39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
39th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in
July, 1861, as a five company battalion. In November the unit moved to "Camp Hill"
near Gooch Mountain where it was increased to eight companies. In February, 1862,
it was ordered to Knoxville, Tennessee, where two more companies were added. Its
members were from the counties of Cherokee, Macon, Jackson, Buncombe, and
Clay. The 39th took part in the Cumberland Gap operations, then saw action in the
Battle of Perryville. Assigned to Walthall's, McNair's, and Reynold's Brigade, it fought
with the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, then endured Hood's
winter campaign in Tennessee. In 1865 it shared in the defense of Mobile. This
regiment lost 2 killed, 36 wounded, and 6 missing at Murfreesboro and had 10 killed,
90 wounded, and 3 missing at Chickamauga. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to
September 5, it reported 16 killed, 57 wounded, and 10 missing. On May 4, 1865, it
surrendered. The field officers were Colonel David Coleman, Lieutenant Colonels
Hugh H. Davidson and Francis A. Reynolds, and Major T.W. Peirce.