39th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry


Organized at Newark, N.J., October 3, 1864. Left State for City Point, Va., by detachments October 4-10, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., temporarily, October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.



    Duty on breastworks at City Point, Va., October, 1864, then moved to Poplar Grove Church. Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Va., October 27-28, 1864.

    Siege of Petersburg till April 2, 1865.

    Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 2, 1865.

    Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2.

    Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.

    Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army.

    Moved to City Point, thence to Washington and Alexandria April 20-27.

    Grand Review May 23.

    Mustered out June 17, 1865


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 29 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42.


Orders Instructing Units to Report to Gen. Meade, Including the

39th Regiment, NJVI



City Point, Va., October 19, 1864.

I. The following-named regiments and detachments are hereby assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and will immediately report to Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, commanding, for orders: One hundred and eighty-sixth New York Volunteers, Col. Bradley Winslow; Thirty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers, Colonel Wildrick; One hundred and eighty-eighth New York Volunteers, Major Davison, six companies; Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, Capt. A. K. Potter, five companies; Eighth Delaware Volunteers, Capt. R. J. Holt, three companies; Sixty-first Massachusetts Volunteers, Lieut. Col. C. F. Walcott, five companies.

II. Capt. A. Webster, assistant quartermaster volunteers, is hereby assigned to special duty at these headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:


Assistant Adjutant-General.