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Fifteenth
South Carolina Infantry Regiment

One flag survives in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond and two other company flags. They are the flags of the Martin Guards, the Lexington Guards, and Company A of the 15th. The others are found in the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2


Citadel Flag by Marilyn

PLEASE NOTE ALL REGIMENTS NUMBERED ONE THROUGH TEN WERE DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED BY THE 1862 REORGANIZATION
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Fifteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Drayton's Brigade)
(Kershaw's Brigade)
(Joined Kershaw's Brigade 11/26/62)

Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee, Late 1864-65

(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. WILLIAM DAVIE DESAUSSURE
Killed in Action, At Rose House about 100 yards behind the Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, while attacking

LT. COL. JOSEPH FINCHER GIST
Wounded at Chickamauga, Disabled, Brother of General S.R. Gist

MAJOR WM. M. GIST
Killed in Action, Fort Sander's, Son of Gov. W.H. Gist

LT. COL. FREDRICK SIMS LEWIE
Wounded at Deep Bottom

COL. JOHN BUNYON DAVIS
Paroled at Greensboro


LT. COLONELS: JOSEPH FINCHER GIST (Brother of General States Rights Gist), FREDERICK SIMS LEWIE, RICHARD ANDERSON (Not to be confused with General R.H. Anderson.)

MAJORS: J.F. GIST, WM. M. GIST, F.S. LEWIE

Staff:

J.D. Addy
N.A. Blanton
Thomas Brown
William Carter
F.W. Derrick (1Lt)
W.G. Fowler
J.S.G. Graham
W.B. Haselden
T. Hughey
W.M. Jerome
J.L. Johnson (Asst. Surg.)
C.F. Joiner
J.D. Kirby
Robert Leonard
E.C. McDaniel
J.I. Middleton Jr. (AQM)
L.B. Oswalt
J.L. Speake (Asst. Surg.)
W.J. Stemes
T.R. Thompson
J.S. Webber
T.S. Webber
W.C. Webster
W.S. Webster
A.M. Wood


