39th Regiment Infantry

John Rissmiller--Co. E

Organized at Hannibal, Mo., August 18 to September 30, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1864. Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. District of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to January, 1865. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, January, 1865. District of St. Louis, Mo., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Scout duty and operating against guerrillas in Macon, Ralls, Pike, Monroe, Audrain, Callaway, Boone, Howard and Chariton Counties, Mo., September. Actions about Sidney, Ralls County, September 11-16 (Co. "D"). Companies "A" and "G" ordered to Paris September 14. Company "E" to Ralls County September 20. Companies "C" and "H" to Paris September 22. Company "D" to Macon September 23. Companies "B" and "I" to Macon September 24, and Company "F" to Macon September 25, 1864. Action with Anderson's guerrillas and massacre on North Missouri Railroad near Centralia September 27 (Cos. "A," "G" and "H"). March from Macon to Jefferson City, Mo., October 1-7. Defense of Jefferson City October 7-8. Moved to LaMine Bridge October 19-20, thence to Glasgow November 1-3, and duty there until December 13. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 13, arriving there January 1, 1865. Return to St. Louis, Mo., January 4-9, 1865. Duty at Benton Barracks and in District of St. Louis, Mo., until July. Companies "A," "G" and "K" provost duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 24 to July 6. Companies "D" and "E" at Glasgow and Company "B" at St. Genevieve. Scout from Glasgow to Perche Hills March 7-15, 1865 (Co. "D"). Company "H" provost duty at Benton Barracks. Companies "C," "E," "F" and "I" mustered out March 20, 1865. Regiment mustered out July 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 64 Enlisted men by disease. Total 196.

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