Archive for 40th Indiana Company B

Isaac Yike, Company B

Posted in 40th Haversack, Soldier Profile with tags , , on March 3, 2016 by 40thindiana

yike isaac

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.


Officers of Company B

Posted in Poke Bag, Regimental History with tags , , , on January 21, 2009 by 40thindiana

40th officers

A great image of the officer’s mess of Company B, 40th Indiana. Taken in the field at an unknown date, they seem to be enjoying dinner. Names in the image are Adjutant William Griswold; Capt. Orpheus C. Harvey and Lt. Albert Olinger. The man with the bottle to his mouth has no rank insignia that can be seen. The servant is unfortunately unidentified also. Lt. Olinger resigned February 24, 1864; this dates the image sometime before that date.