39th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- A Thanksgiving Sermon Preached Before the Thirty-Ninth O.V.,U.S.A., at Camp Tod, Macon, Missouri, November 28, 1861, and a Sketch of the Regiment. Rev. B.W. Chidlaw, Chaplain. George Crosby Publisher. Cincinnati. 1861
- Report of Proceedings of Ohio Brigade Reunion, Including Addresses, Correspondence, Etc., Held at Columbus, Ohio October 3 and 4, 1878. by Members 27th, 39th, 43rd and 63rd Ohio Infantry. 66 pgs. Chase & Cassil Publishers. Mt. Vernon. O. 1879. Located at Princeton University. Princeton. New Jersey
- National Tribune. Further Facts as to the Death of General J.B. McPherson. Henry Guekert. Private Co. F, 39th O.V.V.I. February 1, 1883
- The Ohio Brigade. Reunion of September 12th and 13th, 1888, at Columbus, Ohio. Names and post-office addresses of members present. NP. Columbus. 1888. Call# General PA Box 544 28. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Recollections of Nickajack Creek. Col. Edward F. Noyes. 39th O.V.V.I. The Ohio Soldier Vol.IV No.5. October 11th, 1890
- The Story of My Life. by B.W. Chidlaw with an Introductory Note by Edwin W. Rice. 382 pgs. Philadelphia. For Sale by W.H. Hirst. 1890. Call# B C434, 1890. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Chaplains in the Army and Navy of the United States. by Rev. B.W. Chidlaw. 39th OVI. 5 pgs. From G.A.R. War Papers, Papers Read Before Fred C. Jones Post No. 401, Dept. Of Ohio G.A.R.. E.R. Monfort. H.B. Furness. Fred H. Alms. Cincinnati. 1891
- Roster Surviving Members of the Thirty-Ninth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Compiled by Frank Bruner, Co. "G". Frank Bruner. 51 pgs. S. Rosenthal & Co. 203 Vine Street. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1893. Contains a brief but complete history of the Regiment.
- "Sunset and Evening Star." In Memoriam of Benjamin Williams Chidlaw. by Henrietta Chidlaw. 298 pgs. Press of T. J. Griffeths. Utica. NY. 1894. Chidlaw served as Chaplain with the 39th Ohio Infantry, and with the U. S. Sanitary Commission and U. S. Christian Commission. Call# Stacks B C434s. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Reminiscences of the First Year of the War in Missouri. Oliver N. Nixon. From: Military Essays and Recollections. MOLLUS. Illinois. Vol. 3. pp. 413-36. Dial Pr. Chicago. 1899. 13 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v12. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- For Department Commander, Ohio G.A.R., Capt. W.H.H. Minturn, 39th Ohio V.V.I.. Biography Grand Army of the Republic. John W. Fowler Post No. 336 New Lexington, Ohio. 3 pgs. Campaign Booklet. 1902? Call# General PA Box 729 8. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The Battle of Collierville. Ethan O. Hurd. From: Sketches of War History. MOLLUS. Ohio. Vol. 5. pp. 243-54. Robert Clarke. Cincinnati, OH. 1903. 6 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v5. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- National Tribune. Fuller's Ohio Brigade. C.I. Adkins. December 3-31, 1903
- The History of Fuller's Ohio Brigade, 1861-1865. Its Great March, with Roster, Portraits, Battle Maps and Biographies. Charles H. Smith. Major 27th Ohio Regiment, Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Press of A.J. Watt. Cleveland. Ohio. 1909. Fuller's Ohio Brigade was composed of the 27th, 39th, 43rd and 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiments.
- Roster of Fuller's Brigade, Re-Union And Homecoming, Wednesday, August 29th, 1917., Memorial Hall, East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. Lists attendees by Co. & current address. NP. 1917
- Colonel A.W. Gilbert, Citizen Soldier of Cincinnati. Alfred West Gilbert. Edited by William E. Smith and Ophia D. Smith. Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. Cincinnati. 1934. A Colonel of the 39th Ohio.
