39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 39th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in July, 1861, as a five company battalion. In November the unit moved to "Camp Hill" near Gooch Mountain where it was increased to eight companies. In February, 1862, it was ordered to Knoxville, Tennessee, where two more companies were added. Its members were from the counties of Cherokee, Macon, Jackson, Buncombe, and Clay. The 39th took part in the Cumberland Gap operations, then saw action in the Battle of Perryville . Assigned to Walthall's, McNair's, and Reynold's Brigade, it fought with the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, then endured Hood's winter campaign in Tennessee. In 1865 it shared in the defense of Mobile. This regiment lost 2 killed, 36 wounded, and 6 missing at Murfreesboro and had 10 killed, 90 wounded, and 3 missing at Chickamauga . During the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to September 5, it reported 16 killed, 57 wounded, and 10 missing. On May 4, 1865, it surrendered. Officers:
David Coleman
Lieutenant Colonels:
Hugh H. Davidson
Francis A. Reynolds
T. W. Peirce
Walthall's, McNair's, and Reynold's Brigade
Cumberland Gap
Battle of Perryville
The Atlanta Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1586 men.

  • Company A - Cherokee County
  • Company B - Macon County
  • Company C - many men fromCherokee County
  • Company D - "Highland Greys" - Buncombe Count
  • Company E - Clay County
  • Company F - Cherokee County
  • Company G - Cherokee County
  • Company H - Cherokee County
  • Company I - Macon County
  • Company K - "Jackson Rangers or Jackson Volunteers" - Jackson County
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