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Brief History

The 139th regiment was organized at Brooklyn, Kings County, and mustered in September 9, 1862.[1] The regiment was organized under Colonel Anthony Conk.[2]
Provost duty at Richmond and Manchester, Va., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 19, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 98th New York Infantry.[3]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 139th Infantry Regiment.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Brooklyn and Flatbush of Kings County; Brookhaven, Suffolk County; Hempstead, Nassau County; and Jamaica, Queens County

Company B - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company C - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company D - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company E - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company F - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company G - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County

Company H - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County and Smithtown, Suffolk County

Company I - principally recruited from Brooklyn and Flatbush of Kings County; Hempstead, Nassau County Islip, Suffolk County and Jamaica, Queens County

Company K - principally recruited from Brooklyn, Kings County


Source Material

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
  • The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua

Footnotes

  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 139th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/139thInf/139thInfMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).

 

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