40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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40th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active August 10, 1861, to July 24, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
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 Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


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[edit]

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.[1]


  • Colonel Stephen G. Hicks - discharged on October 13, 1862.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/040-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls