United States Regiments & Batteries > Wisconsin

The 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 12 officers and 176 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 77 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis.
September 17 Mustered in
October 6 Left State for Washington. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
October 15 Moved from Washington, D.C., to Fairfax Court House, Va
November 2-9 Movement to Gainesville
November 18 Moved to Centreville
December 9-14 To Falmouth, Va.
December 15
Battle of Fredericksburg
December At Stafford Court House
January 20-24 Mud March”
February-April At Stafford Court House
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Hans Boebel, who was wounded in the fighting on July 1. Captain John W. Fuchs then took command.

From the monument on the Gettysburg battlefield:

Effective Strength 516, Killed 46, Wounded 134, Missing 37

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August-September At Warrenton Junction
September 17 Moved to Rappahannock Station
September 24-October 3 To Bridgeport, Ala., transferred to Army of the Cumberland
October 27-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie
November Duty in Lookout Valley
November 23-27 Chattanooga – Ringgold Campaign
November 23 Orchard Knob
November 24-25 Tunnel Hill
November 25 Mission Ridge
November 27-December 8 March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn.,
December Duty in Lookout Valley
January 25 At Whiteside, Ala.
May 1 to September 8 Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 8-9 Buzzard’s Roost Gap
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 25-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-
August 25
Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2-November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
February 2 Lawtonville, S.C.
March 14 Reconnaissance on Goldsboro Road
March 16 Taylor’s Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville
March 22 Mill Creek
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
April 10-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
April 29-May 17 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.
May 24 Grand Review
June 17 Mustered out