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|Fortieth Infantry. Col., Stephen R. Gilkyson; Lieut.-Col., J.
Augustus Fay, Jr.; Maj., Andrew J. Mandeville. This regiment was organized under the
immediate superintendence of Col. Stephen R. Gilkyson, under General Orders No. 243 of the
war department, and was forwarded to the field by companies, the last company being
mustered in on March 10, 1865. Upon reaching the field the companies were attached to the
1st brigade, the regiment proving courageous and efficient in all the engagements in which
it participated. In the last fight before Richmond it displayed conspicuous gallantry, the
men fighting with the steadiness of veterans. It was mustered out at Hall's hill, Va.,
July 13, 1865. The total strength of the regiment was 1,409, and it lost during its term
of service by resignation 2, by discharge 20, by promotion 17, by transfer 151, by death
19, by desertion 399, by dismissal 1, not accounted for 33, mustered out 767.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3