26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection, 1861-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Photographic Collection, 1861-1865
Creator
Unknown
Extent
.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 11 items
Subjects
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County, Kentucky
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Military.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Contents of the Collection

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
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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
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Captain Woodford M. Taylor, Company B, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.,, 1860s

  • Box 1, item 003
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Sergeant Jonathan W. Mosley, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.; later transferred to 26th Kentucky Veteran Infantry,, 1860s

  • Box 1, item 004
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Captain Abram B. Stanley, Company B, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.,, 1860s

  • Box 1, item 005
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Captain Joseph B. Harris, Company D, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.,, 1860s

  • Box 1, item 006
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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
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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

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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
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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
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Unidentified Union Infantry Corporal,, 1860s

  • Box 1, item 011
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