Additional info on both Rodes men were
John William Rodes- birth date 7/13/1837
Thomas Layton Rodes -birth date 9/8/1829
I am quessing they were brothers.
My only source is
Histories Series, covering the 39th Virginia Cavalry,among other units.
Authors were Robert J Driver,Jr
and Kevin C Ruffner.
as previously noted.
My ancestor; Capt Samuel Bradford Brown,Jr of the 39th Co C hailed from Augusta County,VA
but later moved to settle in Fort Valley,Georgia where he is buried. If you come across any diaries
or writtings re: your ancestor's rememberance of the 39th Va,please share, if possible.
Long live history!
Louis in Georgia