39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) was organized at Hannibal, Mo., August 18 to September 30, 1864. They last served with the district of St. Louis, Mo., to July, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 39th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 26 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - Captain James A. Smith - Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri
Company B - Captain Joseph R. Good - Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Company C - Captain Hiram Baxter, Captain David A. Hart - Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri
Company D - Captain John D. Meredith - Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Company E - Captain George W. Weldy - New London, Ralls County, Missouri
Company F - Captain Amos Poe - Edna, Knox County, Missouri
Company G - Captain William Glover - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri
Company H - Captain Adam Theis - Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri
Company I - Captain Louis W. Williams - Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri
Company K - Captain Martin A. Lyle - Paris, Monroe County, Missouri
The information about the companies and counties is from Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Volume 5, Three and One Year Volunteer Regiments 31-33, 35, 38-40 (Arlington, Texas: K.E. Weant, c2011), pages 88-110. FHL 977.8 M2wkv v. 5
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).