History of the 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The following is extracted from the publication "History of the Fortieth Volunteer Infantry" by John N. Beach, Late Sergeant of the Regiment, published 1864.

The 40th was organized in various location throughout Ohio and mustered into service at various times during late 1861,   The 40th saw action in neutral Kentucky shortly after muster, continued into Tennessee, then proceeded into Pennsylvania, and participated in the Atlanta campaign.   Of its roster, the regiment suffered 259 dead and almost 300 wounded, captured or discharged due to disability.

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Page #Company / Surnames in order they appear, not in alphabetical order
Page TitlePublication Title Page
Contents1Contents
Contents2Contents
Page PrefacePreface
Page 009Organization
Page 010Organization
Page 011Organization; Ordered to the Field
Page 012Ordered to the Field
Page 013Ordered to the Field
Page 014Ordered to the Field; Battle of Middle Creek
Page 015Battle of Middle Creek
Page 016Battle of Middle Creek
Page 017Battle of Middle Creek
Page 018Piketon
Page 019Piketon
Page 020Piketon
Page 021Piketon; Down Sandy
Page 022Down Sandy
Page 023Down Sandy
Page 024Down Sandy
Page 025Down Sandy
Page 026Up Sandy Again
Page 027Up Sandy Again
Page 028Up Sandy Again; Franklin, Tennessee
Page 029Franklin, Tennessee
Page 030Franklin, Tennessee; First Battle of Franklin
Page 031First Battle of Franklin
Page 032First Battle of Franklin
Page 033Tullahoma Campaign
Page 034Tullahoma Campaign
Page 035Tullahoma Campaign; Wartrace and Tullahoma
Page 036Wartrace and Tullahoma
Page 037Wartrace and Tullahoma; Chicamunga Campaign
Page 038Chicamunga Campaign
Page 039Chicamunga Campaign
Page 040Chicamunga Campaign
Page 041Chicamunga Campaign
Page 042Battle of Chicamunga
Page 043Battle of Chicamunga
Page 044Battle of Chicamunga
Page 045Battle of Chicamunga
Page 046Battle of Chicamunga
Page 047Battle of Chicamunga
Page 048Battle of Chicamunga
Page 049Moccasin Point and Shellmound
Page 050Moccasin Point and Shellmound
Page 051Moccasin Point and Shellmound
Page 052Moccasin Point and Shellmound
Page 053Battle of Lookout Mountain
Page 054Battle of Lookout Mountain
Page 055Battle of Lookout Mountain
Page 056Battle of Lookout Mountain
Page 057Battle of Lookout Mountain; Missionary Ridge and Ringgold
Page 058Missionary Ridge and Ringgold
Page 059Missionary Ridge and Ringgold
Page 060Missionary Ridge and Ringgold
Page 061Missionary Ridge and Ringgold
Page 062Winter Quarters
Page 063Winter Quarters; Blue Springs
Page 064Blue Springs
Page 065Blue Springs
Page 066Atlanta Campaign
Page 067Atlanta Campaign
Page 068Atlanta Campaign
Page 069Atlanta Campaign; From Resaca to Ackworth
Page 070From Resaca to Ackworth
Page 071From Resaca to Ackworth
Page 072From Resaca to Ackworth
Page 073From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 074From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 075From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 076From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 077From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 078From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 079From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie
Page 080From Ackworth to the Chattahoochie; Seige of Atlanta
Page 081Seige of Atlanta
Page 082Seige of Atlanta
Page 083Seige of Atlanta; Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Atlanta
Page 084Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Atlanta
Page 085Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Atlanta
Page 086Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Atlanta
Page 087Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Atlanta
Page 088Pursuit of Hood
Page 089Pursuit of Hood
Page 090Pursuit of Hood
Page 091Pursuit of Hood
Page 092Pursuit of Hood; Driven by Hood
Page 093Driven by Hood
Page 094Driven by Hood
Page 095Driven by Hood
Page 096Driven by Hood
Page 097Battle of Franklin
Page 098Battle of Franklin
Page 099Battle of Franklin
Page 100Battle of Franklin
Page 101Battle of Franklin
Page 103Appendix
Page 104Appendix
Page 105Correspondence
Page 106Correspondence
Page 107Correspondence; A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga
Page 108A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga
Page 109A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga
Page 110A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga
Page 111A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga
Page 112A Visit to the Battle Fields about Chattanooga; Amount of Ammunition used in Battle
Page 113Amount of Ammunition used in Battle
Page 114Correspondence
Page 115Correspondence
Page 116Correspondence
Page 117Correspondence
Page 118Correspondence
Page 119Correspondence
Page 120Correspondence
Page 121Correspondence
Page 122Correspondence
Page 123Correspondence
Page 124Correspondence; Influence of Imagination of Wounded Men
Page 125Influence of Imagination of Wounded Men
Page 126Influence of Imagination of Wounded Men
Page 127Reduction of Transportation in 1863 and 1864; Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga
Page 128Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga
Page 129Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga
Page 130Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga
Page 131Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga
Page 132Field Hospital after Battle of Chickamunga; Correspondence
Page 133Correspondence
Page 134Correspondence
Page 135Correspondence
Page 136Correspondence
Page 137Correspondence
Page 138Correspondence
Page 139Correspondence
Page 140Correspondence; Great Flood at Piketon
Page 141Great Flood at Piketon
Page 142Great Flood at Piketon
Page 143Great Flood at Piketon
Page 144Great Flood at Piketon
Pages 145 - 243Roster
Field and Staff
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K
Page 243Corrections
Page 244Summary