39th Iowa Regiment Infantry
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Organized at Des Moines and Davenport and mustered in November 24, 1862.
Moved to Cairo, Ill., December 12-14; thence to Columbus, Ky., December 16.
Attached to 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of
Tennessee, to January 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army
Corps, to March 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to
September 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August 1865.
SERVICE.--Defense of Jackson, Tenn., and pursuit of Forest December 18,
1862, to January 3, 1863. Parker's Cross Roads December 30-31, 1862. Moved
to Corinth, Miss., January 6, 1863, and duty there until November 1863.
Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Great Bear Creek
and Cherokee Station April 17. Tuscumbia April 22-23. Town Creek April 28.
March to Pulaski, Tenn., November 2-12, Guard duty at Reynolds Station and
along railroad until January 21, 1864, and at Pulaski until March 12. Moved
to Athens, Ala., March 12, and to Chattanooga, Tenn., April 30. Atlanta
(Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake
Creek Gap and Sugar Valley May 9-10. Battle of Resaca May 13-14. Ley's
Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Kingston May
19. Moved to Rome May 22 and duty there until August 15. Expeditions after
Wheeler August 15-September 16. Moved to Allatoona October 4. Battle of
Allatoona October 5. Moved to Rome October 9. Reconnaissance and skirmishes
on Gave Springs Road October 12-13. Etowah River October 13. March to the
sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah
December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April 1865.
Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C. February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North
Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February
25-26. Battle of Bentonville N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro
March 24 Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to
Washington, D.C. via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24.
Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out August 2, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 200.
Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion"
by Frederick H. Dyer