26th Missouri Infantry

Regimental Losses in the Civil War

26th Missouri US Volunteer Infantry

Boomer's Brigade - Quinby's Division - Seventeenth Corps

Total men enlisted 972

 

Losses                                                                                                                            Officers         Enlisted Men        Total

Killed and mortally wounded..................................................................................        6                        112                  118

Died of disease, accidents, etc  .............................................................................       2                        171                  173

Died in Confederate Prison.....................................................................................       -                          12                    12

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                                                                                                  Totals................        8                         295                  303

 

 

Battles

Battle                                                                                                                             Killed        Wounded*          Missing^          Total

Iuka, Miss..............................................................................................................      21                   75                      1                    97

Guerillas, Miss........................................................................................................       1                     -                      1                      2

Corinth, Miss...........................................................................................................       1                    2                      -                       3

Jackson, Miss.........................................................................................................       -                     1                     -                       1

Champion's Hill, Miss...............................................................................................     18                   69                     -                      87

Assault on Vicksburg, May 19th................................................................................      2                      -                     -                       2

Assault on Vicksburg, May 22nd...............................................................................       5                    5                      -                      10 

Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.........................................................................................        2                   10                     -                      12

Missionary Ridge, Tenn...........................................................................................       15                   34                     -                      53

Sherman's March, Ga..............................................................................................       1                      2                     -                       3

* includes the mortally wounded. ^includes the captured.

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                                                                                                     Totals..................     67                   198                    2                     272

                         Battles also present at: New Madrid, Mo.; Island No. Ten, Mo.; Tiptonville, Mo.; Farmington, Miss; Siege of Corinth, Miss;

Raymond, Miss; Siege of Jackson, Miss; Lookout Mountain, Tenn; Savannah. Ga.; Salkahatchie, S.C.; Neuse River, N.C.

 

History

      Recruited in the fall of 1861, under the command of Col. George B. Boomer. In March, 1962, it joined Pope's expedition against New Madrid, Mo., and participated in the investment and capture of Island Number Ten. Its division-Hamilton's- then moved to Corinth, where it joined the besieging army, arriving there April 22, 1862. Although the regiment was under fire at New Madrid, and also during the Siege of Corinth, yet it sustained little or no loss. But at Iuka which Col. Boomer was seriously wounded. Two weeks later, under Lt Colonel Holman, it was engaged at the battle of Corinth; it was then in Buford's 1st Brigade, Hamilton's 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi.

          During the Vicksburg campaign it was in Boomer's (3rd) Brigade, Crocker's Division, Seventeenth Corps. At Champion's Hill the regiment encountered some more hard fighting and heavy losses, Major Charles F. Brown being among the killed. Colonel Boomer was killed in the assault on Vicksburg -May 22nd- while in command of the brigade. In October, 1863, the division under command of General John E. Smith - not the Third Division, Fifteenth Corps - left Memphis, and moved to Chattanooga, where it fought in the battle of Missionary Ridge. This division did not move with Sherman on the Atlanta campaign, but garrisoned Allatoona, Ga., Kingston, Ga., and other points on that line. The regiment was mustered out in November, 1864, the recruits having been consolidated into a battalion of three companies, which marched with Sherman to the Sea, and through the Carolinas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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