|Death: ||May 29, 1864|
Buried alongside men of the 15th US and 16th US who died in battle of New Hope Church: Corpl Samuel T. Davis, Moran, McDowell, Reis, Hughes, Unknown, Marshall, Findley, Unknown, Mahaffey, Gilson, T. F---. 15th US was organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed by Act of Congress July 29, 1861. Regiment organized at Wheeling, W. Va. 16th US: "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.
...a detachment of the Fifteenth Infantry, consisting of six companies of the First Battalion and two companies of the Third Battalion, under the command of Maj. Albert Tracy... On the 26th it marched into position near Dallas, Ga. May 27, marched three miles in the direction of New Hope Church, took up position, and was shelled by the enemy. From this time to the 5th of June we were constantly skirmishing with the enemy, losing during the time 1 corporal and 6 privates killed, and 1 corporal and 10 privates wounded. The enemy having left their position on the 6th, the battalion marched toward Acworth, and encamped. -No. 103. Reports of Capt. Horace Jewett, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding First Battalion. September, 1864.
The battalion, composed of six companiesóCompany A, commanded by Lieutenant Jackson; Company B, by Capt. W. S. McManus; Company C, by Captain Norton; Company D, by Lieutenant Derickson with Lieutenant Burness; Company E, by Lieutenant Harrison, and Company F, by Lieutenant Forbes, numbering in all 10 officers and 307 enlisted menóleft Graysville, Ga., on the 3d of May, under the command of Maj. John R. Edie, as a part of the Second Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps... ...On the 27th moved to the left of the Fourth Army Corps and went into position at New Hope Church, where the battalion threw up works under a heavy fire of the enemy's cannon, losing 3 men wounded. Remained in this position at New Hope Church until the 5th day of June, when the enemy evacuated, losing 1 officer, Lieutenant Forbes, killed on skirmish line 31st of May; 1 man killed and 6 wounded on the 28th; 1 wounded on the 31st, and 1 on June 1. -No. 104. Reports of Capt. William S. McManus, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding Second Battalion. September 19, 1864.
...on the 27th at New Hope Church, where we acted as support to Wood's division. Evening prevented our being called into action, so we merely, with the rest of the brigade, covered the withdrawal of his troops and threw up works on the ground we held. The following day we lost heavily skirmishing with the enemy, and during the ten days' operations at that point, in addition to much suffering from wet and exposure, lost many men in killed and wounded. On the night of the 29th May two companies, A (First) and C (Second), gallantly charged and took a hill in our front, which was then fortified by the Second, Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, Captain Fetterman. The rebels charged this position the 31st, and we aided the Second, Eighteenth, in repulsing them. -No. 105. Reports of Capt. Robert P. Barry, Sixteenth U. S. Infantry. September 18, 1864.
BURIED AT: SECTION G SITE 7505
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: G 7505
Created by: Janet
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
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