 1864; Mount Jackson, September 25th 1864; Cedar Creek and Middletown, October 19th 1864; Hatcher's Run, February 5th 1865; Fort Stedman, March 25th 1865; capture of Petersburg, April 2nd 1865; Sailor's Creek, April 6th 1865; Farmville, April 7th 1865.

Below are rolls of the Morris county companies in the 15th regiment:

COMPANY C.

OFFICERS.

These men entered the service for three years. Immediately following the name is the date of commission or enrollment; the date of muster-in was August 25th 1862, where no second date is given; and the date of musterout June 22nd 1865, if not otherwise stated.

Captains.--Ira J. Lindsley, Aug. 15 '62; killed at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63. Lewis Van Blarcom, June 19 '63, July 1 '63; appointed 1st lieut. Co. D Aug. 15 '62. and captain May 8 '64; dis. Dec. 15 '64, for wounds, Herman Lipfert, Sept. 14 '62, Oct. 3 '62; tr. from Co E. 2nd N. J. May 29 '64; dis. Aug. 10 '64, as supernumerary. James H. Comings, Dec. 31 '64, Jan. 26 '65; appointed 1st lieut. Co. A July 3 '64; brevet major Apr. 2 '65.

First Lieutenants.--Erastus H. Taylor, Aug. 15 '62; dis. July 22 '63, for disability. William W. Van Voy, Nov. 4 '63; appointed 2nd lieut. Co. I Aug, 15 '62; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64.

Second Lieutenants.--Samuel R. Connett, Aug. 12 '62; appointed sergt. Co. K 7th N. J.; 1st lieut. Co. A Apr. 7 '63; resigned June 20 '63. George Martin, Apr. 7 '63, Apr. 24 '63; formerly 1st sergt. Co. B; dismissed Oct. 5 '63. Henry R. Merrill, July 3 '64, Dec. 1 '64; formerly 1st sergt. Co. H.

First Sergeant.--Andrew J. Brannin; corp. Aug. 8 '62; 1st sergt. Jan. 1 '65; died Aug. 19 '73.

Sergeants.--John P. Crater, July 10 '62; pro. 2nd lieut. Co. D Mar. 18 '63; wounded May 3 '63; pro. 1st lieut. Co. E Nov. 4 '63; capt. Co. K, July 3 '64; brevet major April 2 '65. William F. Parrish, July 10 '62; wounded at Salem Heights May 3 '63; pro. sergt. major Apr. 1 '65. Menrath Weyer jr., corp. Aug. 7, '62; sergt. Apr. 9 '63; 1st lieut. Co. F July 3 '64. John Efner, July 10 '62; corp. July 1 '63; sergt. Nov. 1 '64. Robert Lyon, July 31 '62; wounded at Salem Heights May 3 '63; sergt. Jan. 1 '65. Charles H. Guerin, July 29 '62. George Hull, Aug. 9 '62; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '64; sergt. May 1 '65. Israel D. Lum, wounded at Spottsylvania, May 9 '64.

Corporals.--Augustus S. Hopping, Aug. 13 '62; pro. corp. Apr. 9 '63. Lewis L. Davis, Aug. 9 '62; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '64; pro. corp. May 1 '65. Charles W. White, July 19 '62; dis. May 3 '65. Manuel Johnson, Aug. 11 '62; wounded May 12 '64; pro. corp. Jan. 1 '63; dis. June 28 '65. Cyrus Estill, Aug. 9 '62; pro. corp. May 1 '65. George F. Wardell, Aug. 14 '62; pro. corp. May 1 '65. John A. Clift, Aug. 11 '62; wounded at Opequan, Sept. 19 '64; pro. corp. May 12 '65; m. o. May 31 '65. Edwin A. Doughty; wounded at Salem Heights, May 3 '63.

Discharged.--William Beers, corp. Aug. 9 '62; dis. Nov. 20 '63, for wounds received May 3 '63; arm amputated. Thomas E. Bennett, musician, July 26 '62; dis. Jan. 14 '64. Albert C. Dildine, musician, July 30 '62; dis. Jan. 4 '64.

