26th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Ohio at Stone River. Anonymous. In: The Civil War in Song and Story. 1860-1865. pg. 365. Collected and Arranged by Frank Moore. Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher. New York. 1882
- List of Survivors of the 26" Regiment, Ohio Veteran Vol. Infantry : Edward P. Fyffe, Colonel : 1861. 26th Ohio Regimental Association. 1883? 16 pgs. Call# PA Box 725 5. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Captain William H. Ross. Co. C. 26th OVI. by J.F.D. August 20, 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- National Tribune. Wagner's Brigade. How It Climbed Mission Ridge Along with the Rest of the Boys. E.T. Hibbard. October 6, 1887
- Roster of Survivors of the 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry : Including Members of the Ninety-seventh Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Whose Time Had Not Expired On the Muster-out of That Regiment, June 10, 1865. The Twenty-Sixth Ohio Association. 52 pgs. Chillicothe. O. : Printed at the office of the Ohio Soldier. 1888. Call# PA Box 726 49. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers From Prison at Danville, Va. : Their Travels by Night Through the Enemy's Country to the Union Pickets at Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, in the Winter of 1863-64. By W. H. Newlin... . William Henry Newlin. 136 pgs. Western Methodist Book Concern Print. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1889. Call# E612.D2 N51889 c.1. Special Collections. Illinois State University. Normal. Illinois. Note: Other escaping prisoners were J.F. Wood, 26th Ohio Inf.; L.B. Smith, 4th Mich. Cav.; W. Siutherland, 16th U. S. Inf.; W.C. Trippe, 16th U. S. Inf.; R.G. Taylor, 2d Mass. Cav.
- Andrew J. Kendell. Sketch of His Life and Startling Experience on the Battlefield of Shiloh. By Capt. John H. James. .... John H. James. October 26, 1889. The Ohio Soldier.
- History of Company E, 26th O.V.V.I. Walden Kelley. November 23, 1889. The Ohio Soldier.
- National Tribune. Losses of the 26th Ohio at Chickamauga. Walden Kelley. June 26, 1890
- 26th Ohio Regimental Association. Some Interesting Statistics. Walden Kelley. August 30, 1890. The Ohio Soldier.
- National Tribune. Kenesaw Mt. Walden Kelley. November 13, 1890
- 26th Ohio Reunion. Fixing the Regiment's Position at Chickamauga. Anonymous. October 22, 1892. The Ohio Soldier.
- Co. D. Twenty-Sixth Ohio. Luther Timberlake. December 6, 1890. The Ohio Soldier.
- Chickamauga. William H. Young. October 10, 1891. The Ohio Soldier.
- National Tribune. Missionary Ridge. Walden Kelley. February 2, 1893
- Diary of Service with the 26th O.V.I. Elias Cole. October 17, 1896 - November 7, 1896 - November 21, 1896 - December 5, 1896 - December 19, 1896 - January 9, 1897 - February 6, 1897 - March 6, 1897 - April 3, 1897 - May 1, 1897 - July 31, 1897. Concluding with Biography and Portrait of Sergt. Elias Cole. July 31, 1897. The Ohio Soldier.
- Reunion of the 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteers. Anonymous. July 31, 1897. The Ohio Soldier.
- Journal of Three Years' Service with the 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Great Rebellion, 1861-1864. Elias Cole. 70 pgs. wraps. N.P. 1897. Dealer catalog 1988 and eBay 2008. see image below
- Day by Day with the Army of the Cumberland, 1864. From the Diary of Sergt. Samuel Chestnut, Co. B, 26th O.V.I., late Lieutenant, Co. B, 26th O.V.I. Samuel Chestnut. January 9 and April 23, 1898. The Ohio Soldier.
- Day by Day with the Army of the Cumberland, 1864. From the Diary of Sergt. Chas. D. Brusman, Co. H, 26th Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf., late Capt. 26th Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf. Charles D. Brusman. May 7 and May 21, 1898. The Ohio Soldier.
- Day by Day with the Army of the Cumberland. Captain Walden Kelley, 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Walden Kelley. June 4, 1898. The Ohio Soldier.
- General Thomas at Peach Tree Creek. John T. Raper. Corporal 26th O.V.I. December 31, 1898. The Ohio Soldier.
