Battle Unit Details


39th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at New York City and left State for Washington, D. C., May 28, 1861. Mustered in June 6 to date from May 28. Attached to Blenker's Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August. 1861. Blenker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Blenker's Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. Stahl's 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Mountain Department, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to July, 1862. White's Brigade, Army of Virginia, at Winchester, Va., to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862. Casey's Division, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Colsolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till April, 1862. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to July. Near Strasburg June 1. Strasburg and Woodstock June 2. Near Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Near Middletown July 15. Duty at Winchester July to September. Solomon's Gap September 12. Defence of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16, and sent to Annapolis. Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there till December. Exchanged November 22. Moved to Washington, D. C., November 22-25. Duty at Arlington Heights and Centreville, Va., Defences of Washington, till June, 1863. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and joined 2nd Army Corps June 25. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. On line of the Rappahannock till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Mitchell's Ford October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. At Stevensburg, Va., till April, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run or Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Sutherland's Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 1, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 185th N. Y. Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 158 Enlisted men by disease. Total 274.
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