Regiment History

The 15th Wisconsin at Chickamauga, Georgia. Watercolor by Tom Redman of Redman Illustrations. Copyright 2000 by Tom Redman, all rights reserved.

Below are links to documents and other resources about the history of the 15th Wisconsin during the American Civil War (1861 to 1865).  If you know of items which are not included, but should be, then please contact us at genealogy@nagcnl.org.

Link Description
 
Brief History

As recounted in Records and Sketches of Military Organizations published in 1914. Includes links to Quiner’s history of the 15th.

Detailed History

As recorded in The Military History of Wisconsin by E.B. Quiner, 1866. Includes links to official reports, letters, and soldier profiles.

Muster In

Winter to Spring 1862: initial organization at Camp Randall, departure for the war, Society Nora, siege of Island No. 10, and raid on Union City.

Perryville

Summer to Fall 1862: Western Tennessee campaign, retreat to Kentucky, Battle of Perryville/Chaplin Hills, expedition to Clarksville, raid on Island No. 10.

Stones River

Winter 1862-1863: Nashville, skirmish at Knob Gap, Battle of Stone River/Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Chickamauga

Spring to Fall 1863: change of commanders, assault across the Tennessee River, Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.

Mission Ridge

Fall 1863 to Spring 1864: assault up Mission Ridge, relief of Knoxville, and wandering East Tennessee.

Atlanta Campaign

Summer 1864: assault up Rocky Face Ridge, Battle of Resaca, Battle of Dallas/Pickett’s Mill, fighting near Kenesaw Mountain, siege and fall of Atlanta, Georgia.

Muster Out

Fall 1864 to Winter 1865: guard duty at Chattanooga and Whitesides, muster out by companies, and regimental statistics.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the history of the 15th Wisconsin and its officers and enlisted men.

Songs They Sang

List of several original songs, with lyrics, that were sung in the 15th Wisconsin during the Civil War.

Sources

Lists of personal and regimental histories, official documents, and related reading, with links to on-line copies of some items and to relevant battlefield, ethnic, genealogical, and historical organizations.