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26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment

26th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry

Michigan state flag
Active December 12, 1862 to June 4, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Sailor's Creek
Appomattox Campaign

The 26th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 26th Michigan Infantry was mustered into Federal service at Jackson, Michigan on December 12, 1862. The regiment participated in the suppression of the New York Draft Riots in July, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 4, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered three officers and 115 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and three officers and 159 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 280 fatalities.[1]


See also



  • The Civil War Archive

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