The Diary of Augustine Robinette

19th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Co. C

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Prepared for the internet by Norma Jennings


Augustine Robinette and on the right Mr. Robinette and Mr. Young.    



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.

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Updated: 08.04.2015