The 39th Infantry Regiment was organized for the "Hundred Days' Service" at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
They left the state on June 13, 1864, and proceeded directly to Memphis, Tennessee. There, the regiment was assigned to drill, guard, and patrol duty, and engaged in occasional skirmishes. The 39th was part of the forces assisting in the defense of Memphis, Tennessee, on August 21, 1864.
After their term of service expired, the 39th returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and disbanded on September 15, 1864.
The regiment lost 3 men to mortal wounds and 1 Officer and 27 Enlisted men to disease.
For Further Research
Search our collections for photos and artifacts from Wisconsin in the Civil War. Read about other Wisconsin Civil War regiments. For detailed regimental histories of the U.S. Civil War, consult the Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories.
The histories above, unless otherwise noted, are adopted from Charles E. Estabrook, ed., Records and Sketches of Military Organizations, (Madison, 1914). This page was developed with the help of Bard.