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Iowa 39th Volunteer Infantry, Company A (Union)

24 Nov 1862

Iowa 39th Volunteer Infantry, Company A organized.

31 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Parker's Cross Roads at Henderson County, Tennessee.

The Battle of Parker's Cross Roads
The Battle of Parker's Cross Roads

As Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s expedition into West Tennessee neared its conclusion, the Union brigades of Col. Cyrus L. Dunham and Col. John W. Fuller, attempted to cut Forrest off from withdrawing across the Tennessee River.  Dunham’s and Forrest’s routes on December 31, 1862, brought them into contact at Parker’s Cross Roads. Skirmishing began about 9:00 am, with Forrest taking a position along a wooded ridge northwest of Dunham at the intersection. Confederate artillery gained an early adv… Read More

05 Oct 1864

Participated in the Battle of Allatoona at Bartow County, Georgia.

02 Aug 1865

Iowa 39th Volunteer Infantry, Company A mustered out.