Field And His Staff Officers Of The 39th U.S. Colored Infantry, in front of St. Petersburg Va., Sep. 1864- From: Mathew B. Brady and Levin Corbin Handy photographic studios collection
The 39th United States Colored Troops lost 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 239 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
March 22-31 Organized at Baltimore, Md.
April Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac
May-June Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg.
June 15-19 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16- December 7 Siege of Petersburg and Richmond
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg,
August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
September Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps
September 29-30 & October 1 Poplar Grove Church
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November On the Bermuda Hundred front
December 7-271st Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, then 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps
January 7-152nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 13-15 Bombardment of Fort Fisher
January 15 Assault and capture of Fort Fisher
January 19 Sugar Loaf Hill
February 11 Federal Point
February 18-20 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
February 22 Northeast Ferry
March 1-April 26 Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps. Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-21 Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro
March 23-24 Cox’s Bridge
April 9-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
May-December Duty at various points in the Dept. of North Carolina
December 4 Mustered out
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Series I. Mathew B. Brady Studio: Albumen Photographic Prints on “Original Photographs” Mounts