The Old Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment,
C. S. A.
This isn't a
history of the "late war," or of the Confederacy. The reader of
this modest volume will need to keep in mind the fact the author
proposes to confine himself, historically, to what one regiment
of Tennesseans did in the civil war. He will find a simple and
truthful statement of facts, without comment or criticism,
without bitterness or exaggeration.
honest and faithful soldier, the author tells in a
straightforward way, what he and his comrades of the Nineteenth
Tennessee regiment did and suffered in that cruel war. There is
no reference to the long line of social and political influences
which led up to the painful necessity on the part of the
Southern people, to either forfeit their own self-respect, and
the respect of all brave men, or go to war. And this is well.
Let the dead bury their dead. There is no "bloody-shirt" here.
But this will not surprise the reader when he remembers that the
author was himself a soldier. For it is a well-known fact that
it is not the brave and patriotic men in Blue and Gray, who
stood on the firing-line in the day of battle that would keep
the fires of fraternal strife still burning. Thank God the tribe
is about extinct, died of pure air and sunshine. These East
Tennesseans surrendered as the brave surrender, meaning peace
and conciliation. They returned to the union in good faith as
equals, they remain in the union as its trustworthy friends.
Statists of 1861 - 1865
Companies ~ A ~ K
Enrollment at Organization ~
Recruits Since Organization ~
Discharged ~ 290
Transferred ~ 74
Died In Hospital ~ 294
Killed in Battle ~ 200
Absent on Furlough ~ 70
In Prison ~ 100
Wounded ~ 552
Missing ~ 205
Present at Last Roll Call ~
Source: The Old Nineteenth Tennessee
Regiment, C. S. A., June 1861 - April 1865, by Dr. W. J.
Worsham, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1902.