26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers) completed its organization in September, 1861, at Camp Lillard, near Knoxville, Tennessee. Only a remnant surrendered in April, 1865. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Company A - Men from Meigs County
- Company B - Men from Washington County
- Company C - Men from Cocke County
- Company D - Men from Grainger County
- Company E - Men from Rhea County
- Company F - Men from Knox County
- Company G - Men from Hamilton County
- Company H - Men from Hamilton County and North Georgia
- Company I - Men from Roane County
- Company K - Men from Sullivan County
- 2nd Co. "H". Originally organized to form part of 61st Tennessee Infantry, but there were aleady ten companies in that regiment, and this company was transferred to the 26th Regiment late in 1862. Consolidated with Co. "B" on April 5, 1863. Men from Grainger County. 
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. A brief history and memorial rolls of the 26th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 410.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, 26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 29 Dec 2011). A brief history.
- Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial, Historic Civil War Flags, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
- The Twenty-sixth Tennessee (Confederate) Regiment, a brief history, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).