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    [Civil War] Company H, 40th Regiment Ohio Infantry Archive. This archive contains no fewer than 40 documents relating to the 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and its service during the war. The 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in December 1861. It saw action at Chickamauga, the Siege of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, and the Battle of Franklin. While some of the regiment was mustered out in October 1864, the remainder was mustered out in Nashville in December 1864, with the exception of veterans who were consolidated with the 51st Ohio Infantry.

    These materials were preserved by 1st Lieutenant George Day Stone, whose reports and letters can be found in this archive. Stone served in Company H of the 40th Volunteer Infantry from October 9, 1861 until December 6, 1864. He had enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 25, 1862. Many of the materials in this archive are confined to reports and ledgers. For example, the archive includes:

    Instructions for Making Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 6" x 9.25", dated 1863.
    Chattanooga Ordnance and Personnel Report, 7.75" x 12.25", two pages of a bifolium, dated September 25, 1863, reports on the loss of men and supplies lost during an advance on the enemy.
    Two letters addressed to Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, one dated June 4, 1864, and one September 13, 1865, letters of transmittal of monthly return of men and materials.
    A Volume of General Orders, 5" x 7.5", dated 1863-1864, approximately 150 pages recording a Roll of officers and men assigned to varied units including those judged unfit for duty/removed to invalid units.
    A volume listing commissioned and non-commissioned officers, 10" x 15.5", nd.
    A volume which appears to be the personal diary of Sergeant William Schuyhart, 10.25" x 15.75", few pages scribed, some paged have been razored out.
    Volume of Morning Reports, 10.75" x 14.75", dated November 1861-October 1864, listing number of troops with at least 19 full reports and 12 pages of remarks.
    Ledger Book, 6" x 15.25", dated 1862-1964, accounting of pay and material for Company H with notes.
    Various blank report forms: Morning Reports, Inspection Reports, Receipts for Ordnance, Volunteer Descriptive Lists, etc.

    This archive is a great and varied collection from the 40th Regiment Ohio Infantry, and is one that provides insight into the varied day to day activities, experiences, and duties of the unit during its war service. The collection also includes post-war letters, news clippings, and numerous other war-related documents.

    Condition: The loose documents range from good to fine. Light toning and foxing throughout, small areas of dampstaining and creasing in places. The bound materials (i.e. inventory books and ledgers) range from mediocre to poor. Most bound cloth on boards, some peeling back at corners, binding is damaged, some pages have begun to come loose.


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