39th Infantry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1861 with eleven companies: eight infantry, two cavalry, and one artillery. The unit was attached to the Department of Norfolk and served on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In November it was ordered to evacuate the peninsula but was unable to cross the Chesapeake Bay. Efforts failed to reorganize the regiment, and it disbanded on February 3, 1862. Its commanders were Colonel Charles Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Louis C. H. Finney, and Major N. R. Cary.
John B. Pannill--Co. C