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This project is for those who served in the 39th Missouri Infantry.,_Missouri_Infantry_(Union) 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union) United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Missouri Military Gotoarrow.png Missouri in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)

Contents [hide] 1 Brief History 2 Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin 3 Other Sources 4 References Brief History 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.[1]

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

Other Sources 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.

References Jump up ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

A complete list of the members of the 39th Missouri Infantry killed during the Battle of Centralia can be found here: