The History of the 39th New York Volunteers:

 

Mustered in: May 28, 1861/Mustered out: July 1, 1865

This regiment, raised by the Union Defense Committee of New York city, under special authority from the War Department, was accepted by the State May 27, 1861; organized and recruited at New York city under Col. Frederick George D'Utassy, and mustered in the service of the United States for three years at Washington, D. C., June 6, 1861, to date from May 28, 1861. Three companies consisted of Germans, three of Hungarians, one of Swiss, one of Italians, one of Frenchmen, and one of Spaniards and Portuguese. May 31, 1863, the regiment was consolidated into four companies: A, B, C and D; new companies were organized in the field from recruits: E December 8; F December 14; G December 19; H December 30, 1863; I and K in January, 1864. Companies A, B, C and D were mustered out in New York city June 24, 1864, those not entitled to be discharged having previously been transferred to other companies; and the regiment, six companies, E, F, G, H, I and K, retained in service. In October, 1864, a new Company D, enlisted principally at Malone for one year, joined the regiment; June 2, 1865, the members of the regiment not to be mustered out with it were transferred to the 185th Infantry.
The regiment left the State May 28, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C., from June 1, 1861; in the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, from July 13, 1861; in Blenker's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in Stahel's Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in 1st Brigade, same division, Mountain Department, from April, 1862; in White's Brigade, Army of Virginia, at Winchester, Va., from July, 1862; at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., from September, 1862; at Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., from September 27, 1862; near Washington, D.C., 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, defenses of Washington, from December, 1862; in January, 1863, in 3d Brigade, Casey's, later Abercrombie's Division, 22d Corps; in 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from June 25, 1863; in the 3d, and for a time in the Consolidated, Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1864; and was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. Augustus Funk, July I, 1865, except (new) Company D, which had been mustered out, June 7, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.

 

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 62 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 3 officers, 49 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 158 enlisted men; total, 9 officers, 269 enlisted men; aggregate, 278; of whom 1 officer and 99 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.
Battles Fought:

June 11, 1861 at Romney, VA.

May 15, 1862 at Franklin, VA.

May 28, 1862 at Franklin, VA.

June 8, 1862 at Cross Keys, VA.

June 8, 1862 at Harrisonburg, VA.

June 12, 1862 at Cross Keys, VA.

July 15, 1862 at Hospital.

July 15, 1862 at Middletown, VA.

September 15, 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA.

July 1-3, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.

October 14, 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA.

November 30, 1863 at Mine Run, VA.

December 1-2, 1863 at Mine Run, VA.

December 2, 1863 at Rapidan, VA.

February 6-7, 1864 at Morton's Ford, VA.

March 15, 1864 at Rapidan, VA.

May 4-8, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.

May 9-10, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.

May 10, 1864 at Laurel Hill, VA.

May 10, 1864 at Po River, VA.

May 12, 1864 at Po River, VA.

May 12-17, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.

May 18, 1864 at Landron House, VA.

May 18, 1864 at Laurel Hill, VA.

May 18, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.

May 30, 1864 at Pamunkey River, VA.

May 30, 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, VA.

May 31, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.

May 31, 1864 at Hanover Court House, VA.

May 31, 1864 at Hanover Town, VA.

May 31, 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, VA.

June 1-3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.

June 7-8, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.

June 14-17, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

June 20, 1864 at Balesburg, VA.

June 21, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.

June 21-23, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

June 22, 1864 at North Anna River, VA.

June 22-23, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.

June 24, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

June 27, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

July 21, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.

July 27, 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

August 14, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, VA.

August 16, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, VA.

August 25, 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

August 25, 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.

August 25, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.

October 27, 1864 at Fort Sedgwick, VA.

March 31, 1865 at Appomattox Campaign, VA.

March 31, 1865 at City Point, VA.

March 31, 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

March 31, 1865 at White Oak Ridge, VA.

April 2, 1865 at Farmville, VA.

April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, VA. 

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