Is Now Back In Stock!
The 39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Reference CD-ROM
By Robert M. Baker and Brian E. Hall
An excellent reference resource for genealogical and historical information!
After a long, long time, the 39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry CD-ROM is back in stock!
What's it got on it?
* The complete and unabridged company rosters.
* An alphabetical index roster.
* Service and Battle Histories from Dyer's Compendium, Speed's Union Regiments, the Adjutant General's Report, The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, The Compiled Service Records, and other official sources.
* In-depth original essays on several of the more obscure battles in which the 39th participated.
* First-hand accounts of service in the Big Sandy Valley by three different Union veterans - totalling over 120 pages.
* Dozens of photos of 39th veterans, places, etc.
* Dozens of period maps, many placed next to the battle accounts for easy reference.
* Facsimiles of primary source materials discussing such topics as the dismissal of Col. Dils, the demotion of Sgt. Buskirk, the Battle of Louisa, the killing of Peyton Justice, and other controversial episodes related to the regiment.
* New information on the controversial Alf Killen.
* A Big Sandy Valley Civil War Time Line.
* Information on ordering and using records from the National Archives, the Kentucky State Archives, and the Military Records and Research Branch.
Format: This CD-ROM is PC-compatible and operates in any internet browser. The files are in html and jpeg format, printable (for your relatives who still don't have a computer), and operate just like an off-line website. Disc will operate in almost any PC-based computer, but works best on a machine with at least a Pentium II processor, a 4X Speed CD-ROM drive, and 32 Meg of RAM. No software to install!
What this disk does not have:
* Individual compiled service records for any particular soldier.
* Genealogical or biographical information for any particular soldier.
This disc is a regimental history and deals with the service and experience of the veterans during that time period and under those circumstances. As such, it is a military history rather than a genealogical reference. The rosters will serve the genealogist well, but we did not intend to create a reference specific to genealogy. This is just a note to inform our patrons that, with a few exceptions, we probably did not include your ancestor's information on the disc.
Robert and Brian,
I cannot get enough of your CD. The timeline is extremely helpful and I will read every word of all the items on the CD. You and Brian did an excellent job. It is a valuable resource as well as entertaining reading.
Lt.-Col. Jack Brummett (Ret.),
I just received the CD-ROM in the mail today and it is fantastic! Your work has not gone in vain. I'm glad to have been able to shed some information to you on the Hibbitts "boys" and their history. I'm also glad that between the two of us that we got some confirmation that ol' Alf [Killen] was with the bunch at the Battle of Cranesnest along with the Hibbitts "boys" . . . I was glad to see a photo of John Dils considering that my gg uncle, William G. Rose, was involved in the raid with Menifee into Piketon, KY, and he raided John Dils store. It proves to me that my time, information and research also has not gone in vain also. The history of the 39th KY (USA) and the 7th VA (CSA) has lots of history dealing with several relatives in my family, but this is only one chapter. I have many more mysteries left to solve. I am glad to have helped out. Again, I "Thank you" for the information that you have passed along to me involving the 39th.
Your "Confederate Comrade,"
Thomasville, North Carolina
I'm supposed to be painting the house, but your 39th disk came today, so you can pretty well imagine what I've been doing. Regretfully, I have to stop and actually do some manual labor, but I'll return to it. I lack the words to tell you how grateful I am. Nothing I have done, or am likely to do, warrants such generosity. The amount of time and effort you have put forth to produce the CD is clearly obvious. I don't know how many other regimental histories exist in this format, but it clearly portends a significant advancement in the way Civil War history is made available. You and your colleagues are to be thoroughly congratulated . . . I've only scratched the surface. But I am particularly delighted with the maps. I have made copies from the O.R., and I have used both a very nice atlas and some nifty mapping software (that allows me to zoom in to as close as 1"=250'). Nevertheless, I have still had a hard time finding some of the locations. The maps on the 39th CD help a great deal . . . Clearly, I'll be up late tonight!
Brian and Robert,
The 39th KY Infantry CD arrived in the mail and it is just great!!! You have done such a good job and there is so much there to read. What a wonderful tribute to all of those brave men that fought for the Union. I hope that you have real success in getting it out to others . . .
Gwen Boyer Bjorkman,
I am on my 3rd time going thru the wonderful 39th CD. I want to thank you very much for it. And keep up the good work . . .
How much does it cost?
The disc comes with a slim-line jewel-case, jewel-case insert with instructions on how to operate the disc, and the CD-ROM. For anyone who e-mails me an order for the disc, I can reply with the entry for your veteran ancestor in the Revised Roster that Brian and I have worked on for many years now. I can usually tell you if your ancestor drew a pension for his service. I MAY be able to find him in the 1860 census as well. If there are any errors that you see in our entry, you can help us correct those. The cost is $20.00 which includes shipping. We are usually able to get most orders in the mail on the same or the next day. Discounts are available for orders of 5 or more. Discounts are also available for genealogy, heritage, and historical societies. Personal checks and money orders are accepted. Sorry, we are not able at this time to accept credit-debit cards or Pay Pal.
Mail orders are welcome! Mail payment (don't forget to include your mailing address) to the following address:
Robert M. Baker,
122 Balsinger Street,
London, Kentucky, 40741
Make checks or money orders payable to the same. Thank you!
I Want to Order A Disk
We also have discs available for the following:
The 7th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S., CD-ROM - Many of the men for this regiment were drawn from Clay, Laurel, Jackson and from some of the counties to the east of these. Includes battle histories, rosters from the AG's Report, maps, reports from the OR, Dyer, Speed, etc. $12.50, including shipping and handling.
The 13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., CD-ROM - This regiment was drawn from Pike, Letcher, Floyd, Knott, and some of the counties to the west of these. Includes battle and service histories drawn from the Official Records, rosters drawn from the AG's Report, some first-hand material drawn from contemporary sources, images, maps, suggested resources, etc. While not a complete source for the regiment, it does provide a great deal of basic material and leads for further research. $12.50, including shipping and handling.
22nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S., CD-ROM - This regiment was formed in northern Kentucky, but was ordered into the Big Sandy Valley in December, 1861, before it mustered in. While the regiment was serving with James A. Garfield in his Middle Creek campaign, it recruited many East Kentuckians who would later return to assist in the Union defense of the region later in the war. The regiment also claimed at least one full company of native Germans recruited from northern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Disc contains rosters, maps, images, battle and service histories from Dyer and Speed, excerpts from the Official Records, and regimental surgeon Benjamin F. Stephenson's collection of letters, later published in book form after the war. Worth the price just for this last resource! $20.00, including shipping and handling.
5th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A., CD-ROM - This regiment was initially raised at Prestonsburg in fall of 1861 from men whom were from the area and many who joined the unit from the Bluegrass region. Contains rosters, some images, maps, extensive material drawn from the OR and other sources, etc. An excellent resource for your own research. $12.50, including shipping and handling.
10th Kentucky Cavalry (May's), C.S.A., CD-ROM - This regiment was comprised primarily of eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia, and some southern West Virginia residents. It served from early 1863 through to the end of the war mostly in its home region, but also in the areas of East Tennessee and along the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad from Saltville to Bristol and beyond. Contains rosters, extensive material drawn from the OR and other sources, maps, images, and some material from primary and pension sources.
5th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, U.S., CD-ROM - This regiment was raised in 1861 from the counties bordering the lower Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers. Contains rosters, maps, images, battle and service histories from Dyer, Lang, and the OR, some accounts from veterans, and one extensive account of the regiment's service published in a regional newspaper during the war, accounts drawn from a regional history, etc. Well worth the price just for this last resource! $22.50 including shipping and handling.
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