The Diary of Augustine Robinette
19th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Scanned and Contributed by Carolie Dixon
Prepared for the internet by Norma Jennings
Augustine Robinette and on the right Mr. Robinette and Mr. Young.
Scanned pages of the original diary written in 1862-1863. Covers time spent with the 19th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.
Note: Actual Civil War Histories and Dungan's Diary was consulted as to events to attempt to correlate the dates this diary was written. There seems to be large gaps in this journal. It was not a daily account. Apparently he was not one captured at Sterling Farm as he mentions no time as a prisoner.
Started August 5th, 1862 to beginning of September - October. No mention of the Battle at Prairie Grove events.
Pages 6-10; January - July 1863. (Surrender at vicksburg)
11-15; August and September 1863
16-20; September 6-26; October 23, l863
21-25; December 7th entry mentions Prairie Grove battle fought one year ago which places these pages in 1863
26-30; March 10th-23rd, 1864. Maj. Gen. McClelland coming to review Herron's Division
31-35; End of March to April 8th 1864 - Union forces defeated in Florida but General Sherman's victorious in Louisiana
36-40; April 1864 Mentions news that L. C. Cocklin and L. S. Hall were in New Orleans having escaped from the rebels at Tyler or Shreveport.
41-45; Appears to be August 1864 Expresses desire to go to the Army of the Cumberland or some other theatre of active operations.
46-50; April 28th - 30th, 1864
51 was a duplicate of page 3 above and has been deleted.
52-55; April 22nd - 23rd, 1864 Marched to Cross Hollows May 5th to Cassville.
56-60; May 22nd
61-65; June 12th - 27th
66-70; July, 1864
71-75; Mostly songs
76-80; Songs and a March 13th entry
81-85; More Songs and a couple July - August entries
86-90; August 30th, grocery prices and another song
Scanned pages of the original diary beginning with June 1864 thru May 1865. Apparently he started to recopy portions of the journal in a new journal as this appears to overlap a short period of time. He returned to Washington, Iowa July 7th, 1865 and then went back and joined the Maryland 3rd Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry.
19th Regiment Infantry
Organized at Keokuk and mustered in August 25, 1862. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. District of West Florida, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District of Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved to Rolla, Mo., September 11, 1862; thence to Springfield, Mo., September 16, and to Cassville October 11. Blunt's Campaign October 17-December 27. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-28. Capture of Van Buren December 28. Duty at Forsythe February 15 to April 22, 1863. March to Hartsville and Salem April 22-May 2, and to Rolla June 2. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 6-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City July 12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson July 23 and to Carrollton, La., August 12-13. Expedition to Morganza September 5-12. Atchafalaya River September 9-10. Battle of Sterling's Plantation September 29. At Morganza until October 10, then moved to Carrollton. Expedition to Brazos, Santiago, Texas, October 27-December 2. Advance to Brownsville November 2-6 and duty there until July 24, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., July 24-August 7. Ordered to Pensacola, Fla., August 14, and duty at Barrancas, Fla., until December. Action at Milton, Fla., October 18. Expedition to Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Moved to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala., December 6, and duty there until March 17, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Fatigue duty dismantling Rebel Defenses until May 4. Duty at Mobile until July 10. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 98 Enlisted men by disease. Total 192.
3rd Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry
Organized at Cumberland, Hagerstown and Baltimore, Md., October 31, 1861, to May 20, 1862. Companies "I" and "K" organized at Ellicott's Mills and Monrovia April and May, 1864. Regiment attached to Railroad District West Virginia to January, 1862. Lander's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Railroad District, Mountain Department, to July, 1862. Railroad Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862. Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Annapolis (Md.) 8th Army Corps to July, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Kenly's Independent Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, to August, 1864. Kenly's Brigade, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to October, 1864. Reserve Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to May 29, 1865.
SERVICE.--Assigned to duty as railroad guard on Upper Potomac in Maryland and Virginia. Action at Grass Lick, W. Va., April 23, 1862. Wardensville May 7. Franklin May 10-12. Moorefield June 29. Siege of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 12-15. Surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md. Duty at Annapolis and in the Defenses of Baltimore until June, 1863. Guard Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, June 28-July 10. At Annapolis, Relay Station, Annapolis Junction and Monocacy until July, 1864. Operations against Early's Invasion of Maryland July, 1864. Frederick City July 7-8. Battle of Monocacy July 9. Pursuit of Early until July 30. Snicker's Gap July 18. Bolivar Heights August 6. Halltown August 8. Charlestown August 9. Berryville August 13. Duty in the District of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., until May, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., May 12, and mustered out May 29, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 73 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83.
Mr. Robinette's Obituary:
Mr. Robinette's Obituary: