19th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
19th Infantry Regiment, organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in May, 1861, contained men recruited at Charlottesville and in the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, and Amherst. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 1 officer and 29 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels P. St. George Cocke, Henry Gantt, Armistead T.M. Rust, and John B. Strange; Lieutenant Colonels John T. Ellis, Charles S. Peyton, and Bennett Taylor; and Majors Waller M. Boyd and William Watts. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A (The Monticello Guard) - many men from Albemarle County
Company B (The Albemarle Rifles) - many men from Albemarle County
Company C (The Scottsville Guard) - many men from Albemarle, County
Company E (The Piedmont Guards) - many men from Albemarle County
Company F (The Montgomery Guards) - many men from Albemarle County
Company G (The Nelson Grays) - many men from Nelson County
Company H (The Southern Rights Guard) - many men from Amherst County
Company K (The Blue Ridge Rifles) - many men from Albemarle County
The above information from 19th Virginia Infantry, by Ervin L. Jordan, Jr, and Herbert A. Thomas, Jr.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Edwards, John E. The Confederate Soldier: Being a Memorial Sketch of George N. and Bushrod W. Harris, Privates in the Confederate Army. New York: Blelock & Co., 1868. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082858 (2 fiche).
- Jordan, Ervin L. 19th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 33.
- Wood, W.N. Reminiscences of Big I. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., 1909. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082859 (2 fiche).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).