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The 1878 History of Benton County, Iowa
pages 400-401
Fourtieth Infantry

This, the last of the three-years regiments, was not, however, the last to leave the State. It was composed of four companies from Marion County, Two from Jasper and one each from Poweshiek, Mahaska, Keokuk and Benton, and was mustered into service, 900 strong, November 15, 1862. John A. Garret, of Newton, was Colonel; Samuel F. Cooper, of Grinnell, Lieutenant Colonel, and Sherman G. Smith, of Newton, Major.

The regiment was armed December 16th, and left the next day, arriving at Columbus, Ky., on the night of the 18th, where it remained during the Winter. In May, 1863, the regiment was ordered to join the army operating against Vicksburg, of which it formed a part of "Kimballís Provisional Division," Sixteenth Army Corps. Disembarking at Satartia, on the Yazoo River, on the 7th of June marched, to Hainesí Bluff, where they remained a week, and then moved to Snyderís Bluff, where the regiment remained until the capitulation of Vicksburg.

On the 23rd of July, embarked for Helena, Ark., where it arrived on the 26th, and took part in Gen. Steeleís expedition against Little Rock. Moved from Little Rock as a part of the Third Brigade, Third Division, Mach 23, 1864. April 3rd, was engaged in a heavy skirmish near Okolona. April 10th, bore an honorable part in the battle of Prairie díAnne. Was conspicuous for its gallantry at the battle of Jenkinsí Ferry. About the middle of January, 1865, the regiment moved up the river to Dardanelles, but soon returned.

About the middle of February, Col. Garrett was ordered to report to Gen. Cyrus Bassey in command of the District of Fort Smith, and saw no more of active service. August 2, 1865, it was mustered out of service, and the next day started for Iowa, arriving at Davenport on the 10th, and finally disbanded August 16, 1865.

ROSTER OF COMPANY K, FORTIETH INFANTRY

Adams, Ira A., age 38, resident of Urbana, native VT, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, died of disease, Sep. 3, 1863, Duvall's Bluff.

Alden, Henry, rejected Nov. 3, 1862 by mustering officer. See Co. D., Eighth Infantry.

Anderson, Marion, age 22, resident of Blairstown, native OH, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Anderson, William, age 24, resident of Blairstown, native OH, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Atcheson, Jesse, age 40, resident of Vinton, native SC, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, died of disease Aug, 28, 1863, Paducah, KY.

Baldwin, Joseph, age 44, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, discharged for disability July 21, 1863, Snyders Bluff, MS.

Bare, Robert C., Sergeant, age 32, resident of Blairstown, native VA, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, mustered Dec. 5, 1862, Seventh Corporal Dec. 7, 1862, wounded Apr. 30, 1864 Jenkin's Ferry, AR, promoted Fourth Sergeant May 8, 1864.

Black, James J., age 25, resident of Urbana, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Brubaker, Elias, age 32, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out May 30, 1863, discharged for disability July 15, 1864, Little Rock, AR.

Bunton, Hiram A., Wagoner, age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, died at Little Rock, AR, Oct. 22, 1864, buried National Cemetery Little Rock, AR.

Burk, John, age 18, resident of Urbana, native IN, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Burk, John W., age 30, resident of Urbana, native OH, Jan. 5, 1864, wounded Apr. 30, 1865 Jenkin's Ferry AR, mustered out Aug. 1, 1865, Clinton, IA.

Burrett, Edward G., age 18, resident of Blairstown, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Cassady, William.

Christie, Henry E., Sergeant, age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 5, 1862 as Eighth Corporal, mustered Nov. 3, 1862, promoted Fifth Sergeant May 7, 1864, Fourth Sergeant, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865 Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Christie, Jacob R., Lieutenant, age 29, resident of Vinton, native OH, appointed First Lieutenant Aug. 6, 1862, mustered Nov 15, 1862, resigned Sep. 16, 1864.

Daniels, William, age 20, resident of Urbana, native OH, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Daugherty, Milton A., age 31, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Eddy, Asahel W., Sergeant, age 32, resident of Blairstown, native England, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862 as Third Sergeant, transferred to Veterans Invalid Corps May 6, 1864.

Elliott, Gabriel W., age 42, resident of Benton Co., native IN, enlisted Jan. 26, 1864, m. Feb. 5, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865 Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Evans, John G., age 26, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, discharged for disability Apr. 11, 1863, Paducah, KY.

Feran, Luke, Sergeant, age 32, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Aug. 17, 1862 as First Sergeant, mustered Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865 Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Ferguson, Andrew J., Corporal, age 19, resident of Urbana, native IN, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862 as First Corporal, mustered Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865 Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Ferguson, John S., age 21, resident of Urbana, native IN, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps Aug. 10, 1864.

French, Isaiah H., Corporal, age 21, resident of Urbana, native NY, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862 as First Corporal, mustered out Nov. 3, 1862, transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps Aug. 10, 1864.

Fuller, Alfred, age 26, resident of Urbana, native NY, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Gault, John, age 28, resident of Shellsburg, native NY, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Gephart, Joseph, age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 7, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Gilchrist, James, age 22, resident of Shellsburg, native OH, enlisted Aug. 8, 1862, died Oct. 13, 1863 St. Louis, MO, buried National Cemetery Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO, Sec. 31, grave 89.

Gillett, Corydon H., age 32, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, discharged for disability Aug. 30, 1863, Duvall's Bluff, AR.

