|26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||May 21, 1861 to May 28, 1863|
|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
Service[edit | edit source]
The regiment was organized in Elmira, New York 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 | edit source]
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.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
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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- New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center - Civil War - 26th Infantry Regiment History, photographs, table of battles and casualties, and historical sketch for the 26th New York Infantry Regiment.
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