Georgia 40th Infantry Regiment
The Georgia 40th Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1861 and raised its companies in Bartow, Calhoun, Gordon, Whitfield, Paulding, and Haralson counties. It moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi, and was placed in Barton's Brigade, Department of Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The 40th participated in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill and was part of the garrison surrendered at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged it was attached to General Stovall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, served on many battlefields from Chattanooga to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. The regiment reported 36 casualties at Chattanooga, totalled 223 men and 105 arms in December, 1863, and had 74 effectives in November, 1864. It surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Colonel Abda Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Young, and Major Raleigh S. Camp.
Rosters of this regiment may be found in Rosters of The Confederate Soldiers of Georgia
Company A: Paulding County
Company B: Bartow County -Bartow Sentinels/Howard Guards
Company C: Floyd County
Company D: Gordon County Calhoun Blues
Company E: Gordon County -Gordon Infantry
Company F: Paulding County -Paulding Washington Guards
Company G: Haralson County-Haralson Defenders
Company H: Bartow County -Veach Guards
Company I: Bartow County -Bartow Rangers
Company K: Haralson County -Haralson Invincibles
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