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Brief History

The 139th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Pittsburg September 1, 1862. It mustered out June 21, 1865. [1]


For more information on the history of the 139th Pennsylvania Infantry, see the following:

  • The Wikipedia article, 139th Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 8 November, 2011)
  • The Civil War Archive section, 139th Regiment Infantry, (accessed  25 October 2012).

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.

Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Mercer County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Armstrong County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Armstrong County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Armstrong County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County and Armstrong County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Beaver County and Allegheny County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Allegheny County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,697 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Pennsylvania 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.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, 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.
  • Schoyer, Samuel C., and William T. Schoyer. The Road to Cold Harbor: Field Diary, January 1-June 12, 1864 of Samuel C. Schoyer, Captain, Company G, 139th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment : Supplemented by Accounts of Other Offices and a Brief History of the Regiment. Pittsburgh, Pa: W.T. Schoyer, 1986. WorldCat.
  • Hieber, John H., and William Dunham. The Civil War Diary of John H. Hieber: Hospital Steward, 139th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. S.l: W. Dunham, 1980. WorldCat.
  • Ranger95 describes the history of this regiment. It lists rosters for each company. It includes  images of the monument for this regiment.
  • PaCivilWar outlines the organization and battles of this regiment.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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