Transferred.--John A. Brown, 1st sergt., July 10 '62; wounded May 3 '63; tr. to v. r. c. Mar. 15 '64; dis. June 30 '65. Samuel Rubadow, corp., Aug. 2 '62, to Co. H; sergt. Nov. 5 '63; color sergt.; killed at Spottsylvania, May 9 '64. David W. Kithcart, corp., Jan. 4 '64; from Co. D; appointed corp. Nov. 1 '64; tr. to Co. D 2nd N. J. June 21 '65.

Died.--John P. Van Houten, 1st sergt., July 10 '62; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64; appointed 1st sergt. Mar. 1 '64. Oscar Brokaw, corp., Aug. 7 '62; killed at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63. Lee Chardavayne, corp., Aug. 20 '61; killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3 '64; tr. from Co. E 2nd N. J. William Trelease, Aug. 7 '62; missing (probably killed) at Laurel Hill, Va., May 8 '64; appointed corp. May 1 '64.

PRIVATES.

With a few exceptions, which are noted, these men enlisted for three years, in the latter part of July or early in August 1862: were mustered in August 25th following, and mustered out June 2nd 1865:

William B. Bailey, missing at Spottsylvania May '64. Ezra T. Baldwin, appointed corp. Aug. 9 '62; private Jan. 1 '63. Emanuel Barton; wounded at Salem Heights May 3 '63. William T. Boyd. John H. Brundage; dis. Aug. 24 '65. George P. Condict; on detailed service. John S. Cook. Edwin A. Doty; appointed corp. July 30 '62; private Apr. 30 '64. William Efner. Silas P. Genung. Silas J. Guerin; dis. May 3 '63. James H. Hathaway. Dennis Heffern; wounded at Spottsylvania May '64. George W. Hiler. Hugh H. Layton. Charles H. Lewis. Israel D. Lum; appointed sergt. Aug. 7 '62; private Oct. 9 '64. Jacob L. Mattox. John R. McCauley jr., prom. com. sergt. Jan. 1 '64; 1st lieut. Co. D Feb. 9 '65; brevet capt. Apr. 2 '65. Robert T. McGowan. James H. Mills. Jacob L. Morrison. Patrick B. Murphy, musician; wounded at Salem Heights, May 3 '63. John N. Naylor; dr.; mustered Mar. 21 '65 for one year; tr. from Co. D; dis. May 17 '65. Albert B. Nicholas. Henry Rose, enlisted and mustered July 8 '61; tr. from Co. K 3d N. J.; m. o. Aug. 10 '64. William Scott. Stephen Smith, wagoner. Silas Trowbridge; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '64. Lewis Turner; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '64. Samuel Tyler; enlisted and mustered Sept. 25 '61; tr. from Co. G 3d N. J.; m. o. Sept. 25 '64. Henry A. Westfall; wounded at Strasburg, Va., Aug. 15 '64; dis. May 3 '65. Albert W. Whitehead. John B. Wilson, enlisted and mustered Aug. 26 '61; tr. from Co. E 2nd N. J. May 29 '64; m. o. Sept. 12 '64.

Discharged (for physical disability if not otherwise stated).--Lorenzo Anderson; dis. Apr. 20 '63; died Apr. 20 '63. Benjamin Booth, enlisted and mustered Dec. 31 '63; tr. from Co. A; dis. Mar. 29 '64. Halsey Brannin, wounded at Salem Heights, May 3 '63; dis. Dec. 29 '64. James H. Cyphers; dis. May 4 '64. Mulford B. Day; dis. Apr. 28 '63. Robert Gray, enlisted and mustered Jan. 4 '64; tr. from Co. D; dis. Mar. 29 '64. Alfred Hopler; dis. Mar. 24 '63, from wounds at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13 '62. Cornelius Hull, enlisted and mustered Jan. 4 '64; tr. from Co. D; dis. Mar. 29 '64. Joseph D. King; dis. Jan. 19 '63. Charles Maxfield; dis. Dec. 26 '62. Daniel A. Porter, enlisted and mustered Jan. 4 '64; tr. from Co. D; dis. Mar. 29 '64. Erastus Rynearson; dis. Mar. 8 '64. Abraham Sawyer; dis. Jan. 19 '63. John W. Thompson; dis. Apr. 22 '64. George Van Houten; dis. Jan. 19 '63. Robert Whitham; lost an arm at Fredericksburg May 3 '63; dis. Sept. 23 '63,

