CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS
15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
15th Infantry Regiment, organized at Choctaw, Mississippi, in May, 1861, contained men
from Holmes, Choctaw, Quitman, Montgomery, Yalobusha, and Grenada counties. The regiment
was active at Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Baton Rouge, and Corinth, then was placed in Rust's,
Tilghman's, and J.Adams' Brigade. After serving in the Vicksburg area, it joined the Army of
Tennessee and participated in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's winter
operations, and the Battle of Bentonville. This unit had 34 officers and
820 men on January 7, 1862, and lost 44 killed, 153 wounded, and 29 missing at Fishing Creek.
Many were disabled at Peach Tree
Creek and Franklin, and only
a remnant surrendered in April 1865. The field officers were Colonels Michael Farrell and
Winfield S. Statham; Lieutenant Colonels James R. Binford, J.W. Hemphill, and Edward C.
Walthall; and Majors William F. Brantly, James B. Dennis, Russell G. Prewitt, and Lamkin S.
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