40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
|40th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
Illinois state flag
|Active||August 10, 1861, to July 24, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesborough
March to the Sea
The 40th Illinois Infantry was organized at Springfield, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 10, 1861.
The regiment was mustered out on July 24, 1865.
Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Siege of Vicksburg, Battle of Missionary Ridge, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, and the March to the Sea
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 6 officers and 119 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 117 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 246 fatalities.
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf4.htm#40th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/040-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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