The Tennessee 19th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Knoxville, Tennessee, during May and June, 1861, and entered Confederate service at Cumberland Gap. The men were recruited in the counties of Hamilton, Sullivan, Washington, Rhea, Knox, Polk, McMinn, and Hawkins. It fought at Fishing Creek , Shiloh , and Baton Rouge , and after serving in the Vicksburg area joined the Army of Tennessee. The 19th was assigned to Stewart's, Strahl's, and Palmer's Brigade, and participated in the difficult campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta . Later it moved with Hood back to Tennessee and saw action in North Carolina. During September, 1861, it had 812 men present for duty, reported 34 casualties at Fishing Creek, and lost about twenty-five percent of the 400 at Shiloh and thirty-three percent of the 380 at Murfreesboro. The regiment suffered 94 casualties of the 242 engaged at Chickamauga , had 34 disabled at Chattanooga , and in December, 1863, totalled 195 men and 119 arms. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with 64 men.
David H. Cummings
Carrick W. Heiskell
Francis M. Walker
James G. Deadrick
Beriah F. Moore
Rufus A. Jarnagin
Brigadier General Felix K. Zollicoffer's command
The 19th Tennessee fought at Fishing Creek, Shiloh, and Baton Rouge.
Served in the Vicksburg area
Assigned to Stewart's, Strahl's, and Palmer's Brigade
The Atlanta Campaign
The Carolina’s Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2032 men.
Several companies changed company letters when they were transferred from state into Confederate service. The letters shown below are those used in Confederate service, with a notation of the previous letters where applicable.
John D. Powell, Daniel A. Kennedy, Co. "A", formerly "B". "The Hamilton Grays." Men from Hamilton County.
Zadock T. Willette, D. K. Byers, James G. Deaderick, Thomas M. Brabson, Co. "B", formerly "F". Men from Washington County.
James P. Snapp, Ward C. Harvey, A. Wynne Smith, Co. "C", formerly "E". "The Blountville Guards." Men from Sullivan County
Warner E. Colville, Joseph G. Frazier, Samuel J. A. Frazier, Co. "D". Men from Rhea County.
John W. Paxton, John M. Miller, William W. Lackey, Henry A. WaIler, Co. "E", formerly "H". "The Knoxville Grays." Men from Knox County.
John H. Hannah, Co. "F", formerly "G". Men from Polk County.
A. L. Gammon, R. L. Blair, Co. "G". Men from Sullivan County.
Willie Lowry, William P. H. McDermott, Co. "H". Men from McMinn County.
Francis M. Walker, Thomas H. Walker, Beriah F. Moore, Jackson D. Lively, Co. "I", formerly "A". "The Marsh Blues." Men from Hamilton County.
Abraham Fulkerson, Carrick White Heiskell, Isaiah H. Huffmaster, Co. "K", formerly "C". "The Hawkins Boys." Men from Hawkins County
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