40th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Benton Barracks, Mo., August 11 to September 8, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1864. Paducah, Ky., November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December 14, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division (Detachment), Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Mexico, Mo., October 20, 1864. Expedition against Paris, Mo., October 23-30. Moved to Paducah, Ky., November 7-10, thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 22-26. To Columbia November 26. Battle of Franklin, Tenn., November 30. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 3, 1865. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to New Orleans, La., February 3-21. Moved to Lakeport, Mobile Bay, Ala., thence to Dauphin Island, arriving there March 3. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 12-25, and duty there until August. Mustered out August 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 58 Enlisted men by disease. Total 68.

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