26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, August 31, 1861. It had duty at Mobile, Alabarma, Meridian and Macon, Mississippi, till January, 1866. They mustered out January 15, 1866.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 26th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 4 May 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 26th Regiment Indiana Infantry, (accessed 21 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officer with Staff - see Roster
- Company A - men from Pulaski, Miami, Fulton, and Kosciuko counties - see Roster on page 588
- Company B - many men from Knox County - see Roster on page 590
- Company C - many men from Tipton County - see Roster on page 593
- Company D - many men from Johnson and Marion counties - see Roster on page 595
- Company E - many men from Morgan and Marion counties - see Roster on page 597
- Company F - many men from Perry and Pulaski counties - see Roster on page 600
- Company G - many men from Tippecanoe County - see Roster on page 602
- Company H - many men from Jennings County - see Roster on page 604
- Company I - many men from Marion County and mixture of counties - see Roster on page 607
- Company K - many men from Dearborn County - see Roster on page 609
- Unassigned Recruits - see Roster on page 611
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 26th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on the CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 18 Jan 2011)
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011)
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010) Website with histories of the Indiana Regiments.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on 26th Regiment, Indiana, Infantry.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
- 26th Indiana and 37th Illinois Infantry Marker (accessed 04 Jan 2010) Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).