The Civil War in the East

39th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops

The 39th United States Colored Troops lost 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 239 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



March 22-31

Organized at Baltimore, Md.


Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac


Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg.

June 15-19

Before Petersburg

June 16-December 7

Siege of Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg,

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad


Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps

September 29-30 & October 1

Poplar Grove Church

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run


On the Bermuda Hundred front

December 7-27

1st Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, then 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps


January 7-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 13-15

Bombardment of Fort Fisher

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

January 19

Sugar Loaf Hill

February 11

Federal Point

February 18-20

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

February 22

Northeast Ferry

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps. Dept. of North Carolina

March 6-21

Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro

March 23-24

Cox's Bridge

April 9-14

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.


Duty at various points in the Dept. of North Carolina

December 4

Mustered out

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