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39th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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39th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Thirty-ninth Infantry. Cols., John Groesbeck, Alfred W. Gilbert, Edward F. Noyes, Daniel Weber; Lieut.-Cols., Henry T. McDowell, Henry A. Babbitt; Majs., William H. Lathrop, John S. Jenkins, George T. Rice. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, from Aug. 3 to 13, 1861, to serve for three years. Being fully armed and equipped, it moved by rail to St. Louis, Mo., to join the forces organizing under Gen. Fremont. It assisted in all the operations that resulted in the capture of New Madrid and Island No. 10, after which it embarked on transports and sailed down the Mississippi to within a few miles of Fort Pillow. It held the advance of Pope's army on entering Corinth, being one of the first regiments to occupy the place, and participated in the sanguinary conflicts at Iuka and Corinth in September and October following. It fought at Parker's cross-roads in December, when the force under Forrest was met, defeated and driven across the Tennessee river. It was one of the regiments that veteranized, and after its furlough home, participated in the Atlanta compaign. It took part in the battle of Resaca, the action at Dallas, then moved to Acworth, thence to Big Shanty, pushing the Confederate army to the base of Kennesaw mountain, where the regiment remained under constant fire until the enemy abandoned his line and took position near the Chattahoochee river. Then the regiment engaged in a successful assault on the enemy's works at Nickajack creek and on July 22 assisted in repelling the attack of Hardee's corps on the left flank of the Army of the Tennessee. This was the most severe engagement in which the regiment participated during its term of service, losing one-third of its number in killed and wounded. During this campaign the regiment lost 24 men killed and 168 wounded. It then marched to the sea and in Jan., 1865, entered upon the campaign of the Carolinas, being engaged in the action at Rivers' bridge, and struck the Charleston & Augusta railroad at Midway. It engaged the enemy 7 miles from Cheraw, drove him through the town and across the Great Pedee river, and captured large quantities of ordnance and other stores. It took part in the action at Bentonville, N. C, with a loss of 4 killed, 17 wounded and 3 missing. Then came the news of Lee's surrender, the capitulation of Johnston, the march to Washington, the grand review, and finally the muster-out on July 9, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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