19th Wisconsin
Infantry Regiment


Roster

Battles involving 19th Infantry
Assignments for 19th Infantry
 


- Organized on Apr 30 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI
- Enlistment term: 3 years
- Mustered out on Aug 9 1865 at Richmond, VA

Available statistics for total numbers of men listed as:
- Enlisted or commissioned: 1157
- Drafted: 35
- Killed or died of wounds (Officers): 2
- Killed or died of wounds (Enlisted men): 41
- Died of disease (Officers): 3
- Died of disease (Enlisted men): 115
- Prisoner of war: 92
- Died while prisoner of war: 14
- Disabled: 228
- Missing: 7
- Deserted: 49
- Discharged: 59
- Mustered out: 645
- Transferred out: 25

Historical notes and Reports:

Nineteenth Infantry
WISCONSIN
(3-YEARS)

Nineteenth Infantry. -- Cols. Horace T. Sanders, Samuel K. Vaughn Lieut.-Cols., Charles Whipple Rollin M. Strong, Samuel K. Vaughn, Majs., Alvin E. Bovay, Rollin M. Strong, Samuel K. Vaughn, Amos O. Rawley.

This regiment was organized in the winter of 1861-62, at Camp Utley, Racine, and was ordered to Camp Randall on April 20 to guard Confederate prisoners sent from Fort Donelson. It was mustered in April 30, 1862, left the state June 2, and was on garrison duty at Norfolk, Va., until April 14, 1863.

It was then on picket and guard duty at various points for about two weeks, when it was assigned to duty at West Point and Yorktown until the middle of August, and at Newport News until Oct. 8. It was then divided by companies for outpost and picket duty at points near New Berne, N. C., and was in several small engagements with the enemy.

It was ordered to Yorktown, April 28, 1864, and on May 12 the right wing, acting as a skirmish line, covered the 3rd brigade. It accompanied the general advance upon Fort Darling, carried the first line of the enemy's works, and occupied the road in the rear of Fort Jackson, where the next day the regiment was united. It was compelled to fall back by the furious assault of a heavy force, but it did so in good order.

It took part in the operations about Petersburg, doing siege and picket duty in the trenches. In August the veterans were sent home on furlough but returned in October, and participated in the engagement at Fair Oaks, a force of less than 200 men being engaged and suffering a loss of 136 wounded and captured.

They were joined by the non-veterans and the regiment was kept on picket duty in front of Richmond until April 3, 1865, when it entered the city and planted the regimental colors upon the city hall. It was on provost duty at Richmond, Fredericksburg and Warrenton until Aug. 4, and was mustered out at Richmond Aug. 9, 1865.

Its original strength was 973. Gain by recruits, 187; substitutes, 54; veteran reenlistments, 270; total, 1,484. Loss by death, 136; desertion. 46; transfer. 152; discharge, 345; mustered out, 805.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 56


Report of Maj. Samuel K. Vaughan, Nineteenth Wisconsin Infantry, of operations October 27-28.

HDQRS. NINETEENTH REGT. WISCONSIN VOLS., In the Field, Va., October 29, 1864.

CAPT.: I have the honor to report that on the morning of 26th instant I received orders from brigade headquarters to march at a moment's notice, with three days' cooked rations. Moved out from fortifications soon after daylight and joined brigade in front of division headquarters. From thence moved a short distance below Dead Horse Corners and bivouacked during the day and following night. On morning of the 27th, at 5 a.m., moved with remainder of brigade and corps and marched in a northerly direction. Arrived in vicinity of Fair Oaks, near Richmond, about 2 p.m. Brigade formed line of battle and, pursuant to orders, moved forward at double-quick and charged the enemy's works, consisting of forts and intrenched lines. Charged close under the guns of forts and works, exposed to terrific fire. In crossing an open field half a mile wide, in front of the enemy's works, large numbers of our brave officers and men were seen to fall. About 5 p.m. the enemy charged out from their line of works and captured nearly all the command and regimental colors. After collecting such as escaped, numbering fifty enlisted men and one captain, received orders to fall back to Charles City road, and bivouacked there until 10 a.m. next day. Resumed march and arrived in our late camp at 5 p.m. October 28.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. K. VAUGHAN,
Maj., Cmdg. Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteers.

[Capt. OTTO PUHLMANN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen.]

Source: Official Records
PAGE 814-87 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAP. LIV.
[Series I. Vol. 42. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 87.]


Battles (where losses incurred) involving 19th Infantry Regiment

Location

Date

Killed

Wounded

POW

Missing

Losses

Cold Harbor, VA

06/01/64

0

1

0

0

1

Drewry's Bluff, VA

05/13/64

4

26

0

1

31

Fair Oaks, VA

10/27/64

23

33

86

6

148

Petersburg, VA

06/22/64

1

8

1

0

10

Petersburg, VA

06/17/64

0

1

0

0

1

Proctor's Creek, VA

05/16/64

0

0

1

0

1


Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army assignments for 19th Infantry Regiment

From To Brigade Division Corps Army/Department Comments
07/01/62 04/30/63

Norfolk, VA 7 Department of Virginia

04/01/63 06/30/63 Reserve

7 Department of Virginia

06/01/63 07/31/63 Wistar's Indpt

7 Department of Virginia

08/01/63 12/31/63

US Forces, Yorktown 18 Department of Virginia and North Carolina

10/01/63 04/30/64 Defenses of New Berne Dist of North Carolina 18 Department of Virginia and North Carolina

04/01/64 06/30/64 3 1 18 Army of the James

06/01/64 08/31/64 2 2 18 Army of the James

10/01/64 12/31/64 3 2 18 Army of the James

12/01/64 07/31/65 1 3 24 Army of the James

07/01/65 08/31/65 1st Indpt

24 Army of the James Mustered Out



Roster for
19th Infantry Regiment - 1,191 men

Source: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers; War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865; Volumes I and II; compiled by Authority of the Legislature, under the direction of Jeremiah M. Rusk, Governor & Chandler P. Chapman, Adjutant General; Democrat Printing Company, State Printers; Madison, Wisconsin; 1886

Ackerman - Farnsworth Farrar - Leicher
Lennert - Schermerhorn Schmidt - Zurwes




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