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    15th North Carolina Company A During The Maryland Campaign/Battle Of Sharpsburg

    What can any of you tell me about how this company or regiment was engaged? Any first-hand accounts?

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    Looking at the casualties reports, you can see that Company A had some heavy casualties. Although the 15th had "just" a regiment strenght of 133 men.
    They fought in the West Woods.

    http://antietam.aotw.org/officers.php?unit_id=568

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinkel View Post
    Looking at the casualties reports, you can see that Company A had some heavy casualties. Although the 15th had "just" a regiment strength of 133 men.
    They fought in the West Woods.

    http://antietam.aotw.org/officers.php?unit_id=568
    My great, X4 uncle served with Company A.




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    Jeremiah Brown

    Enlisted on 7/15/1862 at Wake County, NC as a Private.

    On 7/15/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NC 15th Infantry

    (date and method of discharge not given)

    He was listed as:

    * AWOL 12/27/1863 (place not stated) (Thru 04/30/64. No further records)

    Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

    - North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

    Sent to hospital Culpepper C. H., Va. November 8, 1863, granted 30 days furlough November 27, absent without leave from December 27, 1863, last recorded absent, deserted, on Jan/Feb 1864 muster roll, no further information

    Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

    - North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

    Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina




    Where was company "A" located in the West Woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinkel View Post
    Looking at the casualties reports, you can see that Company A had some heavy casualties. Although the 15th had "just" a regiment strength of 133 men.
    They fought in the West Woods.

    http://antietam.aotw.org/officers.php?unit_id=568
    My great, X4 uncle served with Company A.




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    Jeremiah Brown

    Enlisted on 7/15/1862 at Wake County, NC as a Private.

    On 7/15/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NC 15th Infantry

    (date and method of discharge not given)

    He was listed as:

    * AWOL 12/27/1863 (place not stated) (Thru 04/30/64. No further records)

    Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

    - North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

    Sent to hospital Culpepper C. H., Va. November 8, 1863, granted 30 days furlough November 27, absent without leave from December 27, 1863, last recorded absent, deserted, on Jan/Feb 1864 muster roll, no further information

    Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

    - North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

    Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina




    Where was company "A" located in the West Woods? Any info of regimental movements?

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    Darn! Could you delete that first post Hinkel? I didn't mean to hit send.

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    They fought at Crampton's Gap prior to Antietam. From: http://antietam.aotw.org/exhibit.php?exhibit_id=426

    The 96th Pennsylvania Infantry of Schuylkill County made a singular impression at Crampton's' Gap. Largely composed of Anthracite coal miners under command of Col. Henry Cake, the regiment charged the extreme Confederate left, unsupported, driving the 10th Georgia of Semmes' Brigade from its Mountain Church Road defense line into a mountain meadow. In so doing they sparked one of the war's few recorded hand-to-hand bayonet fights. Driven headlong into the meadow, remnants of the 10th took shelter in the stone farm house of the widow Susan Tritt, converting it into an impenetrable fortification, their fire coming to bear from its windows. Undaunted the 96th surrounded the house, broke into it, and again cleared it with the bayonet.

    Pushing on into the wooded mouth of Whipp's Ravine, Cake's 96th commenced the arduous ascent toward the gap only to again come under fire from the 15th North Carolina of Cobb's Brigade above them to their right on Arnoldstown Road. Cake turned the regiment to its right up the near vertical north face of the ravine, clawing their way toward their tormenter. In a twinkling the 96th fragmented the 15th North Carolina, a portion retreating into the gap, most scurrying up the mountain with Cake's nearly exhausted men right behind. At the summit of the north ridge winded prisoners gave themselves up, and the 96th's colors were planted in triumph after numerous color bearers had been shot from beneath them.


    Also, this is from The Maps of Antietam by Bradley Gottfried.

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    Last edited by Shiloh; 11-27-2017 at 08:35 PM.

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