26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)
The 26th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia was enrolled between 31 July 1862 and 5 April 1863. They were discharged between 4 February 1863 and 30 April 1863. They were then re-enrolled between 20 September 1864 and 1 October 1864. They were then discharged again between 18 and 19 November 1864. Their colonels in charge were James Ables, James W Johnson, and A.C. Mitchell. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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 - Captains Elijah D. Brown, Lewis W. Hart - Many men from Dallas County
Company B - Captain Jesse Simmons - Many men from Polk County
Company C - Captains James R.E. Cox, Morgan Kelley (Kelly) - Many men from Polk County
Company D - Captains Thomas S. Hackleman, William J. Walker - Many men from Greene County
Company E - Captains George W. Kelly (Kelley), Thomas B. Sutherland - Many men from Polk County
Company F - Captains Thomas Higginbotham, Reuben Lunsford, Thomas H. Price - Many men from Polk County
Company G - Captains Joseph McBroom, William M. Delephain, William A Potts- Many men from Polk County
Company H - Captains James W. Burns, David P. Burns, B. Miller- Many men from Polk County
Company I - Captains J.H. Murray, Conway Wilhite- Many men from Greene County
Company K - Captains Thomas M. Davidson, Thomas M. Davison, N.J. Gregg, J.W. Turner- Many men from Polk County
The above information about the companies with partial rosters is found in Kenneth E. Weant's book, Civil War Records : Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 4
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri 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.
- Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, 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.
- Kenneth E. Weant, Civil War Records : Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry Regiments, Volume 4 (Arlington, Texas : K.E. Weant, c2010), pages #33-51. FHL book #977.8 M2wka v. 4