Transferred.--(In this paragraph the dates of enlistment and muster immediately follow the name; in most cases they were the same. Next follows the number of years for which the man entered the service. The transfer was to Co. D 2nd N. J., June 21 '65, where not otherwise mentioned). Alfred M. Armstrong, July 29 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '61; tr. to v. r. c., Sept. 30 '64; dis. July 8 '65. George Baker, Mar. 24 '65, 1. George Barnes, Mar. 1 '65, ; tr. from Co. K. Luke Barton, May 11 '64, 3. Frederick Bauer, Apr. 5 '65, 1; tr. from Co. H. Robert Blair, Apr. 7 '65, 3. Owen Boehen, Apr. 8 '65, 1. William B. Brown, Mar. 1 '65, 1; tr. from Co. K. James H. Bruen, Oct. 10 '64, 1. George Campbell, Sept. 21 '64, 1; to Co. K. Albert Chaffer, Mar. 1 '65, 1; tr. from Co. K. Nelson Cook, Aug. 13 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; to v. r. c., Jan. 15 '64; dis. June 24 '65. William Cook, Feb. 6 '65, 1; tr. from Co. B. Aaron R. Corson, Apr. 3 '65, 1; tr. from Co. B. Jacob D. Dalrymple, Aug. 25 '64; to Co. H. Samuel D. Doty, July 21 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; wounded at Spottsylvania, May '64; tr. to v. r. c., Jan. 1 '65; dis. Aug. 15 '65. Alonzo Dow, Aug. 25 '64, 3; to Co. H. Edward Flannery, Mar, 1 '65, 1; tr. from Co. K. Jacob Fooze, Sept. 3 '64, 1; to Co. K. Corydon C. Force, Aug. 7 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; to v. r. c., Jan. 7 '65; dis. July 21 '65. Clemens Gansz, Mar. 27 '65, 1; tr. from Co. H. Michael Herwick, Apr. 5 '65, 1; tr. from Co. K. John Hynes, Apr. 8 '65, 1. David P. Ingle, Jan. 4 64, 3; tr. from Co. A. Patrick Kelly, Mar. 25 '61, 1. Frederick Koblenz, Mar. 24 '65, 1. Jacob Kramer, Mar. 24 '65. 3. Henry Laugers, George Lauf and Louis Long, Mar. 25 '65. George Mahoney, Apr. 8 '65, 1. John J. Mason, Oct. 10 '64, 1. John McDowell, Mar. 23 '65. William B. McGill, Apr. 6 '65, 1; to Co. G. Thomas McGovern, Mar. 24 '65. John McGraw, Apr. 7' 65, 3. John Miller, Feb. 14 '65, 1. John H. Nicholas, Aug. 7 '62, 3; to v. r. c. Nov. 15 '63; dis. July 27 '65. Joseph Noe, Mar. 24 '65, 1. George H. Percy, Aug. 12 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; wounded at Salem Heights May 3 '63; tr. to v. r. c. Jan. 15 '64; dis. July 13 '65. John Pettit, Apr. 8 '65, 1. Patrick Roach, Mar. 25 '65, 1. John M. Ryde, Mar. 24 '65, 1. David Sand and Lewis D. Sandborn, Mar. 25 '65, 1. Charles Schmidt, Mar. 24 '65, 1. Francis Sheldon and Thomas A. Shipps, Mar. 25 '65, 1. Walter A. Sidener, Jan. 4 '64, 3; tr. from Co. B. Stephen Smack, Aug. 5 '62, 3; to v. r. c. Apr. 1 '65; wounded May 3 '63, in hand; dis. June 21 '65. Sidney Stout, Aug. 25 '64, 1; to Co. H. Crosby Sweeten, Mar. 22 '65, 1; dr. John Tyson, Aug. 7 '62, Aug. 25 '62, 3; wounded May 3 '63; tr. to v. r. c. June 15 '64; dis. Sept. 26 '64. John Van Eren, Jan. 2 '64, 4; tr. from Co. A. Christian Wagner, Mar. 24 '65, 1.

