26th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Flag of New York (1778-1901).svg
Active May 21, 1861, to May 28, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Cedar Mountain
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of South Mountain
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville

The 26th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the "2nd Oneida Regiment", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The regiment was organized in Elmira, New York, under command of Colonel William H. Christian and was mustered in for a two-year enlistment on May 21, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of service on May 28, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments or who re-enlisted were transferred to the 97th New York.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 101 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 42 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 148 fatalities.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf3.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.

References[edit]

Taylor, Paul. Glory Was Not Their Companion: The Twenty-Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland Publishers, 2005.

Taylor, Paul, editor. "Give My Love to All Our Folks:" Civil War and Post-War Letters of Clinton DeWitt Staring and Charles E. Staring. Mancelona, Mi.: Deep Wood Press, 2007. C. DeWitt Staring served in the 26th NYSV.

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