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in the American Civil War
26th Indiana Infantry
Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by
W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865 View Entire
26th Indiana Infantry
Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 4, by
W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire
|Twenty-sixth Indiana Infantry. Cols., William M. Wheatley, John G.
Clark; Lieut.-Cols., Richard O'Neal, John G. Clark, Augustine D. Rose, Newton A. Logan;
Majs., John G. Clark, Augustine D. Rose, Harvey Johnson, Newton A. Logan, Alden H. Jumper.
This regiment was organized at Indianapolis and was mustered in Aug. 31, 1861. It left the
state Sept. 7, and reported at St. Louis, where it joined Fremont's forces in the campaign
to Springfield. It returned to Sedalia and engaged in railroad guard duty until July,
1862, when it moved with the army into southern Missouri, engaging in the battles at
Newtonia, Prairie Grove, Ark., and Van Buren. At Prairie Grove it was conspicuously
engaged, losing heavily. It was on guard duty until May 1, 1863, and was then ordered to
join Grant's army at Vicksburg, where it was actively engaged in the trenches until the
surrender. It went up the Yazoo river in July, recaptured Yazoo City, was stationed at
Port Hudson after its surrender, and subsequently at Carrolton, La. The regiment was
engaged at Stirling's Plantation, near Morganza, where it was defeated and had almost half
its force captured, the prisoners being taken to Tyler, Tex., and held for many months.
The regiment accompanied Gen. Herron's expedition to Texas in October, landing at Brazos
Santiago and moving to Brownsville on the Mexican frontier. It reenlisted Feb. 1, 1864,
and was on a furlough during April. It returned to the field in Louisiana on June 1, and
was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Butler, where it remained until the spring of 1865.
On Feb. 18, 1865, the recruits of the 60th regiment were transferred to the 26th, and the
regiment was ordered to Mobile in March as part of the 16th corps, participating in the
siege and assault upon Spanish Fort. Upon the occupation of Mobile after its surrender,
the regiment was assigned to duty in the city, but was subsequently moved to Meridian,
Miss., and thence to Macon. A detachment of those whose term had expired was mustered out
in Sept., 1865, and the remainder was mustered out Jan. 15, 1866. The original strength
was 1,024; gain by recruits, 725; reenlistments, 248; total, 1,997. Loss by death, 336;
desertion, 38; unaccounted for, 36.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3