The Fighting Fifteenth Alabama Infantry

A Civil War History and Roster


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About the Book

At the start of the Civil War, volunteers from six counties in southeastern Alabama formed the 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment. As part of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—and briefly serving with Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee—the 15th Alabama was one of the Confederacy’s most active regiments and fought in many of the war’s key battles.
Based on firsthand accounts, this volume chronicles the regiment’s experiences from its organization in July 1861 through its surrender at Appomattox. Detailed firsthand accounts are given of the 15th’s action at Shenandoah, Gettysburg, Chickamauga and Spotsylvania, along with intimate descriptions of camp life. Service records of each member are provided, including enlistment, hometown, battle wounds and, where applicable, cause of death.

About the Author(s)

James P. Faust is a private investigator. He is a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as a major. He lives in Ozark, Alabama.

Bibliographic Details

James P. Faust
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 35 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9612-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1856-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
One—Raising a Regiment 5
Two—Settling in Virginia 19
Three—The Foot Cavalry 30
Four—Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and Winter Quarters 57
Five—Gettysburg 75
Six—The 15th Moves West 93
Seven—Back in Virginia 108
Appendix A: Service Records 137
Appendix B: 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment Battle Flag 191
Appendix C: Reunion of the 15th Alabama Infantry 192
Appendix D: Regimental Statistics 193
Chapter Notes 195
Bibliography 203
Index 205

Book Reviews & Awards

“it is well researched and covers all the bases of a good regimental history”—Civil War News.