15th (Lucas) Battalion, Heavy Artillery



This unit was organized as infantry with two companies on June 6, 1861. It was mustered into Confederate service on James Island. In July of 1861, the unit was converted to heavy artillery. Company C was added on November 15, 1862. It was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on April 26, 1865.


Lucas, James J. - Major


The 15th (Lucas') Battalion, Heavy Artillery was engaged in the following battles:

Capture of the U.S.S. Isaac Smith SC (30 JAN 1863)
Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)


REF: Sifakis - p. 9

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