19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Organized for three months service, May 15th, 1861, and for three years, September 26th, it went into active service in West Virginia until November, when it moved to Kentucky. Colonel Samuel Beatty, the first commander of the Regiment, having been promoted, he was succeeded by Colonel Charles F. Manderson, who led the men in the second day's battle of Shiloh. The 19th fought at Stone River, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and at the expiration of three years service, re-enlisted and followed Sherman in his Atlanta campaign. It went to Nashville with Thomas and participated in the defense and battles at that place, and followed in pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River. After the war the Regiment went to Texas, and served until September 23rd, 1865, returned to Columbus and was discharged on November 25th, 1865. The 19th lost over 500 men in battle.