Battle Unit Details

UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS

26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Owensboro, Ky., July to November, 1861, and mustered in at Nashville, Tenn., March 5, 1862. Attached to 14th Brigade, Army of Ohio, November, 1861, to December, 1861. 14th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 14th Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to August, 1863. Unattached, Bowling Green, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to July, 1865.

Service:
Action at Woodbury, Ky., October 29, 1861. Morgantown, Ky., October 31, 1861. Moved from Owensboro to Calhoun, Ky., November, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Action at Whippoorwill Creek, Ky., December 1, 1861. Moved to South Carrollton, thence to Calhoun, Owensboro and Nashville, Tenn., February, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 17-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7. Ordered to Bowling Green, Ky., November 22, and duty there till January, 1864. Action at Woodbury, Ky., July 5, 1863. Regiment veteranize at Camp Nelson, Ky., January, 1861, and on furlough till March. Duty at Bowling Green, Ky. Mounted and engaged in post duty and scouting from Bowling Green to the Ohio River, and from western part of State to Lexington till December, 1864. Burbridge's Expedition into Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17. Saltsville, Va., October 2. At Bowling Green till December. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 7. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15-February 12. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Saulsbury, N. C., till July. Ordered to Louisville, Ky. Mustered out July 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 27 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 173.
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