The 39th Kentucky Mounted Infantry was organized in the Fall of 1862 at Old Peach Orchard, Lawrence County, Kentucky. The volunteers for this regiment were drawn from the counties bordering the Big Sandy Valley, but some came from as far away as Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. While the 39th did not participate in any of the Civil War's major battles, it saw much service in combatting the numerous guerrilla bands, as well as regular Confederate forces, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Some of the battles and skirmishes that the 39th did participate in include: the second battle at Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky; the battle at Licking Meadows, Magoffin County, Kentucky (also known as Puncheon Creek or Half Mountain); the first and second battles at Saltville, Virginia; the Johnson County Boat Fight; Turman's Ferry; and a host of other smaller skirmishes. The 39th may be one of the most controversial regiments in the United States Army, at least that's what we feel after four years of research. Brian and I hope you find this site useful and informative and thank you for your patronage!
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Brian is currently working on an annotated and corrected roster. If you have any biographical information about or photos of any of the 39th's veterans, please contact us or leave it here on the Bulletin Board. We are striving to create an accurate and complete record of who served in the regiment, where they came from, and where they went after the war. With your help, we should be able to do so.
Brian put this set of pages together to help the new genealogist or historian learn how to order a soldier's records from the National Archives in Washington. There are complete explanations and internet links to make the job of ordering Grandpa's service or pension records a little easier.