CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
19th Cavalry Regiment was formed in April, 1863, using the 3rd Regiment Virginia State
Line as its nucleus. It served in Jenkin's and W.L. Jackson's Brigade and confronted the Federals
in western Virginia. Later the unit took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley and
disbanded during April, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel William L. Jackson, Lieutenant
Colonel William P. Thompson, and Majors George Downs and Joseph K. Kesler.
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