15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry

Organized at Detroit, Monroe and Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 16, 1861, to March 13, 1862. The 15th Michigan was mustered into Federal service on March 20, 1862 at Monroe, Michigan and first engaged the enemy at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6th and 7th. After the Civil War ended, the 15th Michigan moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where they remained until they were mustered out on August 18, 1865.

15th Michigan Commanders and Engagements

COL John M. Oliver - Shiloh April 6-7, 1982 and Farmington, MS May 9. 1862

Lt. Col. John McDermott - Siege of Corinth, MS May 10, 1862

COL John M. Oliver - Iuka, MS September 19, 1862

Lt. Col John McDermott - Chewalla, MS October 1, 1862 and Corinth, MS October 3-4, 1862

COL John M. Oliver - Siege of Vicksburg June 11 - July 4, 1863; Big Black, MS July 5, 1863; and Siege of Jackson, MS July 11-18, 1863

Maj F. S. Hutchinson - Resaca, GA May 14, 1864: Big Shanty, GA June 15, 1864; and Kenasaw Mountain, GA June 25, 1864

Lt. Col F. S. Hutchinson - Decatur, GA July 20, 1864; Atlanta, Siege of Atlanta, and Memphis Railroad July 22 - August 29, 1864; Jonesboro, GA August 31, 1864; Lovejoy's Station, GA September 2, 1864; Clinton, GA November 20, 1864; Fort Mc Allister, GA December 13, 1864; Orangeburg, SC February 14-15, 1865; Congaree, SC February 15, 1865; and Saluda Creek, SC February 16, 1865

COL F. S. Hutchinson - Columbia, SC February 17, 1865; Fayettebille, NC March 13, 1865; and Bentonville, NC March 19, 1865

Historical Note

OUTSIDE SHILOH 1862...

"March 29 - A good day for spring fever and it took hold of a good many. Have been busy all day preparing to leave for the south. This eve the 15th Mich came in tired, dirty and used up. The regt. Numbers about 900 and are armed with Austrian muskets, a very clumsy looking gun."

From The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861-1863

 

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