- Johnny Bull-Billy Yank. by Carol H. Quenzell. A summary of 105 letters written by George Hovey Cadman. 1823-1864. 39th OVI. 21 pgs. Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol XIV. 1955
- George Hovey Cadman. A Cockney's Gift to America. Letters to his Wife Esther Cooper Cadman. George Hovey Cadman. 39th OVI. Forward signed George Elbridge Cadman. 342 pgs. Miami FL. 1968. Call# 973.741 C114c Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. OH
- Civil War Letters of Fredrick E. Pimper. Pvt. Fredrick E. Pimper. Co H. 39th OVI. Letters written to Sarah Parrott King, Farmers Station, Clinton County, Ohio. 79 items. Collection includes a daguerreotype of Fredrick E. Pimper and one of Sarah Parrott King. Call# PIMPER MSS. Manuscripts Department. Lilly Library. Indiana University. Bloomington. Indiana
- William Pittenger Diary. Capt. William Henry Pittenger. 39th OVI. Typed copy. July 13 1861 - July 31 1865. Call# VOL 395. OHS Archives also holds the original eight volume diary. Call# VOL 954-961. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- David T. Stathem Papers. Sgt David T. Stathem. Co. D. 39th OVI. Correspondence and Diaries 1861-1865. .25 cubic ft. Call# MSS688. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Joseph Mitchell Strickling Papers. Joseph M. Strickling. Co E. 39th OVI. Typed carbon copy of the reminscences of Cincinnati Ohio native. Location of original unknown. Call# General VFM1555. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Diary of Henry Wendelken. Henry Wendelken. Co. B. 39th OVI. A Civil War diary of 1863. Describes Civil War service with Company B, 39th Ohio Infantry Regiment in Mississippi and Tennessee; together with broadside listing men serving in the unit and memorandum of the regiment's history. The account speaks of marches, camp routines, drills, and weather. .3 linear ft. Call# SPEC COLL MS. 88-02 Ablah Library. Wichita State University. Wichita. Kansas
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Col. Edw. F. Noyes Photograph. See 27th OVI Page at Ohio in the Civil War for photograph of Col. Edward F. Noyes of the 39th OVI.
- The 39th OVI and Major Noyes at New Madrid. Excerpt from: Roster Surviving Members of the Thirty-Ninth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Compiled by Frank Bruner. Co. "G". Published on the web by Larry Stevens. 1999
Col. John Groesbeck 39th OVI
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HistoryMustered into service at Camp Dennison in August, 1861, with John Groesbeck as Colonel, it went to St. Louis the same month and reported to General Fremont, taking part in the operations at New Madrid and Island No.10. Leaving that vicinity in the spring of 1862, it joined Halleck's movement against Corinth. In the fall, joining Grant's army at Grand Junction, it engaged in the numerous skirmishes in the advance on Oxford, Mississippi. The following spring found it in the Tuscumbia Valley under General Dodge, and in May at Memphis. Returning from veteran furlough in February, 1864, to Nashville, in May, it formed part of the 16th Corps on the Atlanta campaign. It lost one-third of its strength on July 22nd, at Atlanta, and terminated its fighting only at Bentonville, North Carolina, after passing through the various battles and skirmishes of the Savannah and Carolina campaign. The Regiment was a member of the famous Fuller's Ohio Brigade and re-enlisted more veterans than any Ohio unit. It mustered out at Louisville in July, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium39th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Colerain and Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 31 to August 13, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., August 18; thence moved to Medon September 6 (9 Cos.). (Co. "K" served detached at St. Louis, Mo., September, 1861, to February, 1862.) Companies "A," "B," "E" and "I" on duty at St. Joseph, Mo., guarding Northern Missouri Railroad September, 1861, to February, 1862. Companies "C," "D," "F," "G" and "H" march to relief of Lexington, Mo., September 12-20; thence to Kansas City September 21-22. Attached to Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Corinth, Miss., 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 26th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 15-November 2, 1861. March to Sedalia November 9-17. Duty at Sedalia and Syracuse, Mo., till February, 1862. Action at Shanghai December 1, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 2, 1862, thence to Commerce, Mo., February 22-24. Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, and pursuit to Tiptonville March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Near Corinth May 24. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty at Clear Creek till August 29. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Expedition to Jackson December 18. Action at Parker's Cross Roads December 30. Red Mound or Parker's Cross Roads December 31. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till October, and at Prospect, Tenn., till February, 1864. Reenlisted at Prospect December 26, 1863. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Monteith Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to the Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 20. Skirmishes at Rivers and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2. Action at Rivers Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Juniper Creek, near Cheraw, March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro and Raleigh, Bennett's House, April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 129 Enlisted men by disease. Total 196.
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