Infantry Units: 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from the 3rd to the 13th of August 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 9, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • New Madrid, MO, March 3-5, & 13, 1862
  • Island No. 10, TN, April 8, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Parker's Crossroads, TN, December 30, 1862
  • Atlanta Campaign, May 5-September 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3-9, 1865
  • Cheraw, SC, march 2-3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company K

William Parks