Tag: 26th New York Infantry
Wikipedia says: The 26th New York Infantry Regiment, the “2nd Oneida Regiment”, was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
The 26th New York was organized in Elmira, New York, under command of Colonel William H. Christian and was mustered in for a two-year enlistment on May 21, 1861.
The regiment was mustered out of service on May 28, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments or who re-enlisted were transferred to the 97th New York.
The regiment suffered 5 officers and 101 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 42 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 148 fatalities.