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Company A
William A Brown
- Corporal
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Contact Name: David Brown
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Date Added: 11/13/2010

Company A
Thomas Polk Hinson
- Private
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Contact Name: Darlene Tallent
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Date Added: 12/17/2016

Company A
John R Wyatt
- Private
John R Wyatt was my Great Grandfather.
Contact Name: Walter W. Wyatt, Jr
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Date Added: 12/7/2014

Company B
David Nelson Bourn
- Private
Enlisted Richmond 4 April 1863, age ~45, carpenter, conscript (substitute for T.T. Lyon)
Wounded (in leg) 10 June 1864 near Cold Harbor
Wounded at Howlett House
Captured at Five Forks 1 April 1865
Prisoner at Point Lookout, MD
Oath of Allegiance 23 June 1865 (released)

Description from POW records:
Place of residence: Richmond, VA
Complexion: dk.
Hair: dk. brown
Eyes: hazel
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.

At the time of his enlistment, he was a widower with a 4-year-old son (William Henry), my great-grandfather.
Contact Name: Lindsey Bourne
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Date Added: 2/21/2005

Company B
George M Garey
- Private
enlisted at Kinston N.C. 4/17/1864 at age 17
Paroled at Farmville, VA. 4/11-12/1865
Contact Name: Charles Steffler
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Date Added: 5/1/2008

Company B
William W. Garey
- Corporal
William W. Garey enlisted on May 14, 1861 at Richmond mustered in as private and promoted to corporal July 10,1864. Captured at Petersburg on April 3, 1865 and confined at Point Lookout, Md. were he took the oath of allegince June 12, 1865
Contact Name: Charles Steffler
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Date Added: 5/5/2008

Company B
Erasmus Washinton Gates
- Private
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Contact Name: Thomas Butchers
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Date Added: 1/8/2010

Company B
layton Nicholas long
- Private
Enlisted April of 1861 in virginia, served 4 years, left just before the surrender of Petersburg. 3rd Great Grandfather
Contact Name: Jeff Ladd
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Date Added: 3/8/2009

Company B
John McWilliam
- Corporal
Family oral history states that John McWilliam was killed 2 weeks prior to his marriage to Sarah F. Pearce, sister of John Pearce also of Co. B. Records show he was killed at the Battle of Five Forks.
Contact Name: Mike Anderson
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Date Added: 12/21/2004

Company B
John Rives Morris
- Private
John Rives Morris is my great-great grandfather. He enlisted on 14 May 1861 as a Private in the Virginia Life Guard, which became the 15th Virginia Infantry. He appears on muster rolls for July-Dec 1861 and Jan-Feb 1862. He surrendered on 17 April 1865 at Richmond, VA and was paroled on 18 April after taking his amnesty oath. He was an overseer at Walker's factory in Richmond, working for John Stewart Walker, Captain (later Major) of Company B, 15th Regiment. Walker was killed at the battle of Malvern Hill on 1 Jul 1862. After the war, Morris returned to work at Walker's factory in Richmond and named his eldest son John Stewart Morris after Walker.
Contact Name: Steve Craig
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Contact Homepage: stevecraig@comcast.net
Date Added: 2/17/2016

Company B
John T Pearce
- Private
John Pearce was discharged in 1861 due to illness. He was able to run the Union blockade and settle in Bethel, CT to work in the family trade, hatting. His family joined him in 1869. His sister, Sarah F. Pearce, lost her fiance John McWilliam, KIA, and married P.T. Barnum''s blacksmith in 1872. She lived to 109 and was the oldest Confederate nurse. If she had lived one more year she would''ve seen me born and 6 generations in the family. John Pearce eventually became a reporter for a Danbury newspaper that was owned by a man that served with the Co. C, 17th Connecticut Volunteers.
Contact Name: Mike Anderson
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Date Added: 12/21/2004

Company C
Michael Korb
- Private
Michael Korb is my great-great grandfather. He lived at Negrofoot in Hanover county and ran the store and post office there until his death in 1874.
Contact Name: Pat Baber
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Date Added: 10/28/2012

Company C
Thomas Andrew Layne
- Private
If one were to travel to Hanover, Virginia and visit the Confederate War Monument there, you will find my great grandfathers name listed along with the men of the 15th Infantry, Company C. Thomas Andrew Layne survived that war and returned home to Beaverdam, Virginia. He married my great grandmother, Mary E. Layne and had children one of which was my grandfather--- Leonidus Layne and my grandmother, Martha Thomas Beasley Layne, had eight children who were the following--- James Layne ' Jimmy ', William Layne, Joseph Layne, Frank Layne ( My father )Wesley Layne. Daughters were-- Mary Layne, Martha Layne and Minnie Layne. Most of the family is buried in Elon Baptist Cementery, Rather Glen, Virginia. I wish that I had a photo of the Army of Northern Virginia, 15th Infantry, Company C. If anyone has a photo or knows how to get one please contact me.We Laynes come from a long line of military service to our country and are damn proud to be from the SOUTH !!!
Contact Name: Frank Lee Layne, Senior Master, U.S.A.F. Retired
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Date Added: 1/4/2010

Company C
Edward Brooke Talley
- Private
Born: 5/10/1838 in King William Co., VA. Enlisted into the ' Patrick Henry Rifles ' 4/23/1861 in Ashland, VA. Died at home in Hanover Co., VA 12/24/1861 of Typhoid Fever. Father: Williamson Talley.
Contact Name: Jeff Talley
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Date Added: 10/21/2010

Company C
John G. Tiller
- Corporal
John G. Tiller, of Hanover County, Virginia enlisted in Co. C 15th Virginia Infantry (Patrick Henry Rifles) on 7-29-1861 at Camp Adams. He was appointed corporal on 5-16-1864. He served in that company throughout the War of Northern Aggression and was paroled at Burkeville, Virginia on 4-14-1865. He married Francis Tolliver Taylor, also known as Fannie, on 6-10-1869 in Ashland (Hanover County) Virginia. His widow applied and recieved a widow's pension for his Confederate service on 9-25-1918.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company D
Jacob Webster Carwile
- Private
Prisoner of war captured in April 1865 at Five Forks, Va
Contact Name: Jesse
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Date Added: 9/15/2010

Company D
William Thomas Gray
- Corporal
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Contact Name: John A. Gray
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Date Added: 2/15/2004

Company D
George Hendrick
Rank Unknown
Brother of James T. Hendrick
Contact Name: Bruce R.Copal
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Date Added: 1/28/2007

Company D
James Taylor Hendrick
- 1st Sergeant
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Contact Name: Bruce R.Copal
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Date Added: 1/1/2007

Company D
Alexander Jennings
- Private
Enlisted as a Private on 13 May 1861.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 23 May 1863.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 5 November 1863.
Reduced to ranks on 1 June 1864.
Contact Name: Eric Stone
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Date Added: 5/27/2010

Company D
William James McCloy
- 1st Lieutenant
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Contact Name: Robert McCloy
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Date Added: 12/7/2015

Company D
Morris Taylor
Rank Unknown
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Contact Name: Grant
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Date Added: 7/27/2005

Company E
John Arnold Edwards
- Lieutenant
John Arnold enlisted on October 12, 1861, (King George County) as a Lieutenant. He was wounded on October 11, 1863, at Brandy Station and hospitalized in Richmond and died on January 17, 1864. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA.

He is my 2nd Great Grandfather.
Contact Name: Janice L. Jones
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Contact Homepage: kinggeorgechapter1616.com
Date Added: 5/29/2012

Company E
William Henry Hanes
- Private
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Contact Name: Scott Hanes
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Contact Homepage: www.kabar44.com
Date Added: 8/7/2005

Company E
John W. Mallory
- Private
John W. Mallory of Hanover County, Virginia enlisted in Co. E 15th Virginia Infantry (Ashland Grays) on 10-16-1864 after previously serving in Co. F 56th Virginia Infantry. He served the Confederacy throughout the War of Northern Aggression and was paroled in Richmond, Virginia on 4-20-1865.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company E
Lucius E. Mallory
- Corporal
Lucious E. Mallory was born on 8-2-1834 in Hanover County, Virginia and enlisted in Co. E 15th Virginia Infantry (Ashland Grays) on 4-23-1861. He was promoted to the rank of corporal between 2/1862 and 12/1862 and served in that company throughout the War of Northern Aggression until he was paroled at Appomatox Court House on 4-9-1865.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company E
Cornelius Melvin Mantlo
- Private
Enlisted 7/27/1861 at Camp Atkins. Wounded 5/16/1864 at Drewry's Bluff. Present & accounted for through 12/1864. Captured at Petersburg, Va. 4/2/1965 and confined at Point Lookout, Md. where he took the oath of Allegiance 6/15/1865. He married Deliliah A. 12/1866. He died about 1909 in Hanover Co., Va.
Contact Name: Jeff Talley
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Date Added: 10/15/2010

Company E
William Anthony Stone
- Private
William Anthony Stone of Hanover County, Virginia enlisted in Company E 15th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Ashland Grays) on 10-16-1864 at Ashland, Virginia. He served in that company throughout the War of Northern Aggression and was paroled at Ashland on 4-25-1865. He was survived at his death by his wife, Katie C. Stone, whom he had married in Hanover County on 9-11-1867.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company E
Charles Coleman Taylor
- 2nd Lieutenant
Charles Coleman Taylor, known to family and friends as 'Coleman', was born in Hanover County, Virginia. He enlisted in Co. E 15th Regiment Virginia Infantry ( Ashland Grays) on 4-23-1861 at Richmond, Virginia and was mustered in as the company's 2nd Lieutenant. He was appointed to that rank on 7-1-1861 and served in that company until 4-25-1862 when the company was reorganized. He then enlisted in Company G 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry (Hanover Light Dragoons) and served in that company throughout the War of Northern Aggression. He was paroled in Richmond, Virginia on 4-20-1865. During his assignment to the Hanover Dragoons he also was detailed as a scout for Generals James Ewell Brown Stuart and General Fitzhugh Lee. He married Mary Francis Vass of Caroline County and lived out his life after the war in Ashland, Virginia (Hanover County). He is buried at the Woodland Cemetery in Ashland.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/11/2008

