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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in December 30, 1861.  It had duty at Green Lake and San Antonio, Texas and at Port Lavacca till December. They mustered out December 21, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Other Sources


  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 40th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • 40th Indiana Infantry (accessed 21 Jan 2011) includes photos, rosters of company A-K (city given with mixture of country), and history. Very Good web site!!! 


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Montgomery County In The War Of The Rebellion" in Beckwith, H. W., P. S. Kennedy, and Thomas Fleming Davidson. 1970. History of Fountain County, together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley: gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic sources. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic), (second book, page 66-70, Regiment, Companies, Roll of Officers and then Enlisted Men.)977.247 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-fountain-county-together-with-historic-notes-on-the-wabash-valley-gleaned-from-early-authors-old-maps-and-manuscripts-private-and-official-correspondence-and-other-authentic-sources/oclc/12587721& referer=brief_results other libraries]INTERNET ARCHIVE


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