26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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26th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Michigan.svg
Michigan state flag
Active December 12, 1862, to June 4, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Sailor's Creek
Appomattox Campaign

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


The 26th Michigan Infantry was mustered into Federal service at Jackson, Michigan, on December 12, 1862. The regiment participated in the suppression of the New York Draft Riots in July, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 4, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered three officers and 115 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and three officers and 159 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 280 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Judson S. Farrar
  • Colonel Henry Horatio Wells

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf3.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.