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26th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Illinois state flag
Active August 31, 1861 to July 20, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 26th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 26th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 31, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on July 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 88 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 194 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 286 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John M. Loomis - resigned on April 30, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Gilmore - mustered out Oct 27, 1864.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Daly - resigned on April 14, 1863.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ira J. Bloomfield - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. - retrieved June 25, 2007.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls - retrieved June 26, 2007.