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AT.W. RADCLIFFERICHLANDColumbia Rifles
.HENRY BEARD..
.PRESLY BROWN..
.Daniel Crawford (Capt.AQM)..
.J.S. Campbell (1Lt.)..
.Wm. Shiell (1Lt.)..
.J.N. Cathcart (2Lt.)..
.Richard O’neal (2Lt.)..
.Alfred Wallace (Asst.Surg.)..
.S.W. Dixon (1Sgt)..
.R.F. Zealy (1Sgt)..
.J.L. Lumsden (QMSgt.)..
.R.J. Price (QMSgt.)..
.W.J. Ledingham (Hosp.Stew.)..
BWM. M. GISTUNIONGIST GUARDS
.S.H. SHELDON..
.John Huckaby (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Rogers (1Lt.)..
.W.R. Barnett (2Lt.)..
.Milton McWhirter (2Lt.)..
.W.M. Smith (Bvt2Lt.)..
.P.P. Yarbrough (3Lt.)..
.T.J. Powell (Lt.)..
.C.F. Giles (SgtMajor)..
.Barham Bobo (1Sgt)..
CF.S. LEWIELEXINGTONLexington Guards
.D.J. GRIFFITH..
.J.H. LEWIE..
.S.I. Lewie (1Lt.)..
.Louis Shealy (1Lt.)..
.E.Z. Swygart (1Lt.)..
.W.W. Fulmer (2Lt.)..
.J.B. Jumper (2Lt.)..
.S. Spruel (2Lt.)..
.J.W. Jumper (1Sgt)..
.S.W. Kyzer (1Sgt)..
DT.J. WARRENKERSHAW.
.C.B. BURNS..
.George Crosby (1Lt.)..
.J.A. Schrock (1Lt.)..
.D.C. Kirkley (2Lt.)..
.J.V. Lyles (2Lt.)..
.W.H.R. Workman (2Lt.)..
.C.A. Fisher (Lt.)..
.J.M. Davis (Adj.)..
.J.J. Huckbee (1Sgt)..
.A. Sommers (1Sgt)..
.H.B. McCallum(Chap.)..
EJ.B. DAVISFAIRFIELDMONTICELLO GUARDS
.W.J. DAWKINS..
.W.W. KIRKLAND..
.C.B. Blair (1Lt.)..
. (1Lt.)..
. (1Lt.)..
. (1Lt.)..
.J.B. Martin (2Lt.)..
.J.W. Pearson (2Lt.)..
.T.H. Smart (2Lt.)..
.W.B. Cabeen (Bvt2Lt.)..
.J.B. Hoy (3Lt.)..
.J.M. Kirkland (ACS)..
.J.B. Davis (SgtMajor)..
FC.W. BOYD*UNIONThe Thicketty Rifles
.JNO. R. JEFFERIES..
.J.D. Jefferies (1Lt.)..
.James Norris (1Lt.)..
.George Steen (1Lt.)..
.S.S. Walker (1Lt.)..
.W.D. Hart (2Lt.)..
.Moses Wood (2Lt.)..
.J.A. Rowland (1Sgt)..
.W.D. Wilkens (1Sgt)..
.R.W. Boyd (OrdSgt.)..
GJ. MCCUTCHEONWILLIAMSBURGThe Williamsburg Rifles
.J.B. CHANDLER..
.W.M. Haselden (1Lt.)..
.B.P. Baron (2Lt.)..
.F.E. Cooper (2Lt.)..
.M.V. Timmons (Bvt2Lt.)..
.T.M. Fulton (1Sgt)..
.J.A. James(Surg.)..
.R.F. Maurice (Hosp.Stew.)..
HF.M. FARR UNIONMT. TABOR COMPANY
.W.H. SIMS..
.W.R. BRIGGS..
.W.P. FARR (1Lt.) ..
.J.L. Bailey (1Lt.)..
.W.P. Farr (1Lt.)..
.J.M. Porter (1Lt.)..
.W.G. Alverson (1Sgt)..
.Daniel Griffin (1Sgt)..
IJ.H. KOONLEXINGTONDUTCH FORK GUARDS
.J.A. DERRICK..
.R.W. FRICK..
.Wade Keisler (2Lt.)..
.J.L. Lake (2Lt.)..
.Walter Monts (2Lt.)..
.J.N. Lybrand (BvtLt.)..
.H.M. Wessinger (BvtLt.)..
.W.F. Wessinger (1Sgt)..
KH.J. BYRDEdgefield/AbbevilleDorn's Invincibles*
.W.M. McCaslan (1Lt.)..
.W.M. Rogers (1Lt.)..
. W.A. Smith (1Lt.)..
.W.H. Taggart (1Lt.)..
.Otway Henderson (2Lt.)..
.A.G. White (3Lt.)..
.A.B. Dean (1Sgt)..


*Dorn's Invincibles were organized with the support of Bill Dorn, the owner of Dorn's Gold Mine of McCormick, S.C. Captain Charles W. Boyd of Company F was killed in action at Chancellorsville.



For Additional Reading:

I have just been provided with the great news that James B. Clary will be publishing a new book on The Fifteenth. He is maintaining a pre-publication list of contacts. The book will be a must have item. Mr. Clary has been gracious enough to fill in some blanks for this page, please be gracious in your support of what promises to be a major addition to War Between the States literature. The title of the new work is A History of the 15th South Carolina Infantry: 1861-1865. Contact him now about the book. I wish to thank Jim, not only for the information he has shared for this page, but also his work with Mac on the Symposium... there are very few nice guys in today's world. Mac and Jim both qualify.

Mr. James Clary
A History of the 15th South Carolina Infantry:1861-1865



DICKERT, D. AUGUSTUS: History of Kershaw's Brigade,(Rosters).*
LEE, J. Edward: South Carolina in the Civil War, The Confederate Experience in Letters and Diaries, Chapter 15, Sgt Thomas Belue, Company F, 15th South Carolina
NICHOLS, WESLEY: Autobiography and Civil War Recollections of Wesley Nichols, 1915.


