Served in Company C, 40th Inf., Alabama as Private
Unit Details:40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its
companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw
counties. It served at Mobile until December, then moved to Mississippi where under the
command of J.C. Moore it was active in the operations on Deer Creek. Later four companies
were transferred to General Extor's Brigade, which fought at Chickamauga. The other companies were
part of the garrison at Vicksburg
and were captured when that city fell. After being exchanged, the regiment was united and
sustained 135 casualties at Chattanooga. Attached to A.Baker's,
Gibson's, and Brantley's Brigade, it participated in the Atlanta Campaign, moved to Mobile, then
returned to the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. This unit had 332 fit for duty in January,
1863, and totalled 429 men and 338 arms in December. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 7-31,
it lost twenty percent of the 416 engaged. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 1865. The
field officers were Colonels Augustus A. Coleman and John H. Higley, Lieutenant Colonels E.S.
Gulley and Thomas O. Stone, and Major Elbert D. Willett.