26th Missouri Regiment Infantry Vols. (Franklin Co.)

The regiment was largely raised in Franklin Co., MO. Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, of this regiment, were mustered out at the expiration of their term of service, in January, 1865. The remaining companies, which were composed of recruits, were mustered out August 13, 1865, their services being no longer required.

This regiment was organized in December, 1861, and soon afterward joined the expedition against New Madrid under Gen. Pope. It took part in the battle of Tiptonville, April 9, 1862; of Farmington, April 22, 1862; of Cornith, September 19, 1862; Port Gibson, 1863, and in those of Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Black River, Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge and in Sherman's march to the sea. It also participated in several battles in the Carolinas, was present at the grand review in Washington, and thence marched home, and was mustered out.

26th Missouri Regiment Infantry Vols. Rank Officer Commissioned Remarks -------- ---------------------- --------------- --------------------------------------- Colonel Benjamin D. Dean Jun. 13, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Jan. 09, 1865. Lt. Col. John McFall Jun. 22, 1863 From Feb. 01, 1863, mustered out at expiration, Dec. 27, 1864. Major Robert C. Crowell Aug. 10, 1863 From Jun. 01, 1863, mustered out at expiration, Jan. 09, 1865. Q.M. James T. Berry Feb. 06, 1863 From Jan. 08, 1863, mustered out at expiration, Jan. 12, 1865. Co.A, part of the company was raised in Franklin Co., MO. Co.C, half of the company was raised in Franklin Co., MO. Co.E, was raised in Franklin Co., MO. Rank Officer Commissioned Remarks -------- ---------------------- --------------- --------------------------------------- Captain Robert C. Crowell May 26, 1862 Promoted to Maj., Jun. 01, 1863. Captain Robert P. Denny Sep. 30, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Dec. 1864. 1st Lt. Robert P. Denny Jul. 05, 1862 Promoted to Capt., Jun. 02, 1863. 1st Lt. Frederick Zender Sep. 30, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Dec. 1864. 2nd Lt. John T. Crowe Jul. 05, 1862 Promoted 1st Lt. of Co.I, Dec. 01, 1862. Co.F, was raised in Franklin Co., MO. Rank Officer Commissioned Remarks -------- ---------------------- --------------- --------------------------------------- Captain Benjamin D. Dean Jan. 13, 1862 From Dec. 20, 1861, promoted to Col., May 28, 1863. Captain William L. Wheeler Jun. 22, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Dec. 1864. 1st Lt. B. C. Anderson Jan. 17, 1862 From Oct. 02, 1861, resigned Mar. 29, 1862. 1st Lt. William L. Wheeler May 26, 1862 Promoted to Capt., Jun. 01, 1863. 1st Lt. John W. Maupin Aug. 22, 1863 Resigned Apr. 20, 1864. 1st Lt. Isaac Evins Oct. 22, 1864 Not mustered. 2nd Lt. William L. Wheeler Jan. 17, 1862 From Nov. 02, 1861, promoted to 1st Lt., Mar. 29, 1862. 2nd Lt. E. M. Koninzeskie Apr. 26, 1862 Died Jun. 30, 1862. 2nd Lt. John W. Maupin Jul. 23, 1862 Promoted to 1st Lt., Jun. 02, 1863. Co.I, was raised in Franklin Co., MO. Rank Officer Commissioned Remarks -------- ---------------------- --------------- --------------------------------------- Captain John McFall Jan. 17, 1862 From Nov. 25, 1861, promoted to Lt. Col., Feb. 01, 1863. Captain John T. Crowe Aug. 22, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Dec. 25, 1864. Captain John W. Reece Mar. 14, 1865 Promoted to Maj., Jun. 12, 1865. Captain John S. Price Jun. 12, 1865 Mustered out at 1st Lt., Aug. 13, 1865. 1st Lt. Wiley C. Wiseman Jan. 17, 1862 From Sep. 21, 1861, died of chronic diarrhea, Nov. 18, 1862. 1st Lt. James T. Berry Jan. 26, 1863 From Jan. 08, 1863, promoted Q.M., Jan. 08, 1863. 1st Lt. John T. Crowe Jun. 22, 1863 Promoted Capt., Jun. 23, 1863. 1st Lt. Ernest A. Solf Aug. 22, 1863 Mustered out at expiration, Dec. 30, 1864. 1st Lt. John S. Price Jun. 06, 1865 Promoted to Capt., Jun. 12, 1865. 2nd Lt. William Gilcrease Jan. 17, 1862 From Sep. 21, 1861, resigned, Mar. 29, 1862. 2nd Lt. E. M. Koninzeskie Apr. 26, 1862 Transferred to Co.F. 2nd Lt. James T. Berry May 26, 1862 Promoted to 1st Lt., Jan. 08, 1863. 2nd Lt. John S. Price Oct. 22, 1864 Promoted to 1st Lt., Jun., 06, 1865. 2nd Lt. Benjamin Wheeler Jun. 12, 1865 Not mustered.  
Source: "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, and Gasconade Cos., MO", by Goodspeed, c1888, p.248-250.

For additional regimental history information go to the
1) MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): 26th REGIMENT MO INFANTRY.
2) 26th MO Inf. (USV)

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