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Federal Regiment

19th Indiana Infantry

Organized: Indianapolis, IN; mustered in 7/29/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out on 10/18/1864
Commanding Officers:
  Col Solomon Meredith
  LCol Alois O Bachman
  Capt William W Dudley
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 202
  Killed in Action (KIA): 28
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 13.9%

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
   Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield
   Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
   Tablet #13: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
   Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #2: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
   Tablet #3: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
   Tablet #6: Gibbon's Brigade, Doubleday's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 4th Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps



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History of the Unit:
Organizational history: Left State for Washington, D. C., August 5, 1861. Attached to 3rd Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, King's 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, Iron Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps to October.

Service: Affair at Lewinsville, Va., September 11, 1861. Reconnoissance to Lewinsville September 25. Occupation of Falls Church September 28. Duty at Fort Craig, Va., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Camp at Upton's Hill till April 9. Advance on Falmouth, Va., April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till May 25. McDowell's advance on Ricbmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 1-21. At Warrenton till August 5. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Reconnoissance to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills August 5-6. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Sulphur Springs August 26. Gainesville August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Col Meredith was in command of the Regiment as part of the Brigade's assault on South Mountain on September 14th, but he turned over command to LCol Bachman on the 16th due to lingering effects of injuries suffered at Groveton (August). LCol Bachman was mortally wounded leading a charge of the Regiment down the Hagerstown Pike on the morning of September 17th, and Captain Dudley took command.

The remainder of the War:
At Sharpsburg till October 30. Movement to Warrenton, thence to the Rappahannock October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign ("Mud March,") January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Expedition to Westmoreland County and operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. At Rappahannock Station and Culpeper August 1 to October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-29. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Bottom's Bridge June 12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to October 18. Non-Veterans mustered out July 28, 1864. Weldon R. R. August 18-21. Consolidated with 20th Indiana Infantry October 18, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 194 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 316.

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We have 18 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtAdleman, Joseph KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtChamberlin, Napoleon KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BCaptDudley, William W        We have some details for this person
BPvtGray, John Died   10/12     We have some details for this person
CPvtAnderson, John R.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtParker, Thomas H.Died   11/20     We have some details for this person
DPvtLayey, Lewis KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
EPvtDusang, Samuel W.Died   09/29     We have some details for this person
EPvtJones, Joseph. Died   10/29     We have some details for this person
FPvtOlmond, George Died   10/11     We have some details for this person
HPvtLayman, William. Died   10/11     We have some details for this person
HPvtLowrey, Thomas Died   10/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtRich, Henry Died   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtClark, John W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtJohnson, Henry H.Died   11/15     We have some details for this person
F&SLColBachman, Alois OMWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SColMeredith, Solomon         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtAnton, D. LeviKIA   09/17

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