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www.childers-shepherd.org, 18 Feb 2009
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.