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Fifteenth New Jersey Infantry.

First Jersey Brigade — Wright's Division--Sixth Corps.

(1) Col. Samuel Fowler. (2) Col. William H. Penrose, R. A. Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A.
(3) Col. Edward L. Campbell; Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. V.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1 2 3       15
Company A 2 28 30   17 17 172
  B   27 27 1 10 11 170
  C 2 22 24   13 13 171
  D 1 34 35   15 15 185
  E   22 22   14 14 165
  F 1 21 22   12 12 164
  G   16 16   12 12 170
  H   25 25   11 11 161
  I   17 17   16 16 155
  K 1 18 19   11 11 174
Totals 8 232 240 1 131 132 1,702

240 killed == 14.1 per cent.

Of the 947 originally enrolled, 190 were killed == 20 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 856; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 19.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Fredericksburg, Va. 8 North Anna, Va. 1
Salem Heights, Va. 41 Cold Harbor, Va. 18
Gettysburg, Pa. 1 Winchester, Va. 4
Brandy Station, Va. 1 Opequon, Va. 9
Wilderness, Va. 7 Fisher's Hill, Va. 4
Spotsylvania, Va., May 8 31 Cedar Creek, Va. 27
Spotsylvania, Va., May 10 5 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 3
Spotsylvania, Va., May 12 80    

Present, also, at Rappahannock Station; Mine Run; Hanover C. H. (1864); Weldon Railroad; Strasburg; Charlestown; Hatcher's Run; Fort Stedman; Sailor's Creek; Appomattox.

notes.--The Fifteenth left the State Aug. 27, 1862, with 947 officers and men. Colonel Fowler was forced to resign within a few months on account of ill health, and died before the close of the war. He was succeeded by Penrose, then a Lieutenant in the Third United States Infantry. Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell had served with honor in the Third New Jersey, and, as Colonel Penrose was in command of the brigade much of the time, led the Fifteenth in most of its battles. The regiment joined the Army of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry on October 1, 1862, and was assigned to the First Jersey Brigade, Brooks's (1st) Division, Sixth Corps; it remained in the First Division during its entire term of service. It was under fire at the first battle of Fredericksburg, sustaining a small loss, but in the second battle at that place--Salem Church--it lost 24 killed, 126 wounded, and 4 missing. On May 4, 1864, the regiment crossed the Rapidan with 15 officers and 429 muskets available in action; nearly 300 of these fell at Spotsylvania, the muster-out rolls bearing the names of 116 who were killed or mortally wounded there. In two weeks the command was reduced to 6 officers and 136 muskets. The remnant of the regiment fought under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, where they sustained another terrible percentage of loss at Cedar Creek; Major Lambert Boeman was killed in that action. The rolls of the Fifteenth were swelled by large accessions of conscripts and substitutes who joined in the winter of 1864-5, but not until most of the fighting was over. The loss of life fell largely on the old regiment.

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