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19th Infantry



by J. Irving Dungan

Transcribed  for the internet by

Norma Jennings


   The first forty pages ( Chapter I) are the original company rosters when they enlisted. They are listed separately.


Company A - Lee County, Company B - Jefferson County,  Company C - Washington County, Company D - Jefferson County, Company E - Lee County, Company F & Company G - Louisa County, Company H & Company I - Van Buren County and Company K - Henry County 


    The spelling and grammar remains as the original. An occasional (sic) has been added to indicate that it was not an error in transcription, but rather as Dungan had used it.  Descriptions of each portion can be found in the Table of Contents.

Part I - Chapters II thru V

Part II- Chapters VI thru VIII

Part III - Chapters IX thru X

Part IV - Chapters XI thru XIV

Sterling Farm Map - between p. 94-95


Chapter I.. The organization of the Regiment with a roster. (see individual companies above).  p. 9- 40

Chapter II - Our first experiences -- Keokuk--St. Louis--Rolla, Mo., --Springfield, Mo.  p. 41-45

Chapter III. Forced March- The Grand Rounds- Pea Ridge and Cross Hollows, Arkansas p. 46-49

Chapter IV.- James River--Jayhawking--Camp Curtis, and the March to Prairie Grove, Ark., --The Battle of Prairie Grove, with a List of Killed, Wounded and Captured... p. 50-62

Chapter V. - After the Battle--Orders of Gen. Herron and Gen. Hindman--Raid to Van Buren and Return--More Marching--Battle of Springfield, Mo., --High Waters--Starvation and Snow--Reach Forsyth, Mo., --Life there -- Accident at the ferry  ....p. 63

Chapter VI - Forsyth to Salem, Mo., --Rolla -- St. Louis and down the Mississippi Siege and Fall of Vicksburg--Raid to Yazoo City and Black River-- Prot Hudson--Carrollton--Morganzia--sterling Farm--the Battle and List of Killed, wounded and Captured, with a Map of Sterling Farm and Vicinity... p. 75-101

Chapter VII - Prison Life-- Hardships--cruelties--Marches and Incidents--Exchange--Editorial in New orleans Delta on our appearance...p. 102-114

Chapter VIII - Voyage of the part of the Regiment not captured to Texas--Storm on the Gulf--Life at Brownsville--Matamoras, Mexico--Roster of Recruits--Return to New Orleans....p. 115-123

Chapter IX - Escapes and recapture of Anderson, McGregor and Dungan--Final escape of Anderson....p. 124-145

Chapter X - Esapes of Hall, Cocklin and Cary--Power...p. 146-160

Chapter XI - Florida--Fort Gaines, Ala.--Expedition to Pacagoula, Miss.--Spanish Fort-Killed and wounded--Live at Spanish Fort--Sunshine and Clouds--Lines on our Loss by Dr. Thos. S. Bell.. p. 161-170

Chapter XII - Fort Gaines and Mobile, Ala., __Mustering out--Up the River--Farewell address of Col. Bruce...p. 171-175

Chapter XIII - At home  p. 174-175

Chapter XIV - Dates of Death, Discharge or Transfer of each man  p. 176-187