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Thirty-ninth regiment Massachusetts Infantry.

(1) Col. Timothy Ingraham, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols.

(2) Col. P. Stearns Davis.

(3) Col. Charles L. Peirson, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
Enlisted men,11313314413513914413613113514513251,392
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.27112241231226
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.213129
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Enlisted men,3613014213313714013212913114412851,357

The 39th Mass. Infantry was organized at Lynnfield, Mass., in the summer of 1862; Co. D was mustered into service in July, and the remaining nine companies in August and the early days of September. It left the State for Washington September 6, under command of Col. P. Stearns Davis, and was active in guarding the Potomac, being posted at Edwards' and Conrad's ferries, serving in October at Seneca Creek and vicinity, and making winter quarters at Poolesville, Md. It was placed on guard and patrol duty at Washington from April to July, 1864, and moving then to Harper's Ferry, joined the Army of the Potomac at Funkstown, becoming part of the 2d Division, 1st Corps. It moved with the army to the Rappahannock, took part in the operations in the vicinity and in the Mine Run campaign. As part of the 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, it was active at the Wilderness May 4-6 and shared in the movement to Spotsylvania, losing at Laurel Hill on May 8 and 10. It moved to Bethesda Church and Cold Harbor, and reaching Petersburg on the morning of June 17, took part in the siege, being assigned, June 24, to a position in the vicinity of Jerusalem Plank Road; while here (on July 11), Colonel Davis was mortally wounded. The regiment took part in the movement to the Weldon Railroad in August, and in the battle of the 19th and 20th Lieutenant-Colonel Peirson, in command, was severely wounded, his place being taken by Capt. F. R. Kinsley who was made prisoner the following day, leaving the regiment for several months under Captain Nelson. It engaged in the expedition to the Weldon Railroad in December, took part at Hatcher's Run in February, 1865, and suffered loss at Gravelly Run March 31, when Major Tremlett, who had commanded the regiment since Nov. 5, 1864, was wounded, dying from the effects on June 6. The command was active at Five Forks on the next day and followed the Confederate Army to Appomattox, encamping at South Side Railroad after the surrender. It reached Arlington Heights May 12 and was mustered out of service June 2, 1865, those whose term of service had not yet expired being transferred to the 32d Mass. Infantry. Reaching Massachusetts June 6, it was paid off and discharged a week later at Readville.

1 Including non-commissioned staff.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

3 Including non-commissioned staff.

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