- National Tribune. At Missionary Ridge. John L. Richardson. September 14, 1899
- National Tribune. Wagner's Men. A Slight Loss Sustained by the Brigade Before the Works were Reached . William W. Gist. November 23, 1905. Franklin
- National Tribune. The 26th Ohio. Timothy Dreasy. December 20, 1906
- National Tribune. Battle of Franklin. W.W. Gist. March 28, 1907
- A Historic Sketch, "Lest We Forget," Company "E" Twenty-Sixth Ohio Infantry. In the War For the Union, 1861-1865. Captain Walden Kelly. 45 pgs. Osborn. Missouri. 1909. Call# 973.7471 J26K. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Stone River Fight. G.W. Stevens. June 20, 1912
- National Tribune. The Battle of Franklin. W.W. Gist. October 15, 1914
- National Tribune. The Cavalry at Franklin. W.W. Gist. December 17, 1914
- National Tribune. Anniversary of Franklin. Personal Reminiscences of the Great Reunion. W.W. Gist. January 21, 1915
- National Tribune. The Charge on Mission Ridge. Walden Kelly. July 1, 1915
- National Tribune. Victims of Jealousy. Was the Fourth Corps Actually at Franklin? W.W. Gist. October 7, 1915
- National Tribune. Gen. Wagner at Franklin. W.W. Gist. January 27, 1916
- National Tribune. Spring Hill and Franklin W.W. Gist. March 29, 1917
- National Tribune. The Battle of Franklin. W.W. Gist. June 7, 1917
- National Tribune. Franklin Generals Again. W.W. Gist. May 23, 1918
- National Tribune. Franklin and Nashville. W.W. Gist. April 24, 1919
- National Tribune. Sparks v. Gen. Stanley. Another Chapter on Franklin and Nashville. W.W. Gist. August 21, 1919
- The Battle of Franklin. William W. Gist. 26th OVI. From Tennessee Historical Magazine. pgs 213-265. Vol VI. 1920-1921
- J.F. Doty Diary. Josephus F. Doty. 39 pgs. NP. ND. Doty wrote a daily diary about his civil war experience with Co. C from 2/7/62 to 2/13/63. He was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga on 9/19/63. His diary served as the basis for two historical fiction novels written by David Jardine, The Emancipation of Jonah Hommen and Jonah's War.
- Lyman Gardner Letters. Pvt. Lyman Gardner. 1845-1912. 26th O.V.I. 26 items. M-2598. Cat. 9/92 atd. Soldiers' Letters. Schoff Civil War Collection. William L. Clements Library. The University of Michigan
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 26th OVI Site by Jeff Hill. 2002
- The 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry: The Groundhog Regiment. By Jeffrey A. Hill - Foreward by John Thompson. 775 pgs. Authorhouse. Bloomington. Indiana. 2010
26th OVI Brass Band
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized July, 1861, under Colonel Edward P. Fyffe, it served in West Virginia until January, 1862, when it was transferred to Kentucky, and took part in the siege of Corinth and battles of Perryville and Stone River, losing one-third of its men in the latter engagement. It fought at Chickamauga, sustaining fearful loss; and again at Mission Ridge and Lookout Mountain. The Regiment re-enlisted January 1st, 1864, and joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, participating in the battles of Resaca, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek and Jonesboro. It followed Thomas north, took part in the battle of Nashville, and pursued the enemy to the Tennessee River. After the war the 26th served in Texas until the 21st of October, 1865, when it was mustered out.
From Dyer's Compendium26th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, June 8-July 24, 1861. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., July 25. Attached to Cox's Kanawha Brigade, West Virginia, to October, 1861. District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to January, 1862. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., August, 1861, to January, 1862. Action at Boone Court House, W. Va., September 1, 1861. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region October 19-November 16, 1861. Ordered to Kentucky January 1, 1862. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25-March 18. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Lawrenceburg April 4. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Little Pond, near McMinnville, August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 30-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Expedition from Tracy City to Tennessee River August 22-24 (Detachment). Reconnoissance toward Chattanooga November 7. Lookout Valley November 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 17-18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans June 16, thence to Texas. Duty at San Antonio and Victoria till October. Mustered out October 21, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 238.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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