U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Boyd, C.C. Boyd, 15th, Vol. III, page 89
Boyd, C.W., Capt., Gregg’s First/15th SCV, Vol. 3, page 89
Crout, Ephriam, Co C, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 536
Crout, Jeremiah, Co I, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 520
Davidson, S.L., 7th Cavalry, 15th Infantry, Slave Account, Vol. 3, page 394
Eddy, W.S. Eddy, probably 15thth S.C.V., (Kershaw’s Brigade), Vol. 8, page 449 and 450, U.D.C.
Farr, Francis Marion, Capt., Co F, 15th SCV, Vol. 3, page 101
Jeffries, John R., Capt., Co. F, 15th SCV, Vol. 3, page 29
Jeffers, John Lt. Co. F, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 249-251
Jeter, James J, Col B, 15th SCV, Vol. 5, page 443
Jumper, Daniel, Co. C, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 305
Nichols, Wesley, Co. C, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, pages 307, 309, 310, 311, #28, 30, 1, 32, 35, 37
Rawl, Lewis, Co C, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 531
Robertson, J.B., Co K, 15th SCV, Co M, 7th SCV, Vol. 2, page 527
Sheldon, S.H., 15th SCV, Vol. 5, page 440
Tracy, J.B.M., Co. H, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, 347-354
Tracy, John, Co. H, 15th SCV, Vol. 3, page 104
Watts, A.T. Watts, Gettysburg, July 3, (probably Kershaw’s Brigade, either the 7th or 15th S.C.V.), Vol. 8, page 483, U.D.C.
Unk, Co. C, 15th SCV, Vol. 2, page 307, #28, maybe Nichols, Wesley
Young, T.J., Company B, 15th SCV, Vol. 5, page 206
Rosters and Other:
Co. A, Roster, Vol. II, page 599
Co. B, Roster, Vol. III, page 540
Co. B, Roster, Vol. II, page 596
Co. B, Roster, Vol. V, page 283
Co. F, Roster, Vol. II, page 597
Co. F, Vol. V, page 290
Co. F, Vol. V, page 293
Co. H, Roster, Vol. II, page 598
Co. H, Roster, Vol. V, page 294


Fifteenth S.C. Infantry, Battles and Stations .
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
11/07/61Hilton Head . Col. W.D Desaussure ...
06/16/62Secessionville Reserve Col. W.D Desaussure ...
8/29-8/30-62 Second Manassas Reserve (Engaged) Col. W.D Desaussure Drayton’s Ga. Brigade ..
9/14/62South Mountain. Col. W.D Desaussure Drayton’s Ga. Brigade..
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Between the town of Sharpsburg and Burnside's Bridge Col. W.D Desaussure Drayton’s Ga. Brigade Jones' Division Longstreet's Corps
12-13-62 Fredericksburg In Town Col. W.D Desaussure Kershaw's Brigade* Mclaw's Division Longstreet's Corps
5/5/63 Chancellorsville Pressing on 5/2- Salem Church 5/3-5/4 Lt. Col. J.F. GistKershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division .
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg Peach Orchard Col. W.D. Desaussure/K Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
... Lt. Col. J.G.Gist^ ...
9/19-9/20-63 Chickamaugha Snodgrass Hill Lt. Col. J.G. Gist/W Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
...Major Wm. M. Gist ...
11/16/63Campbell's Station . Major Wm. M. Gist Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
11/12-63 Knoxville .Major Wm. M. Gist Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
11/29/63Fort Sanders .Major Wm. M. Gist/K Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
... Capt. J.B. Davis ...
12/15/63Bean's Station. Capt. J.B. Davis Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Col. J.B. Davis Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania . Col. J.B. Davis Kershaw's Brigade Kershaw's Division First Corps
..... Col. J.W. Henagan .
5/23-5/25-64North Anna .Col. J.B. DavisKershaw's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
06/03/64Cold Harbor. Col. J.B. Davis Conner's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
July-27/29-64 Deep Bottom . Col. F.S. Lewie Conner’s Brigade Kershaw's Division First Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Col. J.B. Davis Conner's Brigade Kershaw's Division First Corps
.... Gen John Conner ..
08/64Detached to the Valley. Col. J.B. Davis Conner's BrigadeKershaw's Division Second Corps
9/3/64Berryville. Col. J.B. DavisConner's BrigadeKershaw's Division.
10/07/64Near Port Republic. Col. J.B. DavisConner's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
10/14/64Near Strasburg. Col. J.B. DavisConner's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
10/19/64 Middletown/Cedar Creek .Col. J.B. Davis Conner's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
....Col. J.D. Kennedy..
Late OctoberReturned to Richmond.Col. J.B. DavisKennedy's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
1/65Detached to the Carolina's.Col. J.B. DavisKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
2/65Carolina’s Campaign.Col. J.B. DavisKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
3/16/65Averasboro.Col. J.B. DavisKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
3/19/65Bentonville.Col. J.B. DavisKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.


^ Longstreet cited Gist as commander after death of Desaussure.


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