40th Indiana Regiment

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3 Years

Organized at Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in December 30, 1861. January 1862, 21st Brigade, Army of the Ohio. January 1862, 21st Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio. November 1862, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division,Left Wing 14th Corps, Cumberland. January 1863, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Corps, Cumberland. October 1863, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps, Cumberland.June 1865, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps, Cumberland. August 1865, Department of Texas.

Ordered to Kentucky, and duty at Bardstown, Kentucky, till February 1862. Attached to 21st Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to January 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August 1865. Department of Texas to December 1865.

Service

Marched to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and to Nashville, Tennessee, February 10 -March 13, 1862, and to Savannah, Tennessee, March 29 – April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6 – 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Mississippi, April 29 – May 30. Pursuit to Booneville, May 31 – June 12. Buell’s Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee, June to August. March to Louisville, Kentucky, in pursuit of Bragg, August 21 – September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Kentucky, October 1 – 22. Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8. March to Nashville, Tennessee, October 22 – November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, December 26 – 30. Lavergne, December 26 – 27. Battle of Stone’s River, December 30 – 31, 1862, and January 1 – 3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles, January 13 – 15. Middle Tennessee of Tullahoma Campaign, June 23 – July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. March over Mountains to Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 16 – September 9. Occupation of Chattanooga, September 9, and garrison duty there during Chickamauga, Georgia, Campaign. Seige of Chattanooga, September 24 – November 23. Chattanooga – Ringgold Campaign, November 23 – 27. Orchard Knob, November 23 – 24. Mission Ridge, November 25. Pursuit to Graysville, November 26 – 27. March to relief of Knoxville, November 28 – December 8. Operations in East Tennessee, December 1863 to April 1864. Operations about Danbridge, January 16 – 17. Atlanta Campaign, May 1 – September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, May 8 – 13. Buzzard’s Roost Gap, May 8 – 9. Battle of Resaca, May 14 – 15. Adairsville, May 17. Near Kingston, May 18 – 19. Near Cassville, May 19. Advance on Dallas, May 22 – 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25 – June 5. Operations about Marietta and aginst Kennesaw Mountain, June 10 – July 2. Pine Hill, June 11 – 14. Lost Mountain, June 15 – 17. Assult on Kennesaw, June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River, July 5 – 17. Buckhead, Nancy’s Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek, July 19 – 20. Seige of Atlanta, July 22 – August 25; Flank movement on Jonesboro, August 25 – 30. Battle of Jonesboro, August 31 – September 1. Operations aginst Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama, September 29 – November 3. Nashville Campaign, November – December. Columbia, Duck River, Novenber 24 – 27. Spring Hill, November 29. Battle of Franklin, November 30. Battle of Nashville, December 15 – 16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River, December 17 – 28. Moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee, March 15 – April 22. At Nashville till June. Ordered to New Orleans, Louisiana, June 16; thence to Texas, July. Duty at Green Lake and San Antonio, and Port Lavacca till December.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 143 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 206 Enlisted men by disease. Total 359

Frederick H. Dyer, “Compendium of the War of the Rebellion;” 1908

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