CONFEDERATE GEORGIA TROOPS
40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
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.
The field officers were Colonel Abda Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Young, and Major
Raleigh S. Camp.
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