40th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
|40th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||July 30, 1863, to December 30, 1864|
|Engagements||Battle of Salyersville
Battle of Cynthiana
Battle of Saltville
The regiment was attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, Department of the Ohio, to April 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, XXIII Corps, Department of the Ohio, to July 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, to December 1864.
The 40th Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service on December 30, 1864.
Scout duty in north central Kentucky until December 1863. Actions at Mt. Sterling December 3 and 10, 1863. Scouting in eastern Kentucky until May 1864. Near Paintsville, Ky., April 14, 1864. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20. Mt. Sterling June 9. Cynthiana June 12. Duty in eastern Kentucky until September. Near New Haven August 2 (Company C). Canton and Roaring Springs August 22. Burbridge's Expedition into southwest Virginia September 10-October 17. Action at Saltville, Va., October 2. Duty in eastern Kentucky until December.
The regiment lost a total of 102 men during service; 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 91 enlisted men died of disease.
- Colonel Clinton J. True
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
- This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.