Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ohio's 39th Infantry

The 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in Camp Dennison at Cincinnati.

The 39th Ohio stayed at Memphis, Tennessee, which George Cadman  found so odious, and were not sent to Vicksburg as he expected.  They stayed there from May to October, 1863.  Then they were posted to Prospect, Tennessee until February 1864 where they reenlisted.

They took part in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and were at the Battle of Resaca May 14-15.

They were outside Marietta, Georgia, from June 10 to July 2nd and at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 27th.

George Cadman's papers, which are at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, stopped after June which leads me to believe that perhaps he was killed or died.  Maybe he just quit writing because of the pressure of campaigning.  I'll have to do more research.

The 39th Ohio participated in the rest of the Battle of Atlanta and its capture

They were at the Battle of Bentonville in North Carolina March 20-21, 1865, the occupation of Goldsboro, Raleigh and Johnston's surrender at Bennett Place in North Carolina.

A Mystery.  --Old Secesh

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