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Brief History

The 26th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Jackson, Michigan, September 10th to December 12th, 1862and mustered in December 12, 1862. It was mustered out: June 4, 1865. [1]

For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the War Website which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,673 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

Company A - Many men from Oceana County and Kent County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Livingston County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Muskegon County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Manistee County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Livingston County and Washtenaw County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Lenawee County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Berrien County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Ingham County - see Roster

Company I Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Jackson County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - men from varied Counties - see Roster

See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.

Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Michigan 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.
  • Michigan in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, 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.
  • Dean, Benjamin D. "Recollections of the 26th Missouri Infantry in the War for the Union"  ( Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI, 1992). Worldcat.
  • Michigan Adjutant General, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Twenty-Sixth Infantry]" ( Lansing, Mich: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905). FHL Collection. Other Libraries.
  • Seeking Michigan website. Gives history of the regiment and battles it engaged in. Gives brief history of individual soldiers. Also look at photos and civil war records of this regiment.(accessed August 24, 2011)
  • "Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry Volunteers Fourth Annual Re-Union at Alma, November 14th, 1883"  (Reed City, Michigan: People Print, 1883). FHL 6084692. Other Libraries.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).

 

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