19th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry
- 19th Regiment
- Colonels: Benjamin L. Hodge, resigned July 15 1862;
Wesley P. Winans, killed November 25, 1863; Richard W.
- LTC's: James M. Hollingsworth, dropped May 8, 1862;
Wesley P. Winans, promoted colonel, July 15, 1862;
Richard W. Turner, promoted colonel November 25, 1863;
Hyder A. Kennedy
- Majors: Wesley P. Winans, LTC, May 8, 1862; RW Turner,
LTC July 15, 1862; Loudon Butler, killed, Sept 20, 1863;
Hyder A Kennedy, LTC Nov 25, 1863; Winfrey B. Scott,
killed May 27, 1864
Companies and their Commanders
- A, Vance Guards (Bossier). RW Turner, promoted Major, May
8, 1862; BB Matlock.
- B, Robins Greys (Bossier) Loudon Butler, p. Major, July
15th, 1862, John A. Bruton, killed Sept 20, 1863; Henry
J. James, mortally wounded March 27, 1865
- C, Claiborne Volunteers (Claiborne). Hyder A Kennedy, p.
major, Sept 20, 1863; S.A. Hightower.
- D.Claiborne Greys (Claiborne) Winfrey B. Scott, p major,
Nov 25, 1863; Morris Miller.
- E, Stars of Equality (Union), Hillory H. Ham, resigned
Jan 9, 1862; James B. Landers, resigned Nov 13, 1863;
William R. Roberts.
- F, Henry Marshall Guards (DeSoto). AJ Fortson, dropped
May 8, 1862; Andrew J. Handley, killed Nov 25, 1863; John
- G, Caddo 10th (Caddo) J.P. Bridges, dropped May 8, 1862
- H. DeSoto Creoles (DeSoto)John H. Sutherlin resigned Jan
12, 1862; Joshua L. Logan, resigned April 25, 1862;
Michael G. Pearson, killed May 26, 1864; William H.
- J, Keachi Warriors (Caddo) DS Wells, dropped, June 20,
1862; JF Smith.
- K, Anacoco Rangers (Sabine and Rapides), William W.
Smart, discharged, June 27, 1862; John W. Jones
This regiment was organized at Camp Moore on November 19,
1861, with eight companies. On Dec 11, two more companies
joined the regiment, giving it a total of 873 men. The
regiment spent the winter in New Orleans. In February,
1862, it went to Corinth, Mississippi. The men fought in
the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, and lost about one-fifth
of their total strength. During the engagement at
Farmington, on May 9, the regiment remained in the
trenches at Corinth to protects its brigade's camps and
supples. The regiment became part of the Mobile, Alabama
garrison in July and spent most of its time in camp at
Pollard, east of the city. In April 1863 the regiment
received orders to report to the Army of Tennessee at
Tullahoma, Tennessee. There the men became part of the
Louisiana Brigade commanded by General Daniel W. Adams
and later by General Randall. L. Gibson. The brigade
moved to Jackson, Mississippi in May and Joined Gen.
Joseph E. Johnstons's army. From July 5 to 25, the
brigade participated in the Siege of Jackson and the
regiment repulsed an attack on its trenches on July 12.
Returning to the Army of Tennessee in northern Georga,
the brigade fought in the Battle of Chicamauga, Sept
19-20. Company F captured two enemy cannon, and the
regiment lost 153 of the 350 officers and enlisted men
engaged. The regiment repulsed several attacks during the
Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25 but had to retreat
when the Federals outflanded its position. During the
winter of 1863-4, the regiment camped near Dalton, GA.
The men fought in the Atlanta Campaign at Mill Creek Gap,
May 8-11, at Resaca, May 14-15 and at New Hope Church,
May 25-28. In the battle around Atlanta, the regiment
foungt at Atlanta, July 22, Ezra Church, July 28, and
Jonesboro, Aug 31. The regiment went with the army into
Tennessee. On November 30, the regiment arrived too late
to participate in the fighting at Franklin. They did see
heavy fighting in the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15-16.
From Nashville the army retreated to Tupelo, MI. After
several months there, the brigade received orders to
report to Mobile. The men participated in the Siege of
Spanish Fort, March 27-April 8, 1865. When Mobile was
evacuated, the regiment was consolidated as part of a new
unit, the Pelican Regiment. Companies A, E and I became
Company A. Companies C, F, G and K became Company D, and
Companies B, D and H became Company E. On May 8, the
regiment surrendered at Gainesville, Al.
A photo of a Original
19th LA Soldier
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19th La Information copied from Dr Arthur W. Bergeron's
"Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units
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Updated May 1, 1998