39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)



 


The Missouri 39th Infantry Regiment was organized at Hannibal, Mo., August 18 to September 30, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1864. Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. District of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to January, 1865. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, January, 1865. District of St. Louis, Mo., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Scout duty and operating against guerrillas in Macon, Rails, Pike, Monroe, Audrain, Callaway, Boone, Howard and Chariton Counties, Mo., September. Actions about Sidney, Rails County, September 11-16 (Co. "D"). Companies "A" and "G" ordered to Paris September 14. Company "E" to Rails County September 20. Companies "C" and "H" to Paris September 22. Company "D" to Macon September 23. Companies "B" and "I" to Macon September 24, and Company "F" to Macon September 25, 1864. Action with Anderson's guerrillas and massacre on North Missouri Railroad near Centralia September 27 (Cos. "A," "G" and "H"). March from Macon to Jefferson City, Mo., October 1-7. Defense of Jefferson City October 7-8. Moved to LaMine Bridge October 19-20, thence to Glasgow November 1-3, and duty there till December 13. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 13, arriving there January 1, 1865. Return to St. Louis, Mo., January 4-9, 1865. Duty at Benton Barracks and in District of St. Louis, Mo., till July. Companies "A," "G" and "K" provost duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 24 to July 6. Companies "D" and "E" at Glasgow and Company "B" at St. Genevieve. Scout from Glasgow to Perche Hills March 7-15, 1865 (Co. "D"). Company "H" provost duty at Benton Barracks. Companies "C," "E," "F" and "I" mustered out March 20, 1865. Regiment mustered out July 19, 1865.

The regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 64 Enlisted men by disease. Total 196.

List of Killed of Thirty-ninth Missouri Infantry, at Battle of Centralia, Mo., September 27, 1864.

Bibliography for Research:

    Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.. Powder Springs, GA 30127, SC. Eastern Digital Resources. 1998 CD-ROM. Ref. See for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

    Missouri. AGO. Annual Report...for 1864. Jefferson City, MO: W.A. Curry, 1865. UA43M82.1864. See pp. 79-89 (2 photocopied pages) for a roster of officers.

    _____. Annual Report...for 1865. Jefferson City, MO: Emory S. Foster, 1866. UA43M82.1865. See pp. 134-41 (4 photocopied pages) for a brief regimental history and roster of officers.

    Time Life. Brother Against Brother NY. Time Life Books. 1983.

    Time Life. The Road to Shiloh NY. Time Life Books. 1983.

    Time Life. War on the Mississippi NY. Time Life Books. 1983.

    Time Life. War on the Frontier NY. Time Life Books. 1983.

    U. S. Govt. The Official Records of the American Civil War. Powder Springs, GA 30127, SC. Eastern Digital Resources. 1998 CD-ROM.

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