United States Regiments & Batteries > Michigan > 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment

The 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 115 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 159 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 10-December 12 The 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment was organized at Jackson, Michigan
December 12 Mustered in under the command of Colonel Judson S. Farrar.
December 13 Left Michigan for Washington, D.C. Attached to District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, D.C.
January – April Provost duty at Alexandria, Virginia.
February Attached to Slough’s Brigade, Garrison of Alexandria, Virginia, 22nd Corps
April 20 Ordered to Suffolk, Virginia and attached to Ferry’s 1st Brigade, Corcoran’s 1st Division, 7th Corps, Department of Virginia
April 22-May 4

Siege of Suffolk, Virginia

May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 23 Windsor
June 17 Captain Lemuel Saviers of Company F was promoted to major.
June 24-July 8

Dix’s Peninsula Campaign

July 1-7 Expedition to Bottom’s Bridge
July 12 Ordered to New York City and assigned to New York, Department of the East.
July 14 –
October 13
Duty in New York City and at Fort Richmond, New York Harbor.

Bristoe Campaign

Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-
December 2

Mine Run Campaign

February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March 29 Colonel Farrar resigned due to chronic diarrhea and “an affection of the lungs.”
May 4-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River

May 8

Battle of the Wilderness

Corbin’s Bridge

May 8-21

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Major Saviers was shot in the left lung and wounded by an artillery shell.

May 10 Po River
May 12

Assault on the Salient (“Bloody Angle”)

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31


June 1-12

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 1864 –
June 1865
Co. “F” was detached to Slough’s Brigade, Defences of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps
June 16-18

First Assault on Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James
July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18

Strawberry Plains

August 25

Ream’s Station

September 12 Major Saviers was promoted to colonel but was not mustered.
September 26 Major Saviers was promoted to lieutenant colonel and discharged due to his wounds from Spotsylvania Court House. Henry H. Wells was promoted to colonel.
December 9-10 Reconnoissance to Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7

Battle of Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

March 25 Watkin’s House
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-30 On line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs
March 31

Battle of Hatcher’s Run (or Boydton Road) and White Oak Road

April 2

Sutherland Station

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6

Battle of Sailor’s Creek

April 6 Flat Creek, near Amelia Springs
April 7

High Bridge

April 9

Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army. The regiment was specially detailed to remain at Appomattox Court House until the paroling of Lee’s army was accomplished.

May 2-13 Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 4 The 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment mustered out