Died.--(These men entered the service for three years, and in nearly all cases were enrolled in July or August 1862 and mustered August 25th 1862. Where the dates were otherwise they are given). William B. Briggs; missing at Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 '64; probably killed. Franklin Camp; died of typhoid fever, near White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 24 '62. Francis Cunningham; died of typhoid fever, near White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 16 '62. Edward M. Day; killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 '64. Randolph Earles; died at Washington, D. C., Dec. 22 '62, of wounds at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13 '62. Daniel Estill; died of typhoid fever near Brandy Station, Va., Dec. 28 '63. George Fenner, May 29 '61; missing at Winchester, Va., Aug. 17 '64; tr. from Co. G 3d N. J. Edgar S. Farrand; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64. Smith C. Gage; died at Washington, D. C., May 14 '63, of wounds received at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63. John Gay, Jan. 4 '64; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64; tr. from Co. D. Andrew J. Genung; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64. Quincy Grimes; died of disease at Warrenton, Va., Sept. 8 '63. Theodore Guerin; died of typhoid fever, near White Oak Church, Va., Feb. 23 '63. Jeremiah Haycock; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 '64. Otto Heimelsback, May 28 '61; killed at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19 '64; tr. from Co. E 2nd N. J. James H. Hiler; killed at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63. Alfred Hopler; wounded Dec. 13 '62 at Fredericksburg; died in hospital in Philadelphia, March 24 '63. Virgil Howell; died of typhoid fever, near White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 20 '62. Moses Laramie; captured at Spottsylvania, May '64; died of scurvy, at Andersonville, Ga., Nov. 20 '64. John Miller; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64. William Oliver; killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 '64. Thomas Phipps; died of typhoid fever, at Windmill Point, Va., Jan. 31 '63. Edwin H. Reger, Feb. 27 '64; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64. William Reynolds; died of fever, near Petersburg, Va., Feb. 5 '65. John Rutan; killed at Spottsylvania Court-house, Va., May 12 '64. William M. Shipman; killed at Salern Heights, Va., May 3 '63. Samuel T. Sidener; died of typhoid fever, near White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 26 '62. William E. Simpson; wounded May 3 '63; killed at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19 '64. Matthias Sona, Jan. 4 '64; died at Winchester, Va., Sept. 19 '64, of wounds received at Opequan. William Storms; killed at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63. Peter J. Vanderhoof; died of typhoid fever at White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 28 '62.

COMPANY F.

OFFICERS.

Captains.--George C. King, mustered Aug. 25 '62; resigned April 7 '63, at White Oak Church, Va.; died at Chester. Thomas P. Stout, pro. April 26 '63 from 1st lieut. Co. A; wounded May 3d '63, at Salem Heights, Va.; tr. to v. r. c. Nov. 1 '63. Ellis Hamilton, pro. Nov. 4 '63 from 1st lieut. Co. E; wounded May 6 '64 in Wilderness, Va.; died of wounds May 27 '64. James W. Penrose, pro. July 27 '64 from 1st lieut.; April 1 '63 from private U. S. A.

First Lieutenants.--Owen H. Day, pro. Aug. 25 '62 from color sergt. 3d N. J.; pro. capt. Co. I Jan. 19 '63. John H. Vanderveer, mustered as 2nd lieut. Aug. 25 '62; 1st lieut. April 14 '63; resigned July 28 '63. Menrath Weyer, pro. July 3 '64 from sergt. Co. C; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 22 '65.

Second Lieutenants.--Gaston Everit, April 14 '63 from Co. I 7th N. J.; resigned May 24 '63. Edmund D. Halsey, commissioned June '63; pro. 1st lieut. Co. D before being mustered. James Van Antwerp, pro. from 1st sergt. Co. E Sept. 28 '64; pro. 1st lieut. Co. I Feb. 9 '65. Morris S. Hawn jr., sergt. Co. B April 17 '65; tr. to Co. D 2nd regiment June 21 '65.

Sergeants.--Enos G. Budd; wounded May 9 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va.; pro. 1st lieut. Co. C July 3 '64; not mustered; dis. May 3 '65. Manning F. McDougal, killed June 1 '64 at Cold Harbor, Va. Phineas H. Skellinger, wounded at Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 '64; died from wounds, May 27 '64. Elias H. Carlisle; killed June 4 '64, at Cold Harbor. Andrew F. Silmon, wounded M y 12 '64, at Spottysvania, Va.; died of wound May 20 '64, at Fredericksburg.

