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39th Wisconsin Infantry

Regimental History
Thirty-ninth Infantry. — Col., Edwin L. Buttrick; Lieut. -Col., Jacob S. Crane; Majs., Martin Throup, George C. Ginty. This regiment was organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, in May and June, 1864, was mustered in for 100 days' service, and left the state June 13. It reached Memphis on the 17th, and was assigned to the 3d brigade, Col. Buttrick commanding. Co. A was detached for train guard duty. The regiment had a brush with Forrest's cavalry near the Hernando road, the enemy 5,000 strong, breaking through the picket line and entering Memphis. The 39th was engaged in detachments, in guard and picket duty until its term of service expired and was mustered out at Milwaukee Sept. 22, 1864. Its original strength was 780. Loss by death, 5; mustered out, 775.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 4

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