19th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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Brief History

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.  [1]

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 D (The Howardsville Grays) - many men from Albemarle and Nelson County, Virginia

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.

Other Sources

  • 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).


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).