A straightforward, factual history of the Corps from New Orleans to Cedar Creek. Illustrated with 15 maps and battle plans throughout. The Nineteenth Army Corps of the Union Army was comprised of the Federal troops allocated to the Department of the Gulf. It commenced active operations in 1863 first engaging the enemy at Fort Bisland and Irish Bend in Louisiana followed by the investment of Port Hudson. Thereafter it took part in Bank's Red River Expedition where it engaged at the Battles of Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill.
In 1864 the 1st and 2nd Divisions transferred to Virginia and thence to Maryland where they served under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. The 19th also fought with distinction at Opequon. Where they lost some 2,000 men killed or wounded mostly in. Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.
Before the war was won it was engaged in further actions at Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort and Mobile. This is an essential unit history of an army corps during the American Civil war and provides much vital information for the student of the period. Key words- book, diary, biography, campaign, army, civil war, Indian war, cavalry, infantry, regiment, brigade, Potomac, division, corps, medal, war, officer, cdv, military, American, soldier, navy, gun, gunboat, blockade, autograph, veteran, photograph, union, confederate, collectable, original, period, item, artillery, memorabilia, Antique, militaria, Virginia, Sherman, Grant, Lee, Jackson, Mollus, Commandery, Loyal Legion, Custer, Gettysburg, Lincoln, Davis, Colt, Spencer, Ames, Stanton, Farragut, Porter, ANV, Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas.
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