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19th Infantry Regiment, organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in May, 1861, contained men recruited at Charlottesville and in the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, and Amherst. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 1 officer and 29 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels P. St. George Cocke, Henry Gantt, Armistead T.M. Rust, and John B. Strange; Lieutenant Colonels John T. Ellis, Charles S. Peyton, and Bennett Taylor; and Majors Waller M. Boyd and William Watts. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A (The Monticello Guard) - many men from Albemarle County
Company B (The Albemarle Rifles) - many men from Albemarle County
Company C (The Scottsville Guard) - many men from Albemarle, County
Company E (The Piedmont Guards) - many men from Albemarle County
Company F (The Montgomery Guards) - many men from Albemarle County
Company G (The Nelson Grays) - many men from Nelson County
Company H (The Southern Rights Guard) - many men from Amherst County
Company I (The Amherst Rifles) - many men from Amherst County
Company K (The Blue Ridge Rifles) - many men from Albemarle County
The above information from 19th Virginia Infantry, by Ervin L. Jordan, Jr, and Herbert A. Thomas, Jr.
- Edwards, John E. The Confederate Soldier: Being a Memorial Sketch of George N. and Bushrod W. Harris, Privates in the Confederate Army. New York: Blelock & Co., 1868. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082858 (2 fiche).
- Jordan, Ervin L. 19th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 33.
- Wood, W.N. Reminiscences of Big I. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., 1909. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082859 (2 fiche).
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