SC 19th Infantry Regiment
Company B


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Thomas P. Shaw, Captain, promoted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, wounded and made prisoner at Franklin, Tenn.;

Robert G. Lamar, First Lieutenant, promoted Quarter Master Regiment;

Matthew H. Hunter, Second Lieutenant;

John C. A. Shaw, Third Lieutenant.

Roll of Company as organized at Corinth, May, 1862.

T. W. Getzen, Captain, age 23, wounded at Atlanta, July 28th, 1864, lost a leg 10th of March, 1865, at Bentonville, N. C.;

John C. A. Shaw, First Lieutenant, killed in battle at Atlanta;

Lewis Hester, Second Lieutenant, killed in battle at Nashville, Tenn.;

John H. McDevitt, Third Lieutenant;

Franklin Milledge, First Sergeant;

James Parker, Second Sergeant, killed in battle at Nashville, Tenn.;

Aquilla Mayer, Third Sergeant, wounded at Nashville, Tenn.

David Mayer, Sergeant;

James Morrison, Corporal;

Jesse Mayer, Corporal;

George L. Hall, Corporal, age 17, shot accidentally;

Christopher Glover, Corporal, age 18;

George W. Howard, Corporal, age 15, captured at Glasgow, Tenn., exchanged and discharged as minor at Shelbyville, Tenn.


Marshal Arthur, killed at Missionary Ridge;

Chapell Attaway,

John Brooks;

Wm. H. Bouware, age 15;

James Broyden, age 15, wounded at Chickamauga;

John Bryan, age 18;

John Bassell,

R. Burkhalter;

Francis Clark, captured at Branchville, S. C., and unaccounted for;

James Cowan, died of disease;

Elbert Doby, wounded at Kingston, N. C.;

Henry Doby,

Charles Dinkins,

Henry Dunn;

James Dunn, died of disease at Bardstown, Kentucky;

Richard Dunn, died of disease at Atlanta;

Robert Day, died of disease at Atlanta;

James Davis, wounded at Atlanta;

Thomas Franklin, killed in battle at Chickamauga;

Robert Foster, discharged at Saltillo, Miss., consumptive;

Fletcher Goff,

Colleton Glover;

John Green, killed in battle at Chickamauga;

William Gullege,

Henry Gullege;

John Horn, died of disease in Mississippi;

Samuel Horn, killed in battle at Kingston, N. C.;

Peter G. Horn, wounded at Atlanta, arm amputated;

Milledge Horn, wounded at Bentonville, N. C.;

William Horn, killed in battle at Chickamauga;

Elijah Horn, died of disease at Rome, Ga.;

Absalom Horn, wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn.;

J. A. Horn, wounded at Atlanta;

John Harden,

George Harden,

Frank B. Henderson,

John Hester,

Robert Hatcher;

John Hatcher, killed in battle at Chickamauga;

Mark Hilborn, wounded at Chickamauga;

James Henderson;

William Jones, wounded;

Thomas Kernaghan, wounded in battle at Murfreesboro;

Joseph Kennedy, died of disease;

Joel McClendon;

Drury Mealing, died of disease at Enterprise, Miss.;

Joseph Napper;

William Napper, died of disease;

William Noble, died of disease;

Thomas Peay, discharged at Saltillo, Miss.;

Joseph Powell;

Thomas Page, wounded at Atlanta;

John W. Roper, killed in battle at Chickamauga;

Joseph Ryan,

Elbert Ryan,

Edward Ripley,

Ephriam Rhodes,

Henry Rhodes,

Benjamin Smith;

George Samuel, wounded at Atlanta;

Leonidas Sego;

John Slaton, wounded at Atlanta;

William Sharpton, died of disease at Lauderdale Springs, Miss.;

William Treadaway,

Edward Toney,

James M. Turner,

James H. Webb;

Hiram Webb, wounded at Farmington, Tenn., accidental discharge of his gun;

William Whitehead, wounded at Atlanta, Ga.;

George Wise, wounded at Shelbyville, Tenn.; arm amputated;

Robert I. Walker, died of disease in Mississippi.

Commissioned and non-commissioned officers after reorganization, May 1862, 13; privates, 71; total rank and file, 84.

This roll was prepared by Captain Thomas W. Getzen, of Lake City, Fla. I have two copies before me, both prepared by Captain Getzen, and they do not correspond with each other absolutely in all particulars, nor does the copy from the office in Columbia entirely correspond with either, though very nearly.

There were killed in battle, 10; mortally wounded, 0; died of disease, 12; total deaths, 22; wounds received not mortal, 20; total casualties, 42; deaths only one over on-fourth.

As matter of history, I copy the following memoranda, which I find upon the roll of Company B, Nineteenth South Carolina Volunteers:

Thomas W. Getzen entered company at organization as a private; elected Third Lieutenant vice R. G. Lamar appointed Quarter-Master of regiment; elected Captain of Company B at reorganization at Corinth, Miss., May, 1862; commanded regiment at the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., after the wounding of Colonel and Major; acted as Major until the 22nd July at Atlanta, when Major White, commanding, was wounded; commanded regiment on 28th July on the left at Atlanta, was wounded and furloughed 60 days; returned to regiment and commanded it at Nashville, Tenn., Kingston, and Bentonsville, N. C.; lost a leg at the latter place; paroled at Highpoint, N. C. No signature.

I think Captain Thomas P. Shaw has rather hard measure dealt him. According to one copy of the roll which lies before me he was promoted from Corporal to Captain; was wounded at Franklin, Tenn., and died from his wound at that place. Another copy says he was wounded at Franklin, but says nothing of his promotion from Corporal, nor of his death; while still another copy says he died of wounds at Franklin, making no mention of promotion. On the copy, however, which does not mention his death at Franklin, there is written in pencil on the line with his name, "Promoted Colonel", no date. This, no doubt, was read by the clerk in the Adjutant Generalís office, "promoted from Corporal." I do not know when he was promoted Colonel. I only know that when I joined the Regiment, Company D, in March or February 1864, while they were still in winter quarters at Dalton, Ga., Shaw was Colonel or Lieutenant Colonel commanding the Regiment. He was in command as Colonel until after I was wounded and carried to the rear. I saw him under fire more than once, but especially at New Hope church, and he was as cool and collected as though he were receiving welcome guests at his own home. He was in command of the Regiment at Franklin, Tenn., was wounded there, shot through the body, the ball striking centrally in the upper part of the chest, but he did not die at Franklin; he was taken prisoner, but how long he remained in the hands of the enemy I do not know. He lived until some time after the war I know, for I saw him once since, and I hope he is living yet. He died in 1883.

His brother, Lieutenant Shaw, was killed in battle at Atlanta in 1864.

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Rivers, Col. William J. - Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service
Capers, Major Ellison. - Confederate Military History - South Carolina Volume - 705 pgs.


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