15th Alabama Infantry Regiment: Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments

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Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments:

15th Alabama Regiment
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Colonel William C. Oates

From To Brigade Division Corps Army/Department
Aug 1861 Oct 1861 Army of Potomac
Oct 1861 Apr 1862 Trimble's E.K. Smith's/Ewell's Potomac Dist Dept of N. VA
Apr 1862 May 1862 Trimble's Ewell's Dept of N. VA
May 1862 Jun 1862 Trimble's Ewell's Valley Dist Dept of N. VA
Jun 1862 Jan 1863 Trimble's Ewell's 2nd Army of N. VA
Jan 1863 Feb 1863 Law's Hood's 1st Army of N. VA
Feb 1863 Apr 1863 Law's Hood's Dept of NC and S. VA
Apr 1863 May 1863 Law's Hood's Dept of Southern Virginia
May 1863 Sep 1863 Law's Hood's 1st Army of Northern Virginia
Sep 1863 Nov 1863 Law's Hood's Longstreet's Army of Tennessee
Nov 1863 Apr 1864 Law's Hood's/Field's Dept of East Tennessee
Apr 1864 Apr 1865 Law's/Perry's Field's 1st Army of Northern Virginia

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Recommended Reading: Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates, by Glenn W. LaFantasie. Booklist: This excellent, scholarly biography deals with a man best known as Joshua Chamberlain's principal opponent on Little Round Top on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Like his famous opponent, the 15th Alabama Regiment's commander, William C. Oates, knew the art of the infantry officer. Born when much of his native Alabama was still frontier, he survived six wounds, including the loss of his right arm. After the war, he was a distinguished and eventually wealthy lawyer and state politician as well as a thoroughly unreconstructed rebel with a notoriously hot temper. Continued below…

Yet he made a scandal at the end of his career when, at a state constitutional convention, he advocated no racial limitations on voting rights… A valuable addition to the Civil War shelves. About the Author: Glenn W. LaFantasie is the Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History and the Director of the Center for the Civil War in the West at Western Kentucky University. He is the bestselling author of Twilight at Little Round Top. He has also written for several magazines and newspapers, including American History, North & South, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, The New York Times Book Review, America's Civil War, Civil War Times Illustrated, and The Providence Journal.

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