Corporals.--Lewis H. Salmon; pro. sergt. April 1 '63; wounded May 12 '64 at Spottsylvania. John L. Larrison; wounded May 3 '63 at Salem Heights; pro. sergt. Oct. 1 '63; captured a rebel flag May 10 '64. Alexander T. Beatty; died Feb. 10 '63, at Washington, D. C., of disease. John R. McCain; dis. for disability March 23 '64; died of disease in June '64. William H. Bowman; died June 1 '63, of fever, at White Oak Church, Va. John Parliament. George W. Laskie; deserted Nov. 11 '63, from hospital at Gettysburg, Pa. George S. M. Woodhull; wounded May 3 '63 at Salem Heights, Va.; pro. sergt. Oct. 1 '64.

Musicians.--William H. Smith and Theodore F. Swayze, drummers; dis. Feb. 17 '64, at Brandy Station, by special order of the War Department.

 

PRIVATES

Lewis Ammerman; died of disease at White Oak Church, Va., Mch. 31, '63. Joseph Anthony; wounded May 12 '64 at Spottsylvania, Va. Amos G. Ball; tr. to v. r. c. Jan. 13 '65. John P. Bean; dis. Jan. 3 '63 at White Oak Church, for disability. Henry H. Berry; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. John W. Berry; killed at Spottsylvania, Va. (Gault House), May 17 '64. Felix Cash; wounded at Salem Heights, Va., May 3 '63; died of wounds May 15 '63, at Potomac Creek. Warren N. Clawson; died at Washington, May 20 '64. Charles Covert; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 '64. John Carlile, wounded June 2 '64, at Cold Harbor, Va.; pro. corp. March 1 '65. Thomas Clark; deserted Mch. 18 '63, at White Oak Church. Henry B. Crampton; on detailed service. Joseph V. M. Crampton; dis. for disability June 21 '63, at White Oak Church, Va. Joseph Crater; pro. corp. April 1 '63; wounded May 8 '64. Charles Davenport; tr. to v. r. c. March 15 '64. William Davenport; deserted Sept. 6 '62, from Camp Morris, D. C. John Dee; teamster. William H. K. Emmons; pro. corp. April 1 '63; tr. to color guard June 1 '63; wounded in foot May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va.; returned to the guard Dec. 26 '64. George D. Foulds; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12 '64. Isaiah D. Frutchey; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Jeremiah Foley; tr. to v. r. c. Sept. 21 '63. George R. Geddes; wounded May 3 '63, at Salem Heights, Va.; pro. corp. Sept. 1 '64. William Gulick; dis. for disability April 21, '63, at White Oak Church, Va.; died Aug. 24 '81. Jacob Guest; wounded Sept. 19 '64, at Winchester, Va. John Grey; on detailed service. George R. and John Hall; teamsters. Charles Heck; died at Washington, D. C., March 30 '64, of disease. Zeno A. Hawkins; dis. April 27 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., for disability. Alonzo Hedden; pro. corp. Dec. 29 '62; wounded May 8 '64, at Spottsylvania. James Hoover. Anthony Hopler; died Jan. 5 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., of fever. James M. Ingle; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania; dis. for wounds Jan. 10 '65. Abraham Jacobus; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Benjamin Kane; wounded May 3 '63, at Salem Heights, Va.; dis. for wound Oct. 23 '63. Whitfield Lake; wounded and missing (probably killed), May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Jacob Lamerson; died Feb. 18 '63, of disease, at White Oak Church, Va. David C. Lance; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania. James Laterette; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Daniel Morgan; lost arm May 3 '63, at Fredericksburg, Va.; dis. Oct. 27 '63. Charles Milligan; pro. sergt. Sept. 1 '64 from corp.; killed Sept. 19 '64, at Winchester, Va. Samuel L. Meeker; on recruiting service for one year. William W. Opdycke; wounded May 3 '63, at Salem Heights, Va.; after return detailed as teamster. Andrew Opdycke; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Frank H. O'Neil; wounded and taken prisoner Aug. 17 '64, at Winchester, Va.; released Mch. 9 '65. Joseph Osborne; on detailed service. William H. Parliament; deserted July 10 '63, at Funkstown, Md. Jacob A. Peckwell; killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12 '64. George C. Reid; slightly wounded Dec. 14 '62; on recruiting duty one year. William H. Rarick; dis. for rheumatism March 17 '64, at Newark, N. J. Ezekiel Rarick. William H. Sergeant; died March 17 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., of disease. Alexander S. Sergeant; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13 '62. James Sprague; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., in the morning of May 3 '63. John Seales; on detailed service, quartermaster's department. Frederick Starr; ambulance corps; died at Rockaway, N. J., April 24 '74. Peter J. Sutton; missing in action Aug. 17 '64, at Winchester, Va.; died at Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 18 '64. John D. Salmon; died March 27 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., of fever. David Todd; died March 5 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., of general debility. Peter Van Arsdale; dis. Sept. 5 '63, at Washington, D. C., for disability. Isaac Van Arsdale; died Sept. 22 '64, from wounds received Sept. 19 '64. Benajah D. Wear; died May 9 '63, at White Oak Church, Va., of disease. Lawrence H. Weise; wounded May 12 '64, at Spottsylvania, Va. Elias Williamson; killed at Spottsylvania, May 12 '64. John Williamson; dis. Nov. 28 '63, for disability.

