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Legio XIX

Legio undevigesima (Nineteenth Legion) was a Roman legion levied (drafted into military service) in 41 or 40 BC by Augustus. It was destroyed in 9 in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The emblem of the XIXth legion is unknown, but probably was the Capricorn as other legions levied by Augustus.
The army was completely destroyed in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest near Osnabrück. Between 16 and 18 BC, Germanicus, the leader of the Rhine armies, looked for the remains of the legions. His army buried the bodies and recovered the legions' eagles for Rome.
After its destruction, the Romans never used this legion number again.

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