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Muster In: December 12, 18621
Muster Out: June 4, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain James A. Lothian
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Captain Asa G. Dailey
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Captain Lucius H. Ives
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Major Nathan Church
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander:
    • Captain Lucius H. Ives[?]11
    • Captain Asa G. Dailey (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain Lucius H. Ives (at least August 31, 1864)15,16
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

  • Commander: Captain Lucius H. Ives (at least on September 24, 1864)18
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Major Nathan Church (at least on October 21, 1864)19
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Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles20:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Reconnoissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkin’s House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • On line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
  • Hatcher’s Run (or Boydton Road) and White Oak Road March 31.
  • Sutherland Station April 2.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.

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. 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 219
    4. 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 337
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 26th Michigan Entry, Page 95; 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.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-220
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 543
    8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 26th Michigan Entry, Page 95; 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.
    9. 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 251
    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), page 729
    11. 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 338: Ives made a report of this operation on September 24, 1864, but was he in charge of the 26th Michigan at the time?  He does not specifically state this in his report.  More research is needed.
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 729
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 116, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 265: Ives made a report of the Second Deep Bottom operation on September 24, 1864, but was he in charge of the 26th Michigan at the time of the Deep Bottom operation?  He does not specifically state this in his report.  More research is needed.
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1298.
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 265
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 337-338: Major Church makes a report on the regiment’s activities from June 13-July 30, 1864.  He was in command of the regiment when he wrote this report on October 21, 1864, but was he in command of the 26th MI at any time from June 13-July 30, 1864?  He does not specifically state this in his report.  More research is needed.
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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