19th Kentucky Infantry (U)

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized at Camp Harwood, Harrodsburg, Ky., and mustered in January 2, 1862. Attached to 20th Brigade, Army of Ohio, to February, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Ohio, to March, 1862. 27th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of Ohio, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee; to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, La., June, 1864. District of Baton Rouge, La., to January, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Somerset, Ky., January, 1862, and duty there until April. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. At Cumberland Ford until June. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 16. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenup on the Ohio River September 16-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., October 21-November 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 10-15, and duty there until December 20, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15-22, and duty there until March 10. Expedition to Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 10-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 5-8. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River Bridge May 17.

Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black until August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick until October.

Grand Coteau November 3. At New Iberia until December 19. Moved to New Orleans December 19, thence to Madisonville January 19, and duty there until March.

Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., May 29, and duty there until January, 1865. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and there mustered out January 26, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 152 Enlisted men by disease. Total 198.


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