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40th Illinois Infantry (USA), US Civil War

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  • William Shannon (1841 - 1923)
  • James Thompson Porterfield (1840 - d.)
    WAYNE CO., IL 1884 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES MT. ERIE Twp PORTERFIELD, J.T., farmer, P. O. Mount Erie, was horn in Armstrong County, Penn., on August 6. 1840. and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Thom...
  • Van Rensalear Price (1836 - 1921)
  • George L. Borah (c.1837 - 1862)
    Died at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • Lloyd Borah (1842 - 1879)
    Was in Illinois 40th Regiment, D Company. Ranked Private. Joined Aug. 10, 1861. Discharged Aug. 9, 1864.

This regiment participated in the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, the Siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Campaign of the Carolinas.

The regiment was comprised of 10 companies and was organized on August 4, 1861.

This project is for any profile that was a member of any regiment of this company.

For more information and complete rosters, see

A written historical account of the regiment is available from the U.S. Archives for online or downloadable viewing: