39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at Dalton, Georgia, in April, 1862, recruited its members in the counties of Butts, Whitfield, Bartow, Dade, Fayette, Clayton, and Chattahoochee. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices, and Staff - see - Roster on page 249
- Company A - ("Cohutta Rangers") Murray County - see - Roster on page 251
- Company B - Murray County - see - Roster on page 261
- Company C - ("The Wells") Whitfield County - see - Roster on page 271
- Company D - ("Dade County Invincibles") Dade County - see - Roster on page 280; USGenWeb
- Company E - ("Walker Light Guards") Walker County - see - Roster on page 289 (History on page 298); USGenWeb; USGenWeb
- Company F - Catoosa County - see - Roster on page 299; USGenWeb
- Company G - ("Gilmer Lions") Gilmer County - see - Roster on page 309; USGenWeb; USGenWeb
- Company H - ("Chattooga Rangers and Chattooga Tigers") Chattooga County - see - Roster on page 316; USGenWeb(A-G); USGenWeb(H-M); USGenWeb(N-End)
- Company I - ("Gilmer Tigers #2") Gilmer County - see - Roster on page 327; USGenWeb
- Company K - ("Walker County Volunteers") Walker County - see - Roster on page 333; USGenWeb; USGenWeb
Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat FHL Collection HATHI TRUST Digital Library HATHI TRUST; also on USGenWeb
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Georgia 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.
- Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 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.