Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as Privates
"B" Co. AL 39th Infantry
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- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Franklin Singleton, age 27, Private, Company B, 39th Regiment Alabama Infantry, enlisted March 15, 1862 at Clayton, Alabama by D. M. Seals for 3 years or the war, paid for one months extra duty service as a Teamster at a rate of 25 cts., August 31, 1863 at Chattanooga, wounded September 20, 1863 and sent to ? order of Surgeon, no further records
Ransom Singleton, age 32, Company B, 39th Regiment Alabama Infantry, enlisted March 15, 1862 at Clayton, Alabama by Capt. P.W. Clark for 3 years or the war, last recorded present on the Nov. & Dec., 1863 muster roll
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
Note: There were no further muster rolls after December 31, 1863, as such, we do not have any idea of their further service.
39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
39th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1862, at Opelika, Alabama. Its members were drawn from Pike, Barbour, Henry, Walker, and Russell counties. Immediately sent north, it was assigned to General Gardner's Brigade but saw little action during the Kentucky Campaign. The regiment was later under the command of Generals Deas, G.D. Johnston, and Brantley. It was prominent in the arduous campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and fought its last battle at Bentonville. This unit reported 95 casualties at Murfreesboro and lost thirty-one percent of the 310 engaged at Chickamauga. During December, 1863, it totalled 337 men and 219 arms. On April 26, 1865, less than 90 officers and men surrendered. The unit was commanded by Colonels Whitfield Clark, H.D. Clayton, and William C. Clifton; Lieutenant Colonels James T. Flewellen and Lamuel Hargrove; and Majors Colin McSwean and Drewry H. Smith.
THE THIRTY-NINTH ALABAMA INFANTRY.
The Thirty-ninth Alabama was organized in May, 1862, and went
immediately to Mississippi, where it was brigaded under Gen.
Frank Gardner with the Nineteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-fifth
and Twenty-sixth (Fiftieth) regiments.
It went into Kentucky, but being generally in the reserve, its
first battle of consequence was after its return, at
Murfreesboro, December 31st, where it made a fine record. The
regiment behaved gallantly at Chickamauga, September 19 and 20,
1863, losing nearly 27 per cent of its force.
At Missionary Ridge, November 25th, it fought again with less
loss. The regiment wintered at Dalton, and fought under Hood
through the Dalton-Atlanta campaign. At Atlanta, July 20th to
22nd, it suffered great loss, and Colonel Clifton was severely
At Jonesboro, August 31st and September 1st, it was again in the
sharpest of the fighting. At Nashville, December 15th and 16th,
a large number were captured. The regiment went with Johnston
into the Carolinas, fought its last fight at Bentonville, and
was surrendered at Yadkin river bridge.
Maj. J. D. Smith was killed at Jonesboro, Captain Roberts in
North Carolina, Capt. Willis Banks near Atlanta, Capts. T. Q.
Stanford and Joseph C. Clayton at Murfreesboro, and Capt. C. H.
Matthews at Peachtree Creek.
The field officers were Henry D. Clayton, who was severely
wounded at Murfreesboro and at Atlanta, promoted to brigadier,
and afterward major-general, and displayed great skill and
heroism to the end; Col. Whitfield Clark, Lieut.-Cols. James
Flewellen, Lemuel Hargroves and W. C. Clifton.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 178
Chickamagua after battle report:
Report of Col. Whitfield Clark, Thirty-ninth Alabama Infantry.
HDQRS. THIRTY-NINTH ALABAMA REGT.,
Camp on Missionary Ridge, October 6, 1863.
CAPT.:In compliance with orders from brigade headquarters, I
make this as my official report as commander of the Thirty-ninth
Alabama Regt. in the late battle of Chickamauga:
My regiment was with its brigade, commanded by Brig.-Gen.
Deas, during the whole of the battle; kept its place, and I am
proud to say that, with very few exceptions, every officer and
man did his duty.
The regiment went into the fight with 310 muskets. One officer
and 13 men killed; 6 officers and 76 men wounded.
Col., Comdg. Thirty-ninth Alabama Regt.
Capt. E. F. TRAVIS,
Assistant Adjutant Gen., Deas' Brigade.
Source: Official Records
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