Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 19th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 19th Infantry Regiment

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The 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Huntsville, 14 August 1861, It was ordered to Mobile immediately and remained there about three months, then was at Pensacola for two weeks. Ordered to Corinth, the 19th was brigaded under General Gladden of Louisiana, with the 22nd, 25th, and 50th regiments, and after Shiloh, the 17th Battalion, Sharpshooters, and the 39th regiment. There were few casualties at Missionary Ridge, and the 19th wintered at Dalton. In the almost incessant fighting from there to Atlanta, the regiment lost heavily in casualties, particularly at new Hope and near Marietta. The brigade, under the command of General Johnston of Perry, the 19th was badly cut up in the battles at Atlanta on 22 and 28 July. Losses were slight at Jonesboro. At the Battle of Franklin, the 19th lost only a few to battle wounds, but many were captured. It went to North Carolina and was engaged at Kinston and Bentonville, losing heavily in the latter affair. Then consolidated with the 40th and 46th Alabama regiments at Salisbury (with M. L. Woods as colonel and Ezekiel Gully of Sumter as lt. colonel), the 19th surrendered at that place, 76 strong. Companies Of The Alabama 19th Infantry Regiment Co. "A," Pickens Rough and Readys (Pickens): George R. Kimbrough (promoted to Lt. Col.); Robert J. Healy (KIA, Murfreesboro); Dyer C. Hodo (wounded, Atlanta) Co. "B," Blount Continentals (Blount): William R. D. McKenzie (KIA, Corinth); William R. Trice (resigned, 20 July 1863); Hugh L. Houston (KIA, Atlanta) Co. "C," Jefferson Warriors (Jefferson): William F. Hanby (wounded, Shiloh) Co. "D," Jake Curry Guards (Cherokee): William P. Hollingsworth (transferred to General Ed. D. Tracy's staff); Edward Thornton (KIA, Jonesboro); Benjamin L. Archer Co. "E," Cherokee Guards (Cherokee): William E. Kirkpatrick (resigned, 17 Feb 62); Marvel M. Israel (wounded, Chickamauga; died, 8 April 64); Thomas J. Williamson (wounded, Atlanta) Co. "F," Davis Guards (Cherokee): Rufus B. Rhea (resigned, 7 Sept 63); Samuel M. J. Howard Co. "G," Cherokee Mountaineers (Cherokee): Jackson Millsaps (resigned, 31 July 62); John N. Barry (dismissed, 23 April 64); James H. Leath (wounded, Atlanta) Co. "H," Cherokees (Cherokee): Joseph L. Cunningham (transferred to General Naglee's staff); Samuel B. Echols (resigned, 3 Sept 64; William B. Tripps; Samuel Marshall Co. "I," Cherokee Rangers (Cherokee): James H. Savage (promoted to Major) Co. "K," Blount Guards (Blount): James H. Skinner (retired, 1 July 62); Solomon Palmer (promoted to Major); Nathaniel J. Venable (KIA, Marietta); James K. Duffeeshow more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514376105
  • 9781514376102

About John C Rigdon

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials for Haitian Creole and several languages of West Africa including French, Moore, Bambara, and Dioula (Jula). John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.net"show more