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By John C. Rigdon

The Georgia fortieth Infantry Regiment was once prepared in the course of the fall of 1861 and raised its businesses in Bartow, Floyd, Calhoun, Gordon, Whitfield, Paulding, and Haralson counties. They assembled at Camp McDonald close to gigantic Shanty (Kennesaw), GA. They have been brigaded with the forty first, forty second, forty third, and 52nd Georgia regiments.
The fortieth was once first despatched to Tennessee, then Mississippi, and was once positioned in Barton's Brigade, division of Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
The fortieth participated within the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill and have been a part of the garrison surrendered at Vicksburg on July four, 1863. Col. Johnson was once wounded during this clash. After being exchanged the fortieth used to be connected to basic Stovall's Brigade, military of Tennessee. Gen. Stovall’s brigade consisted of the 40th., 41st., 42nd., 43rd., & 52nd. Ga. Regiments and the first. Georgia country Line Troops.
Several of the firms of this regiment have been from Bartow, Paulding, and Floyd counties and ended up scuffling with all alone farms and of their personal houses as Sherman ransacked his approach throughout north Georgia within the spring and summer season of 1864. in this time they misplaced 174 males, but nonetheless mustered seventy four males to accompany the military into Tennessee and North Carolina.
The fortieth served on many battlefields from Chattanooga to Nashville, and ended the battle in North Carolina. The regiment said 36 casualties at Chattanooga, totaled 223 males and one hundred and five palms in December, 1863, and had seventy four effectives in November, 1864. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. just a handful remained to come to northwest Georgia to discover their households scattered and their farms completely destroyed. numerous as soon as wealthy cities together with Cassville, Etowah, Stilesboro, Taylorsville, and Kingston have by no means recovered.

Companies Of The GA fortieth Infantry Regiment

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 ok: Haralson County -Haralson Invincibles

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