Georgia 19th Infantry Regiment



HISTORICAL NOTES:
The Georgia 19th Infantry Regiment was assembled during the summer of 1861. Its companies were raised in Henry, Jackson, Douglas, Coweta, Carroll, Mitchell, and Bartow counties. Comprising 900 men, the unit was sent to Virginia and placed in the Potomac District. In April, 1862, it totaled 395 effectives and during the war served under the command of Generals W. Hampton, Archer, and Colquitt. The 19th fought in many battles from Seven Pines to Chancellorsville, then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and later Florida where it took part in the conflict at Olustee. In April, 1864, it returned to Virginia and continued the fight at Proctor's Creek and Cold Harbor and in the Petersburg lines south and north of the James River.
The 19th regiment lost 32 killed and 157 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, 13 killed and 76 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and 3 killed and 40 wounded at Chancellorsville. It sustained 96 casualties at Olustee. In 1865 the unit participated in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

FIELD OFFICERS:
Colonels:
William W. Boyd
Andrew J. Hutchins
James H. Neal
Lieutenant Colonels:
Tilman W. Flynt
Ridgway B. Hogan
Thomas C. Johnson
Majors:
William Hamilton
John W. Hooper
Charles W. Mabry

BATTLES:
Beaver Dam Creek
Gaines' Mill
Frayser's Farm
Cedar Mountain
2nd Bull Run
The capture of Harpers Ferry
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Olustee
The Carolinas Campaign
Bentonville

ROSTERS:
Rosters of this regiment may be found in Roster of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia

Company A - Fulton County, Georgia Georgia Volunteers
Company B - Fulton County, Georgia Jackson Guards
Company C - Campbell County, Georgia Palmetto Guards
Company D - Coweta County, Georgia "Senoia Infantry"
Company E - Heard County, Georgia Heard Grays Or Heard Vols.
Company F - Carroll County, Georgia Carroll Guards
Company G - Henry County, Georgia Henry Guards
Company H - Paulding County, Georgia Cotton Guards
Company I - Carroll County, Georgia ("Villa Rica Gold Diggers") Or ("Gold Diggers")
Company K - Bartow County - Georgia Kingston Volunteers


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REFERENCES:
Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies