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40th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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40th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fortieth Infantry. Cols., Jonathan Cranor, Jacob E. Taylor; Lieut.- Cols., Peter W. Taylor, William Jones, James Watson; Majs., Thomas Acton, John L. Reeves. This regiment was organized at Columbus, in Sept., Oct. and Nov., 1861, to serve for three years. In December it left camp for eastern Kentucky, going by railroad to Paris and marching thence to Paintville, where it formed a junction with Col. Garfield, who was then moving up Sandy river. It participated in the battle of Middle creek, defeating Humphrey Marshall, and after that remained in camp at Paintville, suffering very much from sickness. In the following April, when the 40th was on picket south of Franklin, Tenn., Van Dorn attacked the line with a large mounted force, but was repulsed by the regiment alone. It moved to Triune in June, and was on the right of Rosecrans' army in its advance on Shelbyville, Wartrace and Tullahoma. It participated in the battle of Chickamauga, losing quite heavily, and after falling back to Chattanooga it encamped at Moccasin Point, finally going into winter quarters at Shellmound, where four companies reenlisted. It shared in the battle of Lookout mountain and behaved with great gallantry. In May, 1864, the regiment marched on the Atlanta campaign, participating in many of the battles and being under fire almost constantly after it reached Dalton. In Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1864, those who were not veterans were mustered out, and the veterans were consolidated with the 51st Ohio infantry.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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