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26th Mississippi Infantry (CSA)

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  • Levi T. Ray (CSA) (c.1842 - d.)
    Confederate soldier, Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment Mississippi. He was captured at Fort Donelson on 16 Feb 1862. He appears on POW rolls for Camp Morton Civil War Prison, Indiana on Jun 1862 and 24...
  • Lt. Charles A. Ray (CSA) (c.1834 - c.1904)
    Ranked in a Corporal then commissioned a 1st Lt. in Company G (Marietta Rifles), 26th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, CSA. He is listed as a POW at Camp Chase Civil War Prison, Ohio. He was captured at...
  • Thomas Ray (CSA) (c.1832 - 1863)
    Confederate Soldier, Co. G, 26th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He then became attached to the 19th MS under special assignment. He was killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg II. You can view his reco...
  • George W. Gentry (CSA) (1839 - 1890)
    Private in Co C, 26th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, CSA. Paroled in hospital in Vicksburg. ----------------- U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about George W. Gentry Name: George W. Gentry ...

CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS

26th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

26th Infantry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1861 at Iuka, Mississippi. Many of the men were from Prentiss, Itawamba, Tishomingo, Perry, and De Soto counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee and was one of the units captured at Fort Donelson. In this fight it lost 12 killed and 69 wounded of the 39 officers and 404 men engaged. After being exchanged, it was assigned to General Tilghman's and J. Adams' Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The unit reported 7 casualties at Coffeeville, totalled 420 effectives in April, 1863, and lost 2 killed, 5 wounded, and 10 missing at Champion's Hill. In February, 1864, it was ordered to Virginia and placed in J.R. Davis' Brigade. It fought at Cold Harbor, endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and ended the war at Appomattox. Only 4 officers and 8 men surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia. The field officers were Colonel Arthur E. Reynolds, Lieutenant Colonel F.M. Boone, and Major Tully F. Parker.

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Major Engagements and Events of the 26th Miss:

  * Fort Donelson, Tenn (Feb. 12-16, 1862)
  * Fort Donelson Captives in Prison after the Surrender (Feb.-Sept. 1862)
  * Exchanged and Reorganized (Sept. 1862)
  * Coffeeville, Miss (Dec. 5, 1862)
  * Fort Pemberton, Miss (Mar.-Apr. 1863)
  * Willow Creek, Miss (May 3, 1863)
  * Champion Hill, Miss (May 16, 1863)
  * Siege of Jackson, Miss (July 1863)
  * Detached Duty in the Volunteer and Conscript Bureau (July 1863-Feb. 1864)
  * Meridian (Miss) Campaign (Feb.-Mar. 1864)
  * Ordered to the Eastern Theatre (Mar. 24, 1864)
  * The Wilderness, Va (May 5-6, 1864)
  * Spotsylvania, Va (May 8-21, 1864)
  * North Anna, Va (May 23-26, 1864)
  * Bethesda Church, Va (May 31, 1864)
  * Cold Harbor, Va (June 1-3, 1864)
  * Siege of Petersburg, Va (June 1864-Apr. 1865)
  * Weldon Railroad, Va (Aug. 18-22, 1864)
  * Hatcher's Run (Feb 5-7, 1865) 
  * Appomattox Campaign (Mar. 25-Apr. 9, 1865)
  * Surrender of the Majority of the Regiment at Hatcher's Run (Apr. 2, 1865)
  * Hatcher's Run Captives in Prison after the Surrender (Apr.-June 1865)
  * Twelve Men Surrender with Lee at Appomattox (Apr. 9, 1865)

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Regimental Officers and Staff of the 26th Miss

Colonel

   Arthur Exum Reynolds-Jacinto

Lieutenant Colonel

   Francis Marion Boone-Booneville (No dates; Unknown site on Wilderness Battlefield)

Major

   Tully Francis Parker-Marietta

Adjutants

   William P. Curlee-Holly Springs (11/22/33 -5/17/78; Old Corinth City Cemetery, Corinth, MS) 
    James A. Conner-Jacinto

Surgeons

   James M. Taylor-Rienzi 
   R.N. Venable-Lamar 
   John C. Merrill-Baltimore, MD 
   William M. Bryant-Harpersville, Ala

Assistant Surgeons

   William J. Rogers-Marietta (4/23/30 - 11/30/89; Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, MS) 
   Thomas J. Caldwell-Starkville

Quartermasters

   James Files Gresham-Bay Springs (11/1/20 - 2/27/91; Old Mackey's Creek Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., MS) 
   George Cox, Jr.-Corinth (4/11/38 - 5/19/12; Old Corinth City Cemetery, Corinth, MS)

Commissaries

   John L. Walker-Marietta 
   James Files Gresham-Bay Springs

Chaplains

   A.H. Booth-Rienzi 
   M.B. Chapman-(No Record)

Ensign

   John D. (Jack) Jones-Corinth or Yellow Creek, Ala

Sergeant Majors

   James M. Murdaugh-Burnsville or Holly Springs 
   Daniel Thaddeus Beall-Rienzi 
   William C. McDougal-Florence, Ala 
   Oliver Tyrannus Cowen-Burnsville

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