SC 19th Infantry Regiment
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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 H. McDevitt, Third Lieutenant;
Franklin Milledge, First Sergeant;
Aquilla Mayer, Third Sergeant, wounded at Nashville, Tenn.
David Mayer, Sergeant;
Jesse Mayer, Corporal;
George W. Howard, Corporal, age 15, captured at Glasgow, Tenn., exchanged and discharged as minor at Shelbyville, Tenn.
Marshal Arthur, killed at Missionary Ridge;
Wm. H. Bouware, age 15;
James Broyden, age 15, wounded at Chickamauga;
John Bryan, age 18;
James Cowan, died of disease;
James Dunn, died of disease at Bardstown, Kentucky;
Richard Dunn, died of disease at Atlanta;
Robert Foster, discharged at Saltillo, Miss., consumptive;
Mark Hilborn, wounded at Chickamauga;
Thomas Kernaghan, wounded in battle at Murfreesboro;
William Napper, died of disease;
Thomas Peay, discharged at Saltillo, Miss.;
Thomas Page, wounded at Atlanta;
John W. Roper, killed in battle at Chickamauga;
George Samuel, wounded at Atlanta;
John Slaton, wounded at Atlanta;
William Sharpton, died of disease at Lauderdale Springs, Miss.;
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.
REF: Chapman: History of Edgefield County - pg. 446
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Chapman, John A.
A History of Edgefield County
|Rigdon, John C. - The Civil War in South Carolina||
|Rigdon, John C. - The South Carolina Civil War Soldiers Index||
|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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