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19th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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19th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 2, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Nineteenth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Samuel Beatty, Charles F. Manderson; Lieut. -Cols., Elliott W. Hollingsworth, Henry G. Stratton, James M. Nash; Majs., Timothy D. Edwards, William H. Allen, Solomon J. Firestone. The following statement concerning the 19th is taken from the Official Army Register: "This regiment was organized at Alliance, Ohio, from Sept. 25, 1861, to Jan. 1, 1862, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until Oct. 24, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department." It took part in the battle of Shiloh, the occupation of Corinth and the engagements at Stone's river, Liberty gap, Chickamauga, Missionary ridge, Rocky Face ridge, Cassville, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Hood's First Sortie at Atlanta, Lovejoy's Station, Franklin, and Nashville. Gen. J. T. Boyle, commanding the brigade, said of the 19th at the battle of Shiloh : "The colonel and Capt. Manderson (acting major) held their men steady and deported themselves as did their officers and men, with coolness and courage until the colonel ordered them back to a position from under the fire of the enemy's battery. This position was held until the guns of the enemy were silenced by the well-directed fire of Capt. Bartlett's battery. Maj. Edwards (acting lieutenant-colonel) was shot dead from his horse and a number of privates were killed and wounded." The regiment entered the battle of Stone's river with 449 men and lost in killed, wounded and missing, 213 nearly one-half. The aggregate loss of the regiment at Chickamauga was 100 men killed, wounded and missing. In the charge at Missionary ridge it lost 1 man killed and 13 wounded. Seventy men were killed or wounded in the action at Lovejoy's Station, and the entire loss of the regiment in the Atlanta campaign was: killed, 2 commissioned officers and 28 men; wounded, 6 commissioned officers and 96 men ; missing, 13 men ; total, 145.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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