RECRUITS.

On Thursday, January 20th 1864, some twenty recruits from Morris county joined the 15th regiment, and during the winter others from Morris and Sussex. The following is a list of them and the companies to which they were assigned:

Wesley M. Ayres, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; missing in action May 8 '64. William P. Bryan, Co. A, Feb. 29 '64; tr. to Co. F 2nd N. J., June 21 '65. Jonathan B. Bowman, Co. A, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. D; dis. Mar. 27 '64. Jacob Beam, Co. A, Jan. 21 64; killed May 8 '64. Benjamin Booth, Co. A, Dec. 31 '63; tr. to Co. C; dis. Mar. 29 '64. John Bowman, Co. D, Jan. 19 '64; died June 20 of wounds received June 1 '64. David Cantrell, Co. A, Dec. 15 '63; tr. to Co. I; transferred to Co. E 2nd N. J., June 21 '65. Andrew C. Clauson, Co. A; deserted Aug. 25 '62; returned. William C. Cearfoss, Co. H, Jan. 6 '64; killed May 12 '64. Nelson L. Cole, Co. I, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J., June 21 '65. John Card jr., Co. K, Feb. 25 '64; tr. to Co. H 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Andrew Deeker, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; dis. Apr. 13 '64. David L. Denee, corp., Co. D, Dec. 29 '63; tr. to Co. I 2nd N. J. Benjamin Drake, Co. D, Dec. 29 '63; died Feb. 22 '64 of disease. Levi Deeker, Co. K, Feb. 25 '64; tr. to Co. H 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. John Evans, Co. A, May '64; missing May 12 '64. Joseph C. Everett, Co. A, Jan. 6 '64; killed May 12 '64. Lorenzo D. Fulford, Co. D, Dec. 29 '63; missing May 8 '64. William Gulick, Co. A, Feb. 25 '64; tr. to Co. F 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Robert Gray, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. C; dis. Mar. 29 '64. John Gay, Co. D; tr. to Co. C; killed May 12 '64. John M. Goucher, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; died Mar. 24 '64 of disease. Van Meter P. Hammitt, Co. A, Nov. 12 '63; tr. to Co. G 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Abraham Hendershot, Co. A, Dec. 17 '63; tr. to Co. D; died in rebel prison in Danville Jan. 6 '65. John Hopkins, Co. A, Nov. 19 '63; tr. to Co. D; died June 18 '64 of wounds received May 12 Charles Hand, Co. B, Jan. 4 '64; dis. June 17 '65. Cornelius Hull, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. B; dis. Mar. 29 '64 for disease. Gustave Hartwig; tr. from Co. E 2nd. Stephen Hawkins, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to v. r. c. Jan. 1 '65. Patrick Hughes, Co. D, Dec. 30 '63; killed May 8 '64. Lemuel Hardick, Co. I Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Uriah Hardick, Co. I, Dec. 29 '63; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. George Heaney, Co. G, Jan. 2 '64; tr. to Co. G 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Henry J. Hendershot, Co. G Jan. 18 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. David P. Ingle, Co. A Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. C; tr. to Co. D 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Alfred B. Jackson, Co. A, Jan. 2 '64; tr. to Co. D; killed May 8 '64. Abram Johnson jr., Co. A, Nov. 19 '63; tr. to Co. D; killed May 8 '64. Bernard Johnson, Co. A, Dec. 31 '63; tr. to Co. D; died May 20 '64 of wounds received May 8. James M. Jervis, Co. D, Jan. 2 '64; dis. at Camp Parole Apr. 28 '64. James Johnson, Co. D, Dec. 28 '63; died July 6 '64 of typhoid fever, at Philadelphia. Daniel W. Kithcart, corp. Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. C; tr. to Co. D 2nd N. J. June 2 '65. Amos C. Keepers, Co. C, Jan. 4 '64; dis. Mar. 27 '64. John Knapp, Co. K, Dec. 22 '63; deserted May 10 '64 at Spottsylvania. William H. List, Co. I, Dec. 29 '63; killed June 1 '64. Joseph Langdon, Co. A, Dec. 14 '63; tr. to Co. I; tr. to U. S. N. Apr. 8 '64. Jacob Lawson, corp., Co. I, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Peter Langdon, Co. D, Feb. 12 '64; died June 25 '64 of wounds received May 12; tr. from Co. C 2nd N. J. John Moser, Co. A, Feb. 24 '64; dis. June 7 '65 for wounds received May 12 '64. Thomas McGarvey, Co. A, Dec. 19 '63; tr. to Co. D; dis. Apr. 13 '64 by medical board. Patrick Mullens, Co. A, Nov. 19 '63; tr. to Co. D; killed May 12 '64. John H. Mott, Co. B, Jan. 5 '64; dis. Dec. 24 '64 for disease. John Moran, Co. D, Dec. 31 '63; killed May 12 '64. Mordecai Mott, Co. D, Dec. 29 '63; died of consumption June 9 '64, on furlough. William Myers, Co. I, Jan. 2 '64; died of disease at City Point, July 1 '64. John Ozenbaugh, Co. I, Dec. 29 '63; dis. Mar. 27 '64 for disease. Daniel A. Porter, Co. D, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. C; dis. Mar. 29 '64. Isaac Paddock, Co. K, Feb. 25 '64; tr. to Co. H 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. John Rouch, Co. A, Feb. 26 '64; deserted June 3 '64 at Cold Harbor. Edwin H. Reger, Co. C, Feb. 27 '64; killed May 12 '64. Ezekiel Rarick, Co. F, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. F 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Charles E. Smiley, Co. A, Feb. 24 '64; tr. to Co. F 2nd N. J. Charles B. Stewart, Co. A, Dec. 16 '63; tr. to Co. I; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. John C. Staats, Co. A, Jan. 6 '64; died at Andersonville Sept. 17 '64. Theodore Stamcts, Co. A, Feb. 24 '64; missing May 6 '64; supposed killed. Walter A. Sidener, Co. B, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. C; tr to Co. D 2nd N. J. June 28 '65. William F. Sidener, Co. B, Jan. 4 '64; killed May 12 '64. Matthias Sona, Co. C, Jan. 4 '64; died Sept. 19 '64, of wounds; tr. from Co. E 2nd. Samuel S. Strafford, Co. D, Dec. 31 '63; dis. Mch. 31 '64, by medical board. Guthrie Stratton, Co. D, Dec. 28 63; tr. to Co. I; dis. Mch. 27 '64. Lewis Stalter, Co. I, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Amzi Straight, Co. K, Feb. 25 '64; tr. to Co. H 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. John Van Etten, Co. A, Jan. 2 '64; tr. to Co. C; tr. to Co. D, 2nd N. J. John White, Co. A, Feb. 24 '64; dis. June 20 '65. Watson Wintermute, Co. A, Feb. 29 '64; tr. to Co. D; tr. to Co. I 2nd N. J. June 21 '65. Augustus Whitney, Co. A, Jan. 4 '64; died June 14 '64, of wounds received May 8 '64; tr. from Co. E 3d N. J. William A. Ward, Co. D, Dec. 29 '63; killed May 12 '64. Jacob Wireman, Co. I, Jan. 4 '64; tr. to Co. E 2nd N. J. William Wilson, Co. K, Oct. 9 '63; died at Sandy Hook, Md., Sept. 4 '64, of wounds received Aug. 15 '64, at Strasburg, Va. Charles V. Young, Co. D, Jan. 13 '64; died in ambulance June 1 '64.


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