for 300,000 more; the regiments 21st to 28th, inclusive, were organized in response to the call of August 4, 1862, for 300,000 men for nine months service.
The remaining regiments went out in response to the different calls for three-years men.
The greatest mortality from disease in any regiment from the State
occurred in the 15th regiment, and was undoubtedly due to the climate of the Gulf
and Lower Mississippi
, in which locality the regiment was stationed during much of its service.
It was mustered out at Charleston, S. C.
, July, 5, 1866, having serve the longest of any regiment from the State
--The 5th sustained the greatest loss in battle of any infantry regiment in the war. The 1st Infantry was a three-months' regiment, which was organized April 26, 1861, and left the State
It served under General Patterson
in the Shenandoah
, and was mustered out on the 9th of August.
The 15th and 16th Infantry enlisted for nine months; the other regiments enlisted for three years. The 3d, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Infantry re-enlisted for another term; the 2d and 5th were killed up with recruits, which, with their reenlisted