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Creation Date

11-12-2016

Description

The marker reads: “15TH ALABAMA INFANTRY (Continued from other side) The 15th Alabama was recruited from Barbour, Dale, Henry, Macon, Pike, and Russell Counties and organized at Ft. Mitchell in Russell County in the summer of 1861. The unit fought in many skirmishes and battles including: Winchester, Va. May 25, 1862, Cross Keys, Va. Jun. 6, 1862, Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 27, 1862, Malvern Hill, Va. Jul. 2, 1862, Cedar Mountain, Va. Aug. 9, 1862, Second Manassas Va. Aug. 28-30, 1862, Chantilly, Va. Sept. 1, 1862, Sharpsburg, Md. Sept. 17, 1862, Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862, Gettysburg, Pa. Jul. 2-3, 1863, Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19-20, 1863, Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864, Spotsylvania CH, Va. May 8-19, 1864, North Anna, Va. May 25, 1864, 2nd Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 3, 1864, Vicinity of Petersburg, Va. Jun. 1864-Apr. 1865, Of the 1,612 officers and men who joined the 15th Alabama, 279 were killed in battle, 599 were wounded and 459 died of disease. Only 172 remained to surrender with General Lee at Appomattox CH on Apr. 9, 1865. ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP NO 486, DENT’S ARTILLERY 2009”

Latitude, Longitude

32 deg 0' 56.18", 85 deg 18' 40.91"

Keywords

"Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Batesville (Ala.); Historic markers; 15th Alabama Infantry; Confederate volunteer infantry; American Civil War"

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