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The Fortieth Infantry, the last of the three years regiments to be organized in the state, but not the last to get to the front, was mustered into service 900 strong, November 15, 1862, and arrived at Columbus, Kentucky, on the night of December 18th. There it remained until the following winter, and in May, 1863, joined Grantís army besieging Vicksburg. It remained in the vicinity of the Confederate stronghold until its capitulation. In July it participated in General Steeleís expedition against Little Rock; and afterwards participated in engagements at Okolona Prairie díAnne and Jenkinís Ferry. It was mustered out of the service in August, 1865, and finally disbanded at Davenport, Iowa, on the 16th of that month.

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Transcribed by John Shuck from
The 1910 History of Benton County, Iowa

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