39th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (W. M. Bradford's) (31st Infantry)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 39th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (W. M. Bradford's) (31st Infantry) Formerly the 31st (W.M. Bradford's) Regiment, was organized in March, 1862. It surrendered at Asheville, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865. 
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 W. Chambers - "J. P. McCown Guards." Men from Sevier County.
- Company B - Captains John E. Toole, Elliott E. Carnes
- Company C - Captains John D. Thomas, William McCampbell
- Company D - Captains Lemuel C. White, James Denton Spears
- Company E - Captains William W. Stringfield, George H. Hynds
- Company F - Captains Albartus Forrest, John C. Neil - Men from McMinn County.
- Company G - Captains Joseph Francis Forad, James P. Burem, William Lyons Armstrong
- Company H - Captain Samuel T. Dunwoody - Men from Greene County.
- Company I - Captain Edward A. Watkins
- Company K - Captains Henderson Hix, Moses J. McLendon 
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 'Tennessee 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.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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.
- Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. A brief history and memorial rolls of the 31st Tennessee Infantry begin on page 463.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, 39th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 22 Oct 2011).
- The Thirty-sixth, Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Tennessee Regiments, a brief sketch, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
- The Thirty-first Tennessee (Confederate, East Tennessee) Regiment, a brief history, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).