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15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

 
 
15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
15th Reg. Mass. Vols.

Here, September 17, 1862, the Fifteenth Reg. Mass.
Volunteers, with the First Company Andrew Sharpshooters
attached, 606 men of all ranks, commanded by
Lieut. Col. John W. Kimball, Gorman's Brigade.
Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps.
met and engaged troops of the Brigades of
Semmes, Early and Barksdale.
Within twenty minutes 330 had fallen, 75 killed
and 255 wounded, 43 dying of wounds.


(Rear):
Killed
Co. B -- Capt. Clark S. Simonds.
" " -- Private John Campbell.
" " -- " " Daniel Carpenter.
Co. C -- Capt. Richard Derby.
" " -- Private Zadoc Batterson.
" " -- " " Hiram A. Chambers.
" " -- " " John Frazer.
" " -- " " Charles E. Holbrook.
" " -- " " John P. Larkin.
" " -- " " George W.B. Sawyer.
Co. D -- Private Leander J. Owens.
" " -- " " William S. Sholes.
" " -- " " Charles H. Styles.
" " -- " " George H. Thompson.
Co. E -- Sergt. Amos H. Shumway.
" " -- Private John H. Curran.
" " -- " " James H. Davis.
" " -- " "
Front Pannel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. Front Pannel
Alexander Thompson.
" " -- " " Conrad M. Tower.
" " -- " " Charles H. Wheelock.
Co. F -- Sergt. Elisha F. Johnson.
" " -- Corp'l William L. Blood.
" " -- " " Joseph G. Fretts.
" " -- " " John W. Heath.
" " -- Private Henry R. Bliss.
" " -- " " Shepard Brown.
" " -- " " Benjamin Davis.
" " -- " " John H. Hillman.
" " -- " " Alfred L. Russell.
" " -- " " James E. Sargent.
" " -- " " Justus G. Wellington.
Co. G -- Private Arthur J. Andrews.
" " -- " " Asa T. Bryant.
" " -- " " Harrison J. Clisbee.
" " -- " " Edward S. Johnson.
" " -- " " Michael Dugan.
" " -- " " Orin L. Davis.
" " -- " " Benjamin R. Elliott.
" " -- " " Charles J. Merriam.
" " -- " " Lewis H. Moore.
Co. H -- Sergt. James B. Fletcher.
" " -- Corp'l. Henry A. Collar.
" " -- Private Andrew Addision.
" " -- " " Henry W. Ainsworth.
" " -- " " O. W. Batchelder.
" " -- " " Patrick Finnegan.
" " -- " " Isaac E. Marshall.
" " -- " " George N. Smith.
" " -- " " Christopher Young.
Co. I -- 1st Lieut. Frank S. Corbin.
" " -- Private Henry L. Amidon.
" " -- " " Lucis
Rear Pannel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
3. Rear Pannel
H. Briggs.
" " -- " " George Butler.
" " -- " " William S. Chapman.
" " -- " " Charles G. Foster.
" " -- " " Abram Sargent.
" " -- " " George R. Stone.
" " -- " " Mose Wood.
Co. K -- 1st Sergt. Thomas Fernald.
" " -- Private Adam N. Baker.
" " -- " " E.R. Buffum.
" " -- " " Thomas Kelley.
" " -- Private James Shay.
" " -- " " Joseph T. Smith.
" " -- " " John L. Starrett.

- Andrew Sharpshooters -
1st Co -- Capt. John Saunders.
" " -- Lieut. William Berry.
" " -- Sergt. John Q. Adams.
" " -- " " George Whittemore.
" " -- Corp'l Richard A. Van Mall.
" " -- Private Edwin T. Hills.
" " -- " " Joseph S. Ingalls.
" " -- " " Marcus M. Parmenter.
" " -- " " Warren Snow.
" " -- " " Martin V. Strong.

Died of Wounds
Co. A -- Corpl -- Franklin Garner -- Oct. 6, 1862.
Co. B -- Private -- George Adams -- Oct. 7, 1862.
Co. C -- Sergt. -- Joseph P. Johnson -- Oct. 14,1862.
" " -- Private -- Harlow D. Getchell -- Oct. 14, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Thomas Hastings -- Sept. 20, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Waldo B. Maynard -- Sept. 24, 1862.
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The Wounded Lion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
4. The Wounded Lion
The sculptor's note at the lower left is "A.O'Connor, Sc. Holden. Mass. 1900."
" -- " " -- Robert R. Moses -- Oct. 5, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Charles E. Warren -- Oct. 2, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Leonard M. Towsley -- Sept. 27, 1862.
Co. D -- Corpl. -- E.D. Jordan -- Sept. 26, 1862.
" " -- Private -- Darney Cooney -- Sept. 25, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Silas D. Marsh -- Sept. 22, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Francis H. Noye's -- Sept. 20, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Melville Walker -- Sept. 29, 1862.
Co. E -- Private -- Alfred W. Davis -- Sept. 22, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Edwin E. Rindge -- Oct. 21, 1862.
Co. F -- Corpl -- William L. Adams -- Oct. 10, 1862.
" " -- Private -- William H. Clark -- Oct. 1, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Albert W. Livermore -- Jan. 18, 1863.
" " -- " " -- Charles Perry -- Sept. 27, 1862.
" " -- " " -- William E. Vaneaver -- Nov. 1, 1862.
Co. G -- 1st Lieut. -- Thomas J. Spurr -- Sept. 27, 1862.
" " -- Sergt. -- Jonathan P. Stow -- Oct. 1, 1862.
" " -- Private -- George Burns -- Nov. 15, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Francis H. Marble -- Nov. 26, 1862.
" " -- " " -- James Hughes -- Sept. 28, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Willie E. Morse -- Dec. 20, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Alfred Snow -- Oct. 18, 1862.
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15th Mass. Vol. Inf. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
5. 15th Mass. Vol. Inf. Marker
" -- " " -- Charles L. Mitchell -- Oct. 24, 1862.
Co. H -- Private -- Samuel Emerson -- Sept. 26, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Franklin L. Hayden -- Sept. 27, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Charles D. Smith -- Sept. 27, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Simon Sullivan -- Oct. 21, 1862.
Co. I -- Sergt. -- Edwin L. Parmenter -- Oct. 15, 1862.
" " -- Private -- Henry Butler -- Nov. 14, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Edward L. Day -- Sept. 20, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Henry Hathaway -- Sept. 20, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Thomas P. Munyan -- Oct. 17, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Godfried Reideman -- Sept. 30, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Alfred Tourtellotte -- Oct. 19, 1862.
Co. K -- Private -- David Rodgers -- Dec. 27, 1862.
" " -- " " -- Francis F. Young -- Nov. 7, 1862.
- Andrews Sharpshooters -
1st Co. -- Private -- Samuel D. Abbott -- Sept. 20, 1862.

 
Erected 1900 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 28.707′ N, 77° 45.098′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Hagerstown Pike (State Highway 65), on the right
15th Massachusetts Advanced Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2008
6. 15th Massachusetts Advanced Position
Looking down the modern day Hagerstown Pike toward the monument location (on the right). At around 9 a.m. on the morning of the battle, the 15th Massachusetts had advanced with its brigade to a point along the high ground seen here cut by the modern highway. The position was just north of the A. Poffenberger farm.
when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 4 of the West Woods walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Second Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lemuel Stetson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away); Longstreet's Command (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. Note the photo from the dedication ceremony with surviving members of the regiment. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Site detailing the regiment's history through its term of service, ending in mid-1864. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,265 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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