39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)
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
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, Missouri
Company B - Captain Joseph R. Good - Hannibal, Marion, Missouri
Company C - Captain Hiram Baxter, Captain David A. Hart - Louisiana, Pike, Missouri
Company D - Captain John D. Meredith - Hannibal, Marion, Missouri
Company E - Captain George W. Weldy - New London, Rails, Missouri
Company F - Captain Amos Poe - Edna, Knox, Missouri
Company G - Captain William Glover - Shelbyville, Shelby, Missouri
Company H - Captain Adam Theis - Hannibal, Marion, Missouri
Company I - Captain Louis W. Williams - Memphis, Scotland, Missouri
Company K - Captain Martin A. Lyle - Paris, Monroe, 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
- 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 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).