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19th Mississippi Infantry (CSA)

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  • Andrew J. Ray (CSA) (1836 - 1896)
    Confederate Soldier, Co K (Jake Thompson Guards), 19th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He carried the company flag during the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. During the battle of Gettysburg...
  • Jacob Thompson, U.S. Sec'y Interior, Inspector Gen., CSA (1810 - 1885)
    Jacob Thompson (May 15, 1810 – March 24, 1885) was a lawyer and politician who served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1857 to 1861. Biography Born in Leasburg, North Ca...

CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS

19th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

19th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Oxford, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and soon moved to Virginia. The men were raised in the counties of Warren, Jefferson, Greene, Panola, Marshall, and was assigned to General Wilcox's, Featherston's, Posey's, and Harris' Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then served in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River and in the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 15 killed and 85 wounded of the 501 engaged at Williamsburg, had 58 killed, 264 wounded, and 3 missing at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, and had 6 killed and 52 wounded in the Maryland Campaign. Its casualties were 6 killed and 40 wounded at Chancellorsville and seven percent of the 372 at Gettysburg were disabled. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 8 officers and 129 men. The field officers were Colonels Thomas J. Hardin, Nathaniel H. Harris, Lucius Q.C. Lamar, Christopher H. Mott, John Mullins, Richard W. Phipps, and Ward G. Vaughan; Lieutenant Colonel James H. Duncan; and Majors Ben. Allston, Robert A. Dean, Thomas R. Reading, and Abner Smead.

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REGIMENTAL STAFF AND COMPANY OFFICERS

Colonels:

Christopher H. Mott - Killed Williamsburg, May 5, 1862

Lucius Q.C Lamar - Resigned for ill health, November 24, 1862

John B. Mullins - Wounded; rank nullified; resigned

Nathaniel H. Harris - Promoted brigadier general, January 20, 1864

Thomas J. Hardin - Killed Spotsylvania, May 12, 1864

Richard W. Phipps - Surrendered Appomattox

Lieutenant Colonels:

Lucius Q.C. Lamar - Promoted colonel, May 5, 1862

John B. Mullins - Promoted colonel, November 24, 1862

Nathaniel H. Harris - Promoted colonel, April 2, 1863

Ward G. Vaughn - Resigned July 17, 1863

Thomas J. Hardin - Promoted colonel, January 20, 1864

Richard W. Phipps - Promoted colonel, May 12, 1864

James H. Duncan - Wounded and captured Fort Gregg, April 2, 1865

Majors:

Abner Smead - Transferred to 12th Georgia, Jun 15, 1861

John B. Mullins - Promoted lieutenant colonel, May 5, 1862

Benjamin Allston - Transferred to cavalry, Fall 1861

Nathaniel H. Harris - Promoted lieutenant colonel, November 24, 1962

Ward G. Vaughn - Promoted lieutenant colonel, April 2, 1863

Thomas J. Hardin - Promoted lieutenant colonel, July 17, 1863

Thomas R. Reading - Resigned, October 8, 1863

Richard W. Phipps - Promoted lieutenant colonel, January 20, 1864

James H. Duncan - Promoted lieutenant colonel

Robert A. Dean - Captured, Byhalia, Miss, May 4, 1865

Adjutants:

Andrew R. Govan - Promoted captain Company B, 17th Miss; mortally wounded Chickamauga, August-September 1863

Albert L. Peel - Killed Spotsylvania, May 12, 1864

John H. McKie - Served to close of the war

Robert H. Allen - Appointed June 22, 1862

Ensign:

Jacob J. Cox - Surrendered Appomattox

Quartermasters (AQM):

J. Macon Thompson - Resigned

James H. Anderson - Resigned

William H. Bounds - Resigned

L. S. Scruggs

H. F. Owens

Assistant Quartermaster (AAQM):

J. Q. Perry

Commissaries (ACS):

Selion(?) B. Malone - Mortally wounded 2nd Manassas, August 1862

Andy T. Owen - Promoted assistant brigade quartermaster, Surrendered Appomattox

J. G. Ragland

Surgeons:

J.W.C. Smith - Transferred

W. F. Hyer - Transferred

Robert H. Peel - Transferred

Andy J. Sykes

John W. Sharpe - Served to close of the war

Assistant Surgeons:

