26th Ohio Movement Map
Track the movement of the 26th Ohio throughout the Civil War 1861-1865- Follow the movement using the
Civil War period map courtesy of the US Library of Congress
( Blue as part of Army of the Ohio; Black as part of the Army of the Cumberland)
( Path is intermingled at various points- use black arrows to follow on correct route)
26th Ohio musters in at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, June-July, 1861. Travels by train to Cincinnati
and then by steamboat up the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers to Charleston, western Virginia.
First engagements in Boone and Fayette Counties, Western Virginia, August-December, 1861
Transferred to Army of the Ohio, Louisville, KY - January, 1862
Enters Nashville, Tennessee - February, 1862
Engagement at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee- April, 1862- moves onto Shiloh Battlefield
Among the first regiments to enter Cornith, Mississippi- May, 1862
Traverses across Alabama to Stevenson- just west of Chattanooga- June-July, 1862
Routs Forrest's Cavalry outside McMinnville, Tennessee, August, 1862
Army of Ohio moves back to Louisville in pursuit of Army of the Tennessee- Sept, 1862
Present at the Battle of Perryville, Ky, but minimally engaged, October, 1862.
London, Ky, pursuit ends- returns to Nashville via Bowling Green, October, 1862
Returns to Nashville. Army renamed Army of the Cumberland. November, 1862
Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. December, 1862- January, 1863
After taking circuitous route, 21st Corps enters Chattanooga, Tennessee September, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga. The bloodiest engagement the 26th OVI September, 1863.
Retreat back to Chattanooga, 6 week long seige, and Missionary Ridge, Sept-Nov.1863
Advances towards Knoxville to support Burnside against Longstreet, Dec.1863
Reenlists as a Veteran Regiment at Blain's Crossroads, January 1, 1864.
Northern Georgia Campaign- the bloodiest at Kennesaw Mountain, June, 1864.
Seige, Battle, and capture of Atlanta, Georgia. August, 1864.
Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864, and Franklin, November 30, 1864.
Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864.
Pursuit of retreating Confederate army ends at Huntsville. Ala- winter Qtrs 1864-65. In early spring, 1865,
t travels to mountains of eastern Tennessee to block any attempt by Lee's Army to escape out of Virginia.
In May, moves back to Nashville.
In June, 1865, transferred to Texas where mustered out in October, 1865.