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26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection, 1861-1865

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Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta

Title

26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection

Date

1861-1865

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection, 80PA113, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 11 items

Biography/History

The 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at Owensboro, Kentucky from July through November 1861. The 26th battled Confederate forces in southern Kentucky, notably at the Battle of Woodbury on October 29, 1861. It was mustered into Federal service at Nashville, Tennessee on March 5, 1862 and saw action shortly after in the Battle of Shiloh. The 26th returned to Kentucky by barge while guarding prisoners of war. The regiment was then ordered to guard the rail lines in and around Russellville, Kentucky, a Confederate stronghold. The 26th was mustered out of Federal service July 10, 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky after returning from North Carolina.

Scope and Content

The 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection, 1861-1865 consists of eleven albumen cartes de visite of soldiers that served with the 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (Union) during the Civil War. Many of the men pictured are identified in handwritten ink by an unknown person or agency.

Subjects

  • Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories

Related Material

Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association. . Louisville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., 1897.

Brown, Kent Masterson ed. . Mason City, IA: Savas Pub. Co., 2000

Kerr, W. B. . Lexington, KY: [s.n.], 1936.

Townsend, William H. . Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1989

Collection Inventory

Major John L. Davidson, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; Davidson was killed at Shlioh, Tennessee, April 10th, 1862, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 001] browse
1st Lieutenant Samuel P. Brown, Company G, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; Brown was later promoted to Captain in the 26th Kentucky Veteran Infantry, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 002] browse
Captain Woodford M. Taylor, Company B, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 003] browse
Sergeant Jonathan W. Mosley, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; later transferred to 26th Kentucky Veteran Infantry, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 004] browse
Captain Abram B. Stanley, Company B, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 005] browse
Captain Joseph B. Harris, Company D, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 006] browse
Captain Robert Earnest, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; later promoted to Colonel in the 115th U. S. Colored Infantry, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 007] browse
Captain George Elder, Company G, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the 115th U. S. Colored Infantry, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 008] browse
Dr. James M. Baily, Surgeon, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; resigned December 17, 1964; note, handwritten in ink along bottom and right margin of card, author unknown: "Dr. James M. Bailey Surg. My companion + friend during [illegible] War and since", 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 009] browse
Dr. L. Bennet, Assistant Surgeon; 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; later promoted to Surgeon, 8th Kentucky Cavalry, June 10, 1863, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 010] browse
Unidentified Union Infantry Corporal, 1860s
[Box: 1, item: 011] browse