19th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry

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Brief History

19th Cavalry Battalion was formed in January, 1865, by consolidating five independent cavalry companies. Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee [1] .

Companies in this Battalion 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.

A Company - (also known as May River Troop): Captain M.J. Kirk

B Company - (also known as Keitts Cavlary and Keitts Mounted Riflemen)

C Company - (a;sp known as May River Troop)

D Company -

E Company - (also known as Ripley Rangers),  Assignment:  Trapier's Brigade, January - February 1865.

F Company -

G Company -

Other Sources

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
  • Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).