Company E
Chastain H. Taylor
- 1st Lieutenant
Chastain H. Taylor was born in Hanover County, Virgnia. He enlisted in Company E 15th Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Ashland Grays) on 4-23-1861 in Richmond, Virginia and was appointed 1st Lieutenant of the company. On 5-7-1862, at the end of his one year enlistment, he resigned from the company because he was a co-partner in the firm of J.W. & C.H. Taylor, which had entered into a contract with the Confederate Government. The firm had been contracted to transport arms, ammunition, and supplies for the Confederacy and when in October of 1864, there was no longer a need to transport non-existant supplies, he rejoined his old company on 10-29-1864. He served in that company throughout the War of Northern Aggression until after the surrender at Appomatox Court House and refused to sign a parole. He lived out his life in Ashland, Virginia and is buried in the Woodland Cemetery in Ashland.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/11/2008

Company E
James Phillip Vass
- Private
James Phillip Vass enlisted in Co. E 15th Va. Infantry (Ashland Grays) in Richmond on 4-23-1861. He was discharged on disability on 2-27-1862. He died in Hanover County Virginia in 1892 and was survived by his widow, Ann Maria Vass, whom he had married in Hanover County on 1-7-1868.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company E
Joseph E. Vass
- Private
Joseph E. Vass of Hanover County, Virginia enlisted in Co. E 15th Virginia Infantry (Ashland Grays) on 1-5-1864 at Richmond, Virgnia. He served in that company during the War of Northern Aggression and was paroled in Richmond, Virginia on 4-20-1865.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company E
Thomas Jackson Vass
- Corporal
Thomas Jackson Vass enlisted in Co. E 15th Va. Infantry on 7-23-1861 at Camp Adams. He served throughout the war of Northern Aggression and was paroled at Appomatox Court House on 4-9-1865 at the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. He died on 5-5-1883 and was survived by his widow, Edna J. Vass, whom he had married on 12-19-1867 in Hanover County, Virginia.
Contact Name: John Henry Taylor
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Date Added: 1/15/2008

Company G
Nicholas Gerber Hobson
- Private
Born Henrico County, Joined April 1861, paroled at Appomatax court house Spring 1865.
Married Susan Fanny Warriner 1870. Lived in Richmond and died there in 1899 at age 60. Had about 10 children some of whom are Nettie, Rufus, Vickie, Henry, Augustine, Caledonia (Calley), and Eunice.
Contact Name: David McDonel
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Date Added: 8/22/2009

Company H
John Peter Neurohr
- Drum Major
Drummer boy - 15 years old
Contact Name: Lisa Neurohr Ambrose
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Date Added: 4/28/2014

Company I
William Broaddus Bowles
- Private
Born: 9/25/1822, Died: 8/8/1913. Enlisted 4/23/1861 at Richmond, Va. at the age of 39 years. Served until 7/22/1862 when he was discharged by New Consript Law for being over thew age of 35. Buried at New Bethesda Baptist Church.
Contact Name: Jeff Talley
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Date Added: 10/15/2010

Company I
Patrick Henry Hughes
- Private
Born 1842, Died Jan. 17, 1900. Brother of my GG Grandmother, Mary Catherine Hughes Henry. Buried at Gethsemane Church of Christ, Hanover Co., Va. Enlisted at Williamsburg, Va. May 29, 1861. Occupation: Farmer. Captured Sept. 17. 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD. Paroled Sept. 27, 1862. Recieved at Fort Monroe for exchange Nov. 5, 1862. Wounded in right side May 16, 1864 at Drewry's Bluff. Absent wounded through Dec. 1864. Captured in hospital April 3, 1865 and sent to Newport News, Va. where he was paroled June 10, 1865.
Contact Name: Jeff Talley
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Date Added: 10/13/2010

Company I
Bowling Richardson
- Private
Enlisted 4/23/1861. He married my GGG Grandmother's sister.
Contact Name: Jeff Talley
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Date Added: 10/13/2010

Company I
William Henry Smith
Rank Unknown
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Contact Name: William Henry Smith
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Date Added: 10/21/2015

Company K
John Marxhausen
- Private
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Contact Name: Ellie Tighe
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Date Added: 6/7/2010

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