|19th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||April 1863 – April 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg-Valley Campaigns of 1864|
|Colonel W.L. Jackson|
The 19th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia, in southwest Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley.
Virginia’s 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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