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Twenty-Sixth Wisconsin Infantry.

Cogswell's Brigade — Ward's Division--Twentieth Corps.

(1) Col. William H Jacobs. (2) Col. Fred. C. Winkler; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff   2 2       12
Company A 1 10 11   7 7 101
  B 1 21 22   8 8 103
  C 2 17 19   5 5 103
  D   18 18   3 3 105
  E 1 19 20   13 13 114
  F 2 17 19   11 11 116
  G 2 24 26   10 10 112
  H   19 19   6 6 101
  I 2 15 17   8 8 112
  K 1 14 15   6 6 110
Totals 12 176 188   77 77 1,089

188 killed = 17.2 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 503; captured and missing, 103; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 17.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Chancellorsville, Va. 53 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 1
Gettysburg, Pa. 61 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 15
Resaca, Ga. 12 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 5
New Hope Church, Ga. 15 Averasboro, N. C. 10
Pine Mountain, Ga. 1 Bentonville, N. C. 1
Culp's Farm, Ga. 14    

Present, also, at Lookout Mountain; Missionary Ridge; Rocky Face Ridge; March to the Sea; Siege of Savannah.

notes.--A German regiment whose gallantry and soldierly bearing reflected credit upon its nationality. General William Cogswell, formerly Colonel of the Second Massachusetts, and hence an authority in such matters, in an official communication to the Secretary of War, alludes to the Twenty-sixth as “one of the finest military organizations in the service.” The regiment left Wisconsin on the 6th of October, 1862, proceeding to Fairfax, Va., where it was assigned to Krzyzanowski's (2d) Brigade, Schurz's (3d) Division, Eleventh Corps. Its first battle was at Chancellorsville where it made a creditable fight, although the corps was placed in an extremely disadvantageous position. The regiment held its ground there until nearly surrounded, gallantly, but vainly, trying to stem the victorious onslaught of Jackson's charge; its casualties at Chancellorsville were 23 killed, 135 wounded, and 40 missing. It was closely engaged at Gettysburg, and when the corps retreated through the town, the Twenty-sixth was ordered to protect its rear. Its loss at Gettysburg was 26 killed, 129 wounded, and 62 missing; a heavy percentage of those engaged. In September, 1863, the corps was ordered to Tennessee, and in April, 1864, was merged into the Twentieth Corps, under General Hooker. The regiment thus became a part of the Third Brigade, Third Division (Ward's), Twentieth Corps. At the battle of Peach Tree Creek, Ga., it captured the colors of the Thirty-third Mississippi and several prisoners, its own loss amounting to 9 killed, and 36 wounded; its conduct in that affair elicited the highest commendation in the official reports. After participating in the Atlanta campaign, the regiment marched with Sherman to the sea, and thence through the Carolinas to toe Grand Review at Washington.

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