The Old Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment
Brother Sullins was born in McMinn
County. Tennessee, near Athens in 1827. He joined the Nineteenth
Tennessee Confederate regiment in June, 1861 and was made
Chaplain of the regiment, which place he filled until the
re-organization of the army in 1862. At that time was made
division Chaplain and division Quarter-Master of General
Breckenridge's division, where he remained for two years or
Brigadier-General F. K.
General Zollicoffer was born in Columbia
Tennessee, May 19, 1812. At the beginning of the War Between the
States F K. Zollicoffer was made a Brigadier-General and
assigned to duty in East Tennessee in May 1861.
Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was a
newspaperman, three-term United States Congressman from
Tennessee, officer in the United States Army, and a Confederate
brigadier general during the American Civil War. He led the
first Confederate invasion of eastern Kentucky and was killed in
action at the Battle of Mill Springs. Zollicoffer was the first
Confederate general to die in the Western Theater.
General Zollicoffer was killed in the
battle of Fishing Creek, January 19th, 1862. He was a brave
soldier, generous and kind, and loved by all his command.
Comrade C. C. Etter was born at
Mooresburg, Tennessee, October 22nd 1836, where he lived until
May, 1861, when he joined Company K of the Nineteenth Tennessee
Confederate regiment. Comrade Etter was a faithful good soldier
and gave up his life early in the battle of his country's cause.
He was killed in the battle of Shiloh, April 1862.
Major A. Fulkerson was born in
Washington County, Virginia, in May. 18344. Graduated at the
Virginia Military Institution 1857. Joined the Nineteenth
Tennessee Regiment, and at the organization in June 1861, at
Knoxville, Tennessee was elected Major of the regiment. At the
reorganization in April 1862, Major Fulkerson was made Colonel
of the Sixty-third regiment.
Lieutenant H. D.
Lieutenant Hawk was born in Sullivan
County, Tennessee, joined Company G, of the Nineteenth
Tennessee, in June, 1861. At the reorganization at Corinth in
1862, he was elected Third Lieutenant of Company G. In May 1863,
he was promoted to Second Lieutenancy, and was wounded in the
battle of Chickamauga. He made a faithful good soldier through
the war and was at the last roll call of the regiment in 1865.
Captain S. J. A.
Captain Frazier was born in Rhea County,
Tennessee in 1840. Graduated with the degree of M. A., at the
Tennessee College in 1859. Joined Company D of the Nineteenth
Tennessee Regiment and at the organization of the regiment at
Knoxville was elected third lieutenant of the company. At the
reorganization was elected first lieutenant. At the death of
Captain J. G. Frazier, he was made captain of the company
January the 5th, 1863. At the battle of Chickamauga was wounded
Sergeant James Havely was born in Lee
County, Virginia, February the 24th, 1838 and moved to Tennessee
when but six years old, where he lived until 1861, when he
joined Company K at Rogersville, Tennessee, in April 1861. In
June following, Company K was assigned to the Old Nineteenth
Confederate regiment in its organization at Knoxville. Sergeant
Havely was with the regiment in all her battles, shared in all
the hardships of camp life. He was a faithful brave soldier. He
surrendered with the regiment near Greensboro, N. C, in April,
Lieutenant William W. Etter was born at
Mooresburg, Tennessee, August 10th, 1838. He enlisted as a
private in Company K. Nineteenth Tennessee Confederate regiment,
May 1861. He was once wounded in the Georgia campaign.
Lieutenant Etter made a brave soldier, faithful to duty and
always at his post. He died January the 5th, 1898 at Palarm,
Comrade Clark Brewer joined Company I,
of the Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment when but a boy. Made a good
faithful brave soldier. He was always at his post of duty. He
was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, and as soon as he was able
resumed his post of duty with another command and fought with
that regiment to the end of the war. Brave as the bravest, and
as sensitive to duty as brave.
Colonel C. W.
Colonel Heiskell was born ten miles west
of Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County, on July the 10th, 1836.
After graduating, he read and practiced law at Rogersville,
Tennessee, until the war broke out. He entered the army as a
private in Company K, May, 1861. At the organization of the
Nineteenth Tennessee regiment, in June, he was elected Captain
of Company K. At the reorganization of the regiment, in June,
1862, he was re-elected Captain of the company. After the battle
of Murfreesboro he was promoted to Major of the regiment. He was
severely wounded at the battle of Chickamauga. Sometime after
the death of Colonel Moore, and before the death of Colonel
Walker, Major Heiskell was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the
regiment, I think in January, 1864. After the battle of
Jonesboro, Georgia Atlanta campaign, and the death of Colonel
Walker, Heiskell was promoted to Colonel of the regiment.
Nineteenth History |
Source: The Old Nineteenth Tennessee
Regiment, C. S. A., June 1861 - April 1865, by Dr. W. J.
Worsham, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1902.