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History of the 40th Illinois Infantry
Company 1 numbered, at the time of its organization and with the recruits since received, ninety-four men and three commissioned officers. It was organized by Capt. Hoskinson and with others, at Xenia, Clay County, and at Mount Carmel, Wabash county, Illinois. The company have lost by death in all twelve men and two commissioned officers. Three men were killed at Shiloh, Tennessee, in action, and three men and one officer have sinced died of wounds received in the same engagement; six men and one officer have died of disease since their enlistment. The names and postoffice address of all deceased men and officers of Company 1 are as follows, viz:

[Source: "History of the Fortieth Illinois Infantry", 1864, by Ephraim J. Hart]




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