The 19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, or Nineteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, was an infantry regiment in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
The 19th Tennessee was formed from companies of men from the counties of East Tennessee and was mustered into the Confederate army at Knoxville, Tennessee, in the spring of 1861. Beginning the war with a force of over 1,000 men, only 78 soldiers were present when the 19th surrendered. Fifty-eight of the remaining 78 soldiers were from the initial muster at the beginning of the war. The remaining 20 soldiers joined the regiment later.
The regiment was encamped at Greensboro, North Carolina, when the Army of Tennessee surrendered on April 26, 1865.
*Cumberland Gap (Garrison Duty)
* Fishing Creek
* Baton Rouge
* Missionary Ridge
The 19th Tennessee fought in every major battle and campaign of the Army of Tennessee except the Battle of Perryville.
*Special Thanks to Joseph Reed of the 19th TN Volunteers Reenactment Group 19tnrebel on youtube for some photographs of the 19th and photo of the grave of Lieutenant Robert J. Tipton
The 19th was selected to stand guard over the remains of the last H.L. Hunley crew, and appointed the distinction of serving as Honour Guard during the interment of her crew in Magnolia Cemetery.