W. F. Hyer - Promoted to surgeon

Henry A. Minor

John W. Sharpe - Promoted to surgeon

W. H. Minor

P. M. Burden

C. T. Philson

Chaplain:

Thomas L. Duke - Resigned, Sep 8, 1863; Commissioned Miss Cavalry

George W. Carten

Hugh M. Morrison

Sergeant Majors:

Oscar Barbour - Transferred

Albert L. Peel - Promoted adjutant

Williams Meadows

John E. Burrage - Surrendered Appomattox

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BRIGADE ASSIGNMENTS

Edmund K. Smith Jul 12, 1861 Jul 22, 1861 9th, 10th, 11th Alabama, 38th Virginia, Thomas' Battery

John H. Forney Jul 22, 1861 Dec 20, 1861 9th, 10th, 11th Alabama, 38th Virginia, Thomas' Battery

Cadmus M. Wilcox Dec 21, 1861 Jun 18, 1862 9th, 10th, 11th Alabama, 38th Virginia, Anderson's Battery

Winfield S. Featherston Jun 18, 1862 Jan 15, 1863 12th, 16th, 19th Miss, 2nd Miss Battalion (48th Miss),3rd Richmond Howitzers

Carnot Posey Jan 18, 1863 Oct 15, 1863 12th, 16th, 19th, 48th Miss, 3rd Richmond Howitzers

Nathaniel H. Harris Oct 14, 1863 Apr 9, 1865 12th, 16th, 19th, 48th Miss, 3rd Richmond Howitzers

BRIGADE STAFF OFFICERS

General Featherston:

Barksdale, W.R., V.A.D.C., June 1862; Captain, A.A.G., July 1862 to March 1863.

Craft, M.S., Surgeon, 1862 to 1865.

Cummings, Edmund H., Major, A.A.D.C., March 1863.

Featherston, C.N., Captain, V.A.D.C., October to December 1862.

Fiser, John C., Lieutenant, A.A.G., 1862.

Foote, George P., Captain, A.A.G., May 1 to June 1862; killed Beaver Dam, 1862.

Graves, C.W., __________, V.A.D.C., December 1862.

Haley, A.G. (cavalry), __________, V.A.D.C., April 1862.

Parker, Augustus N., Lieutenant, A.D.C., July 16, 1862; Captain, 1862-1865.

Partridge, Isaac M., Captain, Commissary, 1862.

Peel, Robert H., Surgeon, 1862 to 1865.

Reading, Thomas R., Lieutenant, A.D.C., June 1862.

Scruggs, L.S., Captain, A.Q.M., July 14, 1862.

Sykes, William G., Lieutenant, V.A.D.C., June 1862.

General Posey:

Hancock, Asberry, __________, A.A.D.C., May 1863.

Posey, Jefferson B., Lieutenant, A.D.C., January 19, 1863 to May 1863.

Posey, Stanhope, Captain, A.A.G., May 1863.

General Harris:

Connell, W.C., Captain, A.C.S., February 1863 to July 5, 1864.

Craft, M.S., Major, Chief Surgeon, April 1862.

Harris, William H., Lieutenant, A.D.C., January to July 5, 1864.

Hays, James, Captain, A.A.I.G., November 1863 to November 1864.

Hearsey, H.J., Major, Q.M., November 1862; Major, Q.M., July 5, 1864.

Nelson, W.C., Lieutenant, O.O., May 1863; A.D.C., July 5, 1864.

Owens, Andrew T., Captain, A.Q.M., September 1863.

Partridge, Isaac M., Major, C.S., May 1862 to July 5, 1864.

Posey, Stanhope, Captain, A.A.G., January 1863; July 5, 1864.

Stone, William R., Captain, A.A.A.G., November 1864.

A.A.A.G. - ; A.A.D.C. - Assistant Aide de Camp; A.A.G. - Assistant Adjuntant General; A.A.I.G. - Assistant Adjuntant and Inspector General; A.C.S. - Assistant Chief of Staff; A.D.C. - Aide de Camp; A.Q.M. - Assistant Quartermaster; C.S. - Chief of Staff; O.O. - Ordance Officer; Q.M. - Quartermaster; V.A.D.C. - Vice Aide de Camp.

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