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Unit

Confederate Regiment

19th Virginia Infantry

Organized: Manassas, VA; mustered in 5/1861
Commanding Officers:
  Col. J. B. Strange
  Capt. John L. Cochran
  Lt. William N. Wood
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 150
  Total Casualties: 71
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 47.3%

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #8a: Sykes' Regulars Begin Advance on Sharpsburg
   Detail Map #8b: Sykes' Regulars Near Sharpsburg

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #322: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
   Tablet #364: Garnett's Brigade, Jones' Division - 15 Sep, 11 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
   Tablet #368: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
   Tablet #369, cont: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
   Tablet #321: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
   Tablet #369: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
   Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Jones' Division
  Brigade - Pickett's (Garnett's) Brigade



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History of the Unit:
Company C organized at Scottsville, Capt (later Colonel and commander of the 19th) Henry Gantt. Most companies recruited and formed in Charlottesville. Organized for 1 year at Manassas Junction May 1861 - transferred to Confederate service 7/1/1861 - reorganized 4/29/1862 - surrendered Appomattox Court House 4/9/1865.

"The first Colonel of the regiment was Philip St. George Cocke, of Powhaten, who, up to the time the Virginia troops were turned over to the Confederate government commanded the whole of the VA forces in northern VA. He never took command of the regiment, and the only official act he ever performed as Colonel of the Nineteenth was to appoint First Lieutenant C. C. Wertenbaker, of Co. A, as adjutant of the regiment. Gen. Cocke commanded the Third Brigade (in which the Nineteenth was) and after the first battle of Manassas was promoted Brigadier General. He committed suicide soon after, and the writer has no doubt that his having been taken from the supreme command of the VA army, and reduced to a regimental commander, was what caused his death".

"Lieutenant-Colonel John Bowie Strange was the actual commander of the regiment, and to him was due the drill and discipline of the command. Major Henry Gantt, of Scottsville, was the third field officer".
(from Hardesty's)


References, Sources, and other Notes:
See a history and muster rolls (Albrmarle soldiers) of the Regiment online courtesy of rootsweb. Transcribed from Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Illustrated), 1884, Special VA Edition, R. A. Brock, H. H. Hardesty & CO, NY, Richmond, Chicago, and Toledo.

We have 6 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ALtWood, William Nathaniel        We have some details for this person
BCaptCochran, John Lewis   
HCaptBrown, Benjamin J        We have some details for this person
KPvtMcSparran, R. W.Died   09/21     We have some details for this person
F&SColStrange, John BowieKIA   09/14     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkLtAnderson, Benjamin Died   10/20     We have some details for this person

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