25th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry:
"25th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Volunteers, was assembled at Camp
Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in August, 1861. The following counties furnished
companies for the regiment: Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Cherokee,
Transylvania, Clay, Macon, and Buncombe. It moved to Grahamville, South Carolina
and remained there until March, 1862. The unit then moved back to North Carolina
and arrived in Virginia on June 24. Serving in R. Ransom's and M.W. Ranson's
Brigade, it fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg,
served in North Carolina, then saw action at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff. Later the
25th participated in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the
Appomattox Campaign. It reported 128 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles,
15 in the Maryland Campaign, 88 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Plymouth. Many
were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, only 8 officers and 69 were
present. The field officers were Colonels Thomas L. Clingman and Henry M.
Rutledge; Lieutenant Colonels S.C. Bryson, St. Clair Dearing, and Matthew N. Love;
and Majors John W. Francis, William S. Grady, and William Y. Morgan."