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15th Engineer Regiment
Civil War
New York Sappers and Miners

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

During its service the regiment lost, killed in action, 4 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 enlisted man; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 121 enlisted men; total 3 officers, 126 enlisted men; aggregate, 129; of whom I enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Monument at Gettysburg

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Historical Sketch from the 3rd Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics

15th Engineer Marker 15th Engineer Marker

15th Engineer Regimental Flag 15th Engineer Regimental Flag

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to int-historians@ng.army.mil with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

An appeal to the President, as the constitutional Commander in chief of the Army of the United States, by the recruits who volunteered to fill up the old 15 regiment of N.Y. volunteer engineers to be discharged according to their contract of enlistment, and according to General Order no. 108 of April 28, 1862. Washington: McGill & Witherow, printers, 1864. 59 p.

Ostrye, Luke-Charles. The Civil War Letters of Luke-Charles Ostrye.

Reminisco, Don Pedro Quaerendo, pseud. Life in the Union army; or, notings and reminiscences of a two year volunteer. A rhythmical history of the Fifteenth N.Y. volunteer engineers, Colonel John McLeod Murphy, during its recent two years' campaign in and about Washington, and in the State of Virginia, by Don Pedro Quaerendo Reminisco, a private in the ranks. [New York]: H. Dexter, Hamilton & co., [1863]. 147 p.

Reminisco, Don Pedro Quaerendo, pseud. Life in the Union army; or, notings and reminiscences of a two year volunteer. A rhythmical history of the Fifteenth N.Y. volunteer engineers, Colonel John McLeod Murphy, during its recent two years' campaign in and about Washington, and in the State of Virginia, by Don Pedro Quaerendo Reminisco, a private in the ranks. New York: Sinclair Tousey, 1864. 147 p.

Roster of the 50th and 15th regiments, New York state volunteer engineers, Army of the Potomac. Compliments of the Secretary, Sam B. Williams. Rochester: Union and Advertising Press, 1894. 39 p.

Trudeau, Noah Andre (compiler). Roman Citizen  1865 – Letters from the 15th New York Engineers.
Taken from http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html.

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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