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26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Regiment organized at Indianapolis, Ind., August 31, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., September 7. Attached to Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1862. Sedaila, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1862. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to October 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, and Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to January, 1866.

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., September 22-November 3, 1861. Duty at Sedalia, Mo., guarding Pacific Railroad till July, 1862. Near Shiloh, Mo., April 11 (Detachment). Moved to Springfield, Mo. Schofield's campaign and operations in Southwest Missouri till December. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Advance on Fayetteville October 11-December 3. March to relief of Gen. Blount December 3-6. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. At Fayetteville till December 27. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Capture of Van Buren December 29. Duty at various points in Southwest Missouri till June. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3. Siege of Vicksburg June 11-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City, Miss., July 12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson July 23, thence to Carrollton, La., August 28. Expedition to Morganza September 5-12. Atchafalaya River September 9-10. Sterling's Farm September 12. Battle of Stirling's Farm on Bayou Fordoche, near Morganza, September 29. Mostly captured. Moved to Carrollton October 10. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 27-December 2. Duty at Mustang Island, Brazos Santiago and Brownsville, Texas, till March, 1864. Regiment veteranize February 1, 1864. Furlough April and May. Garrison duty at Fort Butler, Donaldsville, La., June, 1864, to March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile, Ala., Meridian and Macon, Miss., till January, 1866. Mustered out January 15, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 265 Enlisted men by disease. Total 364.

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