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Ohio Regiment Infantry
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2