26th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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26th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry
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Active August 31, 1861, to January 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Prairie Grove
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Stirling's Plantation
Battle of Fort Blakely

The 26th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 26th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized and federalized in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 1, 1861. The regiment was processed and trained at Camp Morton in Indianapolis.

The regiment (26th Infantry Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers) was fielded in St. Louis, Missouri, and organized under the "Army of the West" Department of Missouri. This was accomplished on September 7, 1861. The 26th with many other military organizations made up the "Western Campaign".

Military actions to include battles:

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment lost 96 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 3 officers and 265 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 364 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel William M. Wheatly
  • Colonel John G. Clark

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#26th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.