Isaac Yike, Company B
Early wartime image of Private Isaac Yike (b.1838). Isaac was an original member of Company B, enlisting at Chili, Miami County, Indiana. He was with the 40th Indiana during all of it’s hard fought battles. During 1864, Yike would reenlist as a Veteran Volunteer. By war’s end Isaac had attained the rank of sergeant. After the war he returned home to Miami County, where he would live until his death on August 21, 1907. This early image shows Private Yike wearing a frock coat, forage cap and grasping his 1853 Enfield rifle-musket.