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19th Texas Infantry

General R.. Waterhouse

The 19th Texas Infantry was organized on May 13,1862, and mustered into Confederate Service at Jefferson, Texas and commanded by Colonel Richard Waterhouse. The volunteers who joined the regiment came Henderson, Jefferson, Marion, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine and Titus Counties. The Nineteenth Texas Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade of Walker's Texas Division. Some of the officers of the 19th Texas Infantry are Lieutenant Colonel E.W Taylor, Major, W.L. Crawford, Assistant Surgeon J.E. Kirkley, Quartermaster A.C. Smithe and Adjutant, J.B. Jones. The Regiment participated in the campaign to relieve Vicksburg, Mississippi, by attacking the Federal line of supply on the west side of the Mississippi River. This campaign included attacks on Federal supply depots at Milliken's Bend and Perkin's Landing. The battle at Milliken's Bend was the Regiment's first major engagement on June 7, 1863. In the fall of 1863, the Nineteenth Texas participated in the Bayou Teche Campaign, which prevented a Federal invasion of Eastern Texas, the Red River Campaign, in the Spring of 1864, against General Nathaniel P. Banks and the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, which prevented Banks' capture of Shreveport, and once again thwarted a planned invasion of Texas. The Nineteenth Texas Infantry marched to Arkansas to counter General Steele's expedition aimed at Shreveport. The Regiment fought it's last major engagement at Jenkin's Ferry, north of Camden, Arkansas on April 30, 1864, During the battle, the Third Brigade Commander, General Richard Scurry was mortally wounded. Colonel Richard Waterhouse, commanding the Nineteenth Texas, was promoted to command of the Nineteenth Texas Infantry. The regiment was surrendered at Galveston, Texas on 2 June 1865.

Names of Officers of the 19th Texas Infantry
General Richard Waterhouse
Lieut.-Col., E.W Taylor
Major, W.L. Crawford
Asst. Surgeon, J.E. Kirkley
Quartermaster, A.C. Smithe
Adjutant, J.B. Jones
Company A

Captain, W.J. Clarke
1st Lieut., J.H. McDermott
2nd Lieut., W.N. Covey
2nd Lieut., R.W. Hill
Company B

Captain,B.A. Baker
1st Lieut., W.B. Roundtree
2nd Lieut., H.W. Mahoffey
2nd Lieut., Jasper Thomas
Company C

Captain, A.C. Allen
1st. Lieut., T.J. Corby
1st Lieut., G.W.Smith
2nd Lieut., L.P. Moughan
2nd Lieut., John Punkhurst
Company D

Captain, C.S. Marshall
1st Lieut., M.M. Deerson
2nd Lieut., T.B. Yarborough
2nd Lieut., W.K. Hoover
Company E

Captain, A.R. K. Northrop
1st Lieut., J.R. Jones
2nd Lieut., J.G. Lee
2nd Lieut., J.E. Kirkley
Company F

Captain, F.D. Sedberry
1st Lieut., K.D. Bateman
2nd Lieut., W.H. Mason
2nd Lieut., C.C> Coppedge
Company G

Captain, L.M. Ferguson
1st Lieut., J.J. Bradley
2nd Lieut., O.C. Conner
2nd Lieut., I.J. Aarberry
Company H

Captain, H.A. Wallace
1st Lieut., J.R.K. Brooks
2nd Lieut., W.M. Wallace
2nd Lieut., W.E. Barksdale
Company I

CaptainJ. A. Piques
1st Lieut., A.M. Ewing
2nd Lieut., W.K. Hoover
2nd Lieut., P.P. Robinson
Company K

Captain, S.A. Minter
1st Lieut., T. H. Pogue
2nd Lieut., J.S. Minter
2nd Lieut., S.S. Bromley

Texans in the Civil War