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.

 

1864

March 22-31

Organized at Baltimore, Md.

April

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

May-June

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

September

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

November

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

1865

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.

May-December

Duty at various points in the Dept. of North Carolina

December 4

Mustered out




 
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