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Re: Anyone with ancestors from 39th VA Calvary?

Other than the Virginia Series book, there appears to be nothing else written on this unit in which some 592 men are recorded as having served.
Samuel Brown does not have records in the files of the 39th and is shown as commanding the battalion at Appomattox
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John H. Richardson, appointed Major, 39th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides & Couriers, 13th Battalion Virginia Cavalry) September 24, 1862

The 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry consisted of four companies, A to D, which had been organized on various dates from August 18,1862, to January 24, 1864. It was also known as the 13th Battalion Virginia Cavalry and as Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides and Couriers.
[Compiled Service Records]

born 6/15/1828 in Richmond, VA
died 11/29/1900 in Richmond, VA
(Postwar city official and operator of street car line,
Richmond, VA)
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

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From the Official Records

Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, December 31, 1863.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS.

1st Virginia Infantry Battalion, Maj. D. B. Bridgford.
39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, Maj. J. H. Richardson.

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Troops in the Department of Henrico, Va., Brig. Gen. John H. Winder, C. S. Army, commanding, March 10, 1864.

City Guard Forces.

Lieut. Col. WYATT M. ELLIOTT.

1st Regiment Engineer Troops, Lieut. Col. T. M. R. Talcott.

Camp Lee.

Col. J. C. SHIELDS.

46th North Carolina (detachment).
36th Virginia (detachment).
Captain Page's cavalry company (D. 39th Virginia Battalion).
Confederate Guard (Company A, 9th Virginia Infantry).
Engineer troops.
Maryland recruits.
Paroled and exchanged prisoners.

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MARCH 29-APRIL 9, 1865.--The Appomattox (Virginia) Campaign.

No. 268.--Organization of the C. S. Forces, commanded by General Robert E. Lee.

[Compiled from reports of operations and parole lists.]

PROVOST GUARD.

Maj. D. B. BRIDGFORD.

1st Virginia Battalion, ----- -----.
44th Virginia Battalion, Company B, ----- -----.

ESCORT.

39th Virginia Battalion, Capt. Samuel B. Brown

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Samuel Bradford Brown, Jr

Residence Staunton VA; an 18 year-old Student.

Enlisted on 7/16/1861 at Staunton, VA as a 3rd Lieut.

On 7/16/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. VA 52nd Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 5/1/1862
He Resigned, disability on 2/23/1863

On 3/9/1863 he was commissioned into "C" Co. VA 39th Battn Cavalry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA
(Elected Captain, "Lee's Body Guard")

He was listed as:

* Wounded 6/9/1862 Port Republic, VA (Wounded in foot)
* Absent, wounded 6/10/1862 (place not stated) (Until resigned for disability)
* On rolls 5/26/1863 Fredericksburg, VA (Present)
* On rolls 7/28/1863 Culpeper Court House, VA (Present)
* On rolls 8/31/1863 Orange County, VA (Present)
* On rolls 8/31/1864 (place not stated) (Present)
* On rolls 10/31/1864 (place not stated) (As present, sick)
* On rolls 12/31/1864 (place not stated) (Present)
* Commanding Battalion 4/9/1865 Appomattox Court House, VA (At surrender)

Promotions:

* Jr 2nd Lieut 5/1/1862 (As of Co. K, 52nd Inf)
* Capt 9/22/1862 (As of Co. C, 39th Cav Battn)

Other Information:

born in 1842 in Augusta County, VA
died 5/10/1903 in Fort Valley, GA
Buried: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, GA

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
- Various Cemetery listings on the internet

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