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40th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
40th Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865 View Entire Book
40th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fortieth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., William C. Wilson, John W. Blake, Henry Leaming; Lieut. -Cols., John W. Blake, James N. Kirkpatrick, Elias Neff, Henry Leaming, Anthony E. Gordon; Majs., William Taylor, Elias Neff, Henry Leaming, Anthony E. Gordon, Alfred Cole. This regiment was organized at Lafayette and was mustered in Dec. 30, 1861. It left the state at once, going into camp at Bardstown, Ky. In February it moved to Bowling Green and Nashville with Buell's army, going thence to Alabama. At the time of Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, the 40th was stationed in southern Tennessee. When Buell moved into Kentucky the regiment marched to Nashville and proceeded with the army to Kentucky in pursuit of Bragg. It returned to Nashville, was assigned to the 6th division, 14th army corps, was engaged at Stone's river, losing 9 killed, 63 wounded and 13 missing, and at Murfreesboro was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 21st corps, on the reorganization of the army. It was engaged in the battle of Chickamauga, also in the battles of Lookout mountain and Missionary ridge, and passed the winter in eastern Tennessee. It reenlisted as a veteran organization in Jan., 1864, at Blain's cross-roads, Tenn., and visited Indiana on furlough. It was stationed at Cleveland, Tenn., when the Atlanta campaign opened, then joined the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 4th corps, and accompanied the army through that campaign, participating in all the movements, battles and skirmishes. It was conspicuously engaged at Dallas, Kennesaw mountain, Chattahoochee river and Peachtree creek. After the capture of Atlanta it was ordered to Chattanooga and remained there until November, when it moved for Nashville and took part in the battle at that point in December. It then joined in the pursuit of Hood as far as Huntsville, Ala., passed the winter at Nashville, moved to Johnsonville in June, 1865, and took transports for New Orleans, where it joined the 4th corps and proceeded to Texas, being stationed at Port Lavaca. It was mustered out Dec. 25, 1865. Its original strength was 928; gain by recruits, 581; reenlistments, 246; total, 1,755. Loss by death, 312; desertion, 131; unaccounted for, 29.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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