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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 from Chickamauga 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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