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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, as 39th Regiment Infantry, August 29, 1861. They mustered out July 20, 1865.  The Dismounted detachment left in Pulaski, Tennessee until December 25-26 then They mustered out.[1]

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


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.


The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 39th Indiana Regiment / 8st Indiana Cavalry web site. (accessed 17 Jan 2011)

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Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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 ‘Indiana 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.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, 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.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) articile on the 8th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.
  • Barnett, John Lympus, "Some Civil War Letters and Diary of John Lympus Barnett"  (Indiana Magazine of History 23, no. 3 (September 1927): 333-364.) 1861-1863, Hamilton County (Cicero) , 39th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF   (accessed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Bartmess, Jacob, "Jacob W. Bartmess Civil War Letters" [1 of 2] (Indiana Magazine of History 52, no. 1 (March 1956): 49-74.) 1862-1863 , Jay County (New Corydon),39th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 8th Calvary, Co. C  Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF   (accessed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Bartmess, Jacob, "Jacob W. Bartmess Civil War Letters" [2 of 2] ( Indiana Magazine of History 52, no. 2 (June 1956): 157-186.)1864-1865, Jay County (New Corydon),39th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 8th Calvary, Co. C, Abstract and Bibliographic Information   article PDF  (accessed 4 Apr 2011)

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. 39th Regiment Indiana Cavalry/8th Regiment Cavalry, Company D(accessed 08 Dec 2010) History and Muster Roll of 8th Indiana Regiment Cavalry. (Howard country)
  3. "Military History" Chapter 17 in FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.), (page 305, Regiment,Companies, Name's) other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

 

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