Goon, Elias, age 26, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, discharged for disability Jan. 30, 1863, Davenport, IA.

Hagan, James, age 24, resident of Vinton, native Ireland, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, wounded Apr. 30, 1864 Jenkin's Ferry, AR, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Haines, Henry, age 19, resident of Blairstown, native IL, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, died Nov. 24, 1862, Iowa City, IA.

Harding, William K., Lieutenant, appointed Second Lieutenant, Aug. 12, 1862, mustered Nov. 15, 1862, discharged Mar. 1, 1864.

Harper, Albion R., age 25, resident of Blairstown, native KY, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, transferred to Invalid Corps Jan 15, 1864, mustered out Nov. 11, 1865, Detroit, MI.

Hodge, George W., age 18, resident of Shellsburg, native IN, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, m. May 20, 1863, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Holiday, Abner J., age 20, resident of Shellsburg, native GA, Jan. 4, 1864, m. Jan. 19, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Hopkins, David W., age 21, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, m. Nov. 2, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Howe, Augustus J., age 26, resident of Vinton, native VT, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, transferred to Invalid Corps, Jan. 15, 1864, mustered out June 6, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Hull, Franklin, Corporal, age 26, resident of Shellsburg, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 as Fifth Corporal, discharged for disability Nov. 24, 1863, St. Louis, MO.

Inman, George E., age 20, resident of Benton Co., native MI, enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Johnston, John, age 40, resident of Vinton, native England, August 15, 1862, m. Nov. 3, 1862, died Aug. 26, 1863, buried National Cemetery, Mound City, IL, Sec. E, grave 4421.

Kelley, James, age 18, resident of Vinton, native MA, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Ketterman, Lewis J., age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, died of disease Oct. 4, 1863 on steamer "City of Memphis", buried National Cemetery Mound City, IL, Sec. A, grave 680.

Kuhn, Peter, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862.

Langham, George K., Sergeant, age 26 resident of Benton Co., native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 as Fourth Sergeant Nov. 3, 1862, promoted Second Sergeant May 8, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Langham, William D., age 32, resident of Vinton, native KY, Mar. 30, 1864, m. Apr. 18, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Lash, Joseph R., age 32, resident of Benton Co., native PA, enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, died Apr. 9, 1864 Little Rock AR, buried National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR, Sec. 1, grave 392.

Lee, Isaac, age 30, resident of Vinton, native KY, enlisted Aug. 30, 1862, wounded and captured Apr. 30, 1864 Jenkins Ferry, AR, died of wounds May 7, 1864, Jenkins Ferry, AR.

Livingston, Andy, age 19, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 8, 1863, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Livingston, Robert, Fifer, age 18, resident of Urbana, native NY, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, promoted Fifer, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

McDowell, Alexander, age 31, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, died Nov. 30, 1863 at St. Louis MO, buried National Cemetery, Jefferson Barrackees (St. Louis), MO, Sec. 5, grave 177.

McElroy, McLanathan, Corporal, age 28, resident of Blairstown, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 as Second Corporal mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Miller, Charles E., age 27, resident of Urbana, native NY, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, died of disease Aug. 3, 1864 Little Rock, AR, buried National Cemetery Little Rock, AR, Sec. 1, grave 818.

Miner, Hiram, Corporal, age 25, resident of Blairstown, native IL, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 as Sixth Corporal, wounded Apr 30, 1864 Jenkins Ferry, AR, mustered out May 23, 1865, Davenport, IA.

Morford, Isaac, age 21, resident of Blairstown, native NY, enlisted Aug. 8, 1862, died Dec. 30, 1863, Helena, AR.

Parker, Henry E., Musician, age 27, resident of Shellsburg, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, appointed Principal Musician Feb 1, 1863, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Patrick, David, age 24, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, wounded and captured Apr. 30, 1864 Jenkin's Ferry, AR, died of wounds Nov. 24, 1864, Camden, AR.

Patterson, James R., Musician, age 35, resident of Urbana, native NY, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, promoted Drummer, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Pelton, O'Shea, age 31, resident of Urbana, native OH, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Robertson, Andrew, Corporal, age 22, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862 as Fourth Corporal, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Robinson, David K., age 18, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Robinson, Thaddeus C., Sergeant, age 21, resident of Urbana, native IN, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862 as Fifth Sergeant, promoted Third Sergeant May 7, 1864, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Sells, George W., Captain, age 32, resident of Vinton, native OH, appointed Captain Nov. 15, 1862, resigned Nov. 28, 1864.

St. Peters, Alexander, age 44, resident of Vinton, native France, enlisted Aug. 17, 1862, transferred to comability Dec. 21, 1863, Davenport, IA.

Steele, George H., age 21, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Thomas, John B., age 19, resident of Shellsburg, native IN, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, died before mustered Nov. 5, 1862, Iowa City IA.

Thompson, Marquis, age 27, resident of Vinton, native ME, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Todd, Reuben M., age 32, resident of Urbana, native IL, enlisted Aug. 5, 1862, discharged for disability July 12, 1863, Snyders Bluff, MS.

Troxel, Elias, Sergeant, age 22, resident of Urbana, native IN, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862 as Second Sergeant, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Wood, Perry J., age 18, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted Aug. 8, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Wood, William H., age 21, resident of Blairstown, native NY, enlisted Aug. 8, 1862, mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.


Transcribed, 2006, by Tierney Ratti.



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