19th Virginia Regiment, C. S. A.
The 19th Virginia Regiment, C. S. A., organized at Manassas Junction, Virginia, in May, 1861, contained men recruited at Charlottesville and in the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, and Amherst and fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.
In the summer of 1861, the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment was organized, recruiting most of its members from Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The unit served with the Army of Northern Virginia all the way through to the Appomattox Campaign (1865), including at Pickett's Charge (1863), where it lost 60 percent of its men.
United Confederate Veterans
R. T. W. Duke, Sr. co-founded in 1889 the John Bowie Strange Camp of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV). This camp was only the fourteenth of its kind in any Southern state and symbolized the depth of Confederate feeling in the community.