CONFEDERATE TENNESSEE TROOPS
15th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
15th Infantry Regiment was organized at Jackson, Tennessee, in June, 1861 and in July totalled
744 men. Its members were from Memphis and the counties of Weakley, Lake, Madison, and
Shelby. Company G contained men from Kentucky and Southern Illinois. After fighting at
Belmont, Shiloh, and Perryville, the unit was assigned to Bate's,
Tyler's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. During June, 1863, it was consolidated with
the 37th Regiment. It was active at Hoover's Gap, then participated in the campaigns of the army
to Atlanta, returned to
Tennessee with Hood, and saw action in North Carolina. This regiment reported 200 casualties at
Shiloh and had 34 disabled at Perryville. The 15th/37th lost fifty-eight
percent of the 202 engaged at Chickamauga and in December, 1863, totalled 234 men and 148
arms. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Charles M.
Carroll and Robert C. Tyler; Lieutenant Colonels Thorndike Brooks and James H.R. Taylor; and
Majors John W. Hambleton, John F. Hearn, and John M. Wall.
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