1864 · n.p.
by [26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.]
n.p., 1864. Ledger. Good. Folio. Manuscript. Approx. 16" x 10.25". 192 hand numbered pages. Orangish marbled paper covered boards with leather corners and spine. A paper label with the hand written title is pasted down center on the front cover. Blue front and rear end sheets. Paper is lined with red vertical column lines. No written content in this ledger pages 106-192. Dried water stains persist from the rear end sheets, and back pages gradually diminishing by page 160. The rear cover is slightly warped. The majority of the first 105 pages contain hand written names, Rank, Date of Commission, Date of Discharge, and Cause of Vacancy for the Field Staff; Non Commissioned Staff; Captains; First Lieutenants; Second Lieutenants; and Non Commissioned officers of Companies A-K. The first page with names located on page 6 lists at the top of the page Edward F. Jones, Colonel, the first commander of the 26th Regiment. He was Commissioned August 1862 and discharged July 28, 1862 on account of disability. Dates of records range from August of 1861 to June 1st 1864 with the majority of recorded dates in 1862 and 1863. The 26th Regiment saw action in the Gulf operations and New Orleans up until 1863. The unit later moved to Virginia and participated in Sheridan's Shenandoah Campaign. The unit mustered out in Savannah Georgia 1865. (Inventory #: 16224)