United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey > 39th New Jersey Infantry Regiment

The 39th New Jersey Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 29 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 1 officer and 60 enlisted men were wounded and recovered,  and 10 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 23 Mustered in under the command of Colonel Abram C. Wildrick (West Point Class of 1857) and Lieutenant Colonel James H. Close, who had served as Major of the Second New Jersey Infantry Regiment.
October 4-10 Five companies of the regiment left the State for City Point, Virginia. Duty on breastworks at City Point, Virginia temporarily attached to Benham’s Engineer Brigade, City Point, Virginia.
October 21 The remaining five companies of the 39th New Jersey Infantry Regiment had all joined the main regiment by detatchments at City Point, Virginia.
October 27-28 Moved to Poplar Grove Church. Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 28-April 2

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

The regiment fought its first battle of the war, leading the assault on Confederate Fort Mahone and clearing away defenses such as cheval de frise to open the way for the main attacking force of veteran Vermont regiments. It lost 17 men killed and 74 wounded.

April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9

Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 20-27 Moved to City Point, then to Washington and Alexandria
May 23 Grand Review
June 17 The 39th New Jersey mustered out 819 men.