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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roster of Company E, Nineteenth Virginia Infantry. (search)
the 10th of May, 1861, at Culpeper Courthouse, Va., it was mustered into service by Lieutenant-Colonel John B. Strange. The first colonel of the regiment was Philip St. G. Cocke; the first lieutenant-colonel, John B. Strange, and the first major, Henry Gantt, Lieutenant C. C. Wertenbaker, of Company A, was detailed adjutant. He was afterwards promoted and assigned regiment's adjutant. In the fall of 1861, Colonel A. T. M. Rust was assigned to command the regiment. At the reorganization in 1862 Lieutenant-Colonel Strange was elected colonel. (He was killed at Boonsboro, South Maryland, September 14, 1862). Major Gantt was elected lieutenant-colonel, and after Strange's death was promoted colonel. He was badly wounded July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg. Captain Charles S. Peyton was promoted major, September 14, 1862. (,He lost his left arm August 30, 1862, at Second Manassas). He was wounded July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in early fall of the same