40th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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Active June 14, 1864 to September 16, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Forrest's Attack on Memphis, August 21, 1864

The 40th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was among scores of regiments that were raised in the summer of 1864 as Hundred Days Men, an effort to augment existing manpower for an all-out push to end the war within 100 days.

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The 40th Wisconsin was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service on June 14, 1864.

The regiment was mustered out on September 16, 1864.

Casualties[edit | edit source]

The 40th Wisconsin suffered 1 officer and 18 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 19 fatalities.[1]

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