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Muster In: Organized at Camp Cameron, Cambridge, August 28, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 26, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Alpha B. Farr
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 20-30, 1864)7,8

  • Commander: Colonel Alpha B. Farr (at least July 4 & 20, 1864)9,10
  • Unit Strength: 600 officers and men PFD (July 20, 1864)11
  • Weapons:
  • Note:  The 26th Massachusetts arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 20, 1864 on board the steamer Charles Thomas. They were on the Bermuda Hundred front from July 22-28. They participated in a demonstration on the north side of the James Rvier at Deep Bottom on July 28-30. They were located at Deep Bottom on July 28-29. They marched to Bermuda Hundred on July 30, and left for Washington, D.C. on board the steamer Tillie.12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Moved to New Orleans July 3-4, thence to Fortress Monroe and Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 11-21.
  • Arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 20.22
  • On the Bermuda Hundred front July 22-28.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James July 28-30.
  • Deep Bottom July 28-29.
  • Left Bermuda Hundred on the steamer Sentinel on July 30, arriving in Washington, DC on August 1.23
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 30-August 1; thence to Tennallytown August 1.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 26th Massachusetts Entry, Page 86; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 26th Massachusetts Entry, Page 86; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 267
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 26th Massachusetts Entry, Page 80; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      23. Bowen, James L. Massachusetts in the War, 1861-1865. (C. W. Bryan & Co., 1889), page 398.

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