Going through the first 15 pages, I found the following information:
Turner Ashby Camp 1567 SCV Winchester VA
Josiah McDonald, Co A 39th VA Battalion Tommy McDonald Camp Member
Index to Confederate Regiment Files
Gettysburg National Military Park Library
7-VA39 CA 39th Virginia Cavalry Bn
Stonewall Jackson's escort on the night he was wounded included:
Captain William Fitzhugh Rankolph, 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, which supplied couriers, including:
Pvt. Joshua O. Jones, &
Pvt. Lloyd T. Smith
Joseph H. Chumbley, 39th Battalion VA Cavalry (1 page)
This CD Rom contains an exact archival copy of a previously unpublished Log book / Journal kept on a Southern Women's organization that eventually evolved into the RADFORD, VA BRANCH of the UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY (UDC).
Denny, James William b. November 20, 1838 d. April 23, 1923
Civil War Confederate Army Officer. US Congressman. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company A, 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. He served with that unit until 1863, when he was promoted to Major and detailed to General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters Staff. He served in that capacity unit April 1865, and was present when General Lee surrendered the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. After his parole he returned to his native Maryland, became a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge)
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore city, Maryland, USA
Lee recognized the value of, and at times was directly involved in, covert operations. He reportedly ordered the establishment of a spy network in Washington to supply information about the disposition, size and plans of Union forces. In his correspondence, Lee made reference to scouts operating in Northern areas such as Baltimore and Washington.
Lee preferred to have experienced scouts and spies seek out the enemy's secrets -- "men accustomed to see things as they are, & not liable to excitement or exaggeration." He had found that "reports from citizens however intelligent and honest cannot be relied on" because they frequently contained distorted facts and inflated figures regarding the enemy.
Lee had a battalion-size provost guard with about 200 men assigned to his headquarters. In addition to military police responsibilities, this unit supported intelligence operations. One duty was to interrogate prisoners of war to obtain order of battle (size, organization and leadership of enemy forces) and other useful intelligence.
Lee also had a cavalry unit, the 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, assigned to perform scouting duties and serve as couriers linking him and his corps commanders. The battalion's intelligence responsibilities included accompanying engineers on reconnaissance missions and locating roads for the army to move about during combat. One company that served as Lee's "body guard" kept an eye out for suspicious people and spies.
Lee once instructed an officer in his command: "Secrecy, diligence, and constant attention must always be practiced." He elaborated: "Your movements must be secret -- not even disclosed to our own people." These were Lee's watchwords during his long tenure at the head of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863
Order of Battle, Army of Northern Virginia
(262 guns / 69,915 men engaged)
(Note: Corps and brigade commanders are listed in the order that they assumed command.)
General Robert E. Lee, Commanding
ARMY HEADQUARTERS (17)
Chief of Staff and Inspector General, Col. R,H, Chilton
Chief of Artillery, Brig. Gen. W.N. Pendleton
Medical Director, Dr. Lafayette Guild
Chief of Ordinance, Lt. Col. Briscoe G. Baldwin
Chief of Commissary, Lt. Col. Robert G. Cole
Chief Quartermaster, Lt. Col. James L. Corley
Judge Advocate General, Maj. H.E. Young
Military Secretary and Acting Asst. Chief of Artillery, Col. A.L. Long
Aide de Camp and Asst. Adjutant General, Lt. Col. Walter H. Taylor
Aide de Camp and Asst. Military Secretary, Maj. Charles Marshall
Aide de Camp and Asst. Inspector General, Maj. Charles S. Vanable
Engineer, Capt. S.R. Johnston
Escort - 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, C, (43) [assume Company C]
See also: http://books.google.com/books?id=5JjfNYEJG98C&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=39th+Virginia+Cavalry+Battalion&source=bl&ots=QpmNVlXtHi&sig=962Ql_U12tE2fKK575NnSjMo4KY&hl=en&ei=QdJGSs4BgdgzzouFswo&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1
http://books.google.com/books?id=dEEIW9gW1TkC&pg=PA352&lpg=PA352&dq=39th+Virginia+Cavalry+Battalion&source=bl&ots=CmodNDSZGx&sig=9zYPfSNk6lpUv5V27niWyYK5pP4&hl=en&ei=QdJGSs4BgdgzzouFswo&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10 [p. 352]
http://books.google.com/books?id=52L2eI9mwlcC&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=39th+Virginia+Cavalry+Battalion&source=bl&ots=Hh-VofUJJL&sig=m-sfzCfQvrOJI3vdvGF1aMsU6ek&hl=en&ei=RtVGSrPKJZXiMaDwuKwB&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2 [page 9]
Godfrey A. Stoneberger Stoneberger, private, Company C., 39 Battalion Virginia Cavalry
(Richardson's Battn. of Scouts, Guides and Couriers. 13 Battn. VA Cav.)
Camped near Orange C.H.
“Yesterday there was some clothing issued to the company again, but as mine happened to be tolerably good I could not get any. In order to get any clothing from the government any more, one must lay round in camp most naked for a month or two. We had one fellow that had been wearing nothing but drawers for some time.”
Pvt. Isaac M. Hite
Co. C (Lee’s Bodyguard), 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
Roster of those Confederates buried in the Confederate Section of Arlington National Cemetery
John B. Pannill, Private, Confederate States of America Army, Troop C, 39th Virginia Cavalry - INFO NEEDED
John B. Pannil, enlisted as a Private in Company C, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry October 3, 1863 at Orange Court House by Captain Brown for the duration of the war, the October 31, 1864 records him as absent, "sick since April 26, 1864, last recorded present December 31, 1864 with notation "Name appears in Col. of names, present as John B. Panniel," no further records
[Note, here you have the opportunity to update his documentation at Arlington]
Selected Civil War Resources in the Personal Papers and Military Records Collections at the Library of Virginia
Walter, Franklin G., Civil War Diary and Letters, with a Sketch of His Life, 1837–1930, Compiled by His Oldest Son, 1931, Accession 33961
Typescript of the Civil War diaries of Franklin G. Walter, of Frederick County, who served with Company A, 39th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, contains short entries concerning the Gettysburg campaign, the battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, and the Crater, and the evacuation of Richmond and the Confederate surrender. His eight lengthy letters to his mother and brother, Dorsey Walter, contain news of his involvement in the war. There is one letter from his brother concerning Federal troop activities in December 1862.
Index to the Applications to the Manassas Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Virginia
July 21, 1896 – June 1928
Pamelia Isabelle Hutchison (died 12 Mar 1964) Daughter of Westwood Hutchison, Co. B., 39th Virginia Battalion 21
Mary Julian Hutchison Daughter of Westwood Hutchison, Co. B. 39th? Va. Battalion. 45
Westwood Hutchinson, Private Company B, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, captured at Fairfax Court House, Virgina May 1, 1865, paroled same date. age 18, his file shows correspondence from the War Department to Miss Isabella Hutchinson, Manassas, Virginia, dtd 23 September 1952, there are other letters
from others seeking information on his service, however, his name does not appear on any company muster rolls which exist up to October 31, 1863, thus, we must conclude that he enlisted sometime after that date, most likely in 1864 because of the Conscription laws
Frederick J. Palmore, age 19, Farmer, born in Cumberland, Virginia, Private, Company D was paroled at Farmville, Virginia during the period April 11-21, 1865
From this, I would believe the battalion was with Lee to the very end.