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FOX'S REGIMENTAL LOSSES
Chapter X.26th Missouri Infantry.
Boomer's Brigade--Quinby's Division--17th Corps.

Losses.

Officers.

En. Men.

Total.

Killed and mortally wounded

6

112

118

Died of disease, accidents, etc

2

171

173

Died in Confederate prisons

12

12

Totals

8

295

303

Original enrollment, 972; killed, 118; percentage, 12.1%

K=Killed. M=Missing.

W=Wounded. T=Total.

Battles.

K

W

M

T

Iuka, Miss

21

75

1

97

Guerillas, Miss

1

1

2

Corinth, Miss

1

2

3

Jackson, Miss

1

1

Champion's Hill, Miss

18

69

87

Assault on Vicksburg, May 19th

2

2

Assault on Vicksburg, May 22d

5

5

10

Siege of Vicksburg, Miss

2

10

12

Missionary Ridge, Tenn

15

34

4

53

Sherman's March, Ga.

1

1

2

The Carolinas

1

2

3

Totals

67

198

7

272

         

Present, also, at New Madrid, Mo.; Island No. Ten, Mo.; Tiptonville, Mo.; Farmington, Miss.; Siege of Corinth, Miss.; Raymond, Miss.; Siege of Jackson, Miss.; Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Savannah, Ga.; Salka-hatchie, S.C.; Neuse River, N. C.

 

NOTES.--Recruited in the fall of 1861. In March, 1862, it joined Pope's expedition against New Madrid, Mo., and participated in the investment and capture of Island Number Ten. Its division-- Hamilton's-- then moved to Corinth, where it joined the besieging army, arriving there April 22, 1862. Although the regiment was under fire at New Madrid, and also during the Siege of Corinth, yet it sustained little or no loss. But at Iuka it was hotly engaged, its skirmishers opening that battle; the whole regiment was soon under a severe fire, in which Colonel Boomer was seriously wounded. Two weeks later, under Lieutenant-Colonel Holman, it was engaged at the battle of Corinth; it was then in Buford's (1st) Brigade, Hamilton's (3d) Division, Army of the Mississippi.

 

During the Vicksburg campaign it was in Boomer's (3d) Brigade, Crocker's Division, Seventeenth Corps. At Champion's Hill the regiment encountered some more hard fighting and heavy losses, Major Charles F. Brown being among the killed. Colonel Boomer was killed in the assault on Vicksburg-- May 22d-- while in command of the brigade. In October, 1863, the division under command of General John E. Smith--now the Third Division, Fifteenth Corps -- left Memphis, and moved to Chattanooga, where it fought in the battle of Missionary Ridge. This division did not move with Sherman on the Atlanta campaign, but garrisoned Allatoona, Ga, Kingston, Ga., and other points on that line. The regiment was mustered out in November, 1864, the recruits having been consolidated into a battalion of three companies, which marched with Sherman to the Sea, and through the Carolinas.