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|Fortieth Infantry. Col., W. Augustus Ray; Lieut. -Col., Samuel
Fallows; Maj., James M. Bingham. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, in
May and June, 1864, for 100 days' service. It left the state June 14, reached Memphis on
the 19th, was attached to the 2nd brigade, District of Memphis, and was assigned to train
guard duty and in the defense of the city. It supported a battery, which was engaged with
the enemy during Forrest's raid in August, having marched at the double-quick nearly 3
miles, and after the skirmish it pursued the enemy 2 miles. It was mustered out at
Madison, Sept. 16, 1864. Its original strength was 776. Loss by death, 13; mustered out,
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4