Welcome to the home of Company C, 19th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment,
We are a Southern Heritage Organization promoting the South, the soldier and the sacrifices made during the Second War for Independence. Our goal is to honour the legacy of the southern soldier and his memory. We are based in Upper East Tennessee, with membership spanning Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. We encourage men, women and children alike, to provide the 19th the opportunity to serve your needs as you seek a unit to call home.
The 19th was organized in1986. Our impression is mid-war. The scope of unit involvement entails living history and re-enactments, school days and community and civic functions. We also preform various grave dedications, not withstanding Southern Cross ceremonies. 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.
The Old Nineteenth, Company B, was a Washington County unit formed in Jonesborough, Tennessee 9 June, 1861 and was mustered into Confederate service at the old fair grounds in Knoxville, Tennessee. It served in the Army of Tennessee, and was involved in every major battle of the Western Theater, with exception to Perryville, Kentucky. The 19th was instrumental in the victory at Shiloh, Tennessee, where Union General Prentiss surrendered his forces at the battlefield know as the “Hornet's Nest.” It was said that the 19th never gave up an inch of contested ground, and was, in fact, often picked as the rear-guard of the army, a position of honour. There were only 67 men left of the Old Nineteenth by 1865, of which six represented Company B.
The 19th has been esteemed with two books that chronicles its history of valor and service. “ The Old Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment,” by J.W. Worsham, ( www.amazon.com/Old-Nineteenth-Regiment-1861-April/dp/0548981116/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie ) documents a day-to-day account of the regiment's history from a first-person prospective. “Mountaineers in Gray: The Story of the Nineteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.,” by Dr. John D. Fowler ( www.barnesandnoble.com ) is a cerebral introspective of the unit.