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The 139th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 66 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 79 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 9 Mustered in under the command of Colonel Anthony Conk.
September 11 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va.
September 20 Duty at Camp Hamilton, Dept. of Virginia
December Assigned to Busteed’s Independent Brigade, Yorktown, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April Assigned to West’s Brigade, 7th Army Corps
April 11 Action at Whittaker’s Mills, Williamsburg and Fort Magruder
April Moved to Yorktown, Va. and duty there, at Williamsburg and in the District of the Currituck
May Assigned to West’s Advance Brigade, 4th Army Corps
July Assigned to Wistar’s Brigade, United States forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to Bottom’s Bridge
July 2 Baltimore Cross Roads
July 2-3 Crump’s Cross Roads, Bottom’s Bridge
July 29 Colonel Conk resigned due to “pressing personal business.'” Samuel H. Roberts was promoted to colonel.
December 12-14 Expedition from Williamsburg to Charles City Court House
December 11 Near Chickahominy River
December 12 Forge Bridge
December 13 Charles City Court House
January Assigned to 1st Brigade, United States forces, Yorktown, Va..
January 19 & 24 Scouts from Williamsburg
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition against Richmond. Assigned to District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
March Assigned to Heckman’s Division, Portsmouth, Va.
April Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drury’s Bluff
May 16-27 Bermuda Hundred
May 28-31 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12 Battles about Cold Harbor
June 15-18 Before Petersburg
June 19 Siege operations begin against Petersburg and Richmond. In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
September 29 Assault and capture of Fort Harrison
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November Duty in lines before Richmond
December Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Corps
April 3 Occupation of Richmond
April-May Provost duty at Richmond and Manchester, Va.
June 19 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 98th New York Infantry.