26th New York Infantry
"2nd Oneida Regiment"


Peter Bernhard--Co. E
Byram (Byron) Pitney--Co. K
Michael Lynch--Co. H
Luke McGuire--Co. G
William Sharp--Co. I
James Laughland--
George W. Arrowsmith--Co. D & Field & Staff

Organized at Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in May 21, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 19. Attached to McCunn's Brigade, Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1861. Wadsworth's Command, Defenses of Washington, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and at Fort Lyon until May, 1862. Expedition to Pohick Church, Va., October 3, 1861. Duty near Fredericksburg, Va., until May 25. Expedition to Front Royal May 25-June 18. Duty at Manassas, Warrenton and Culpeper until August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; 2nd Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. At Brook's Station until December 10. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth and Belle Plains until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out May 28, 1863. Three years men transferred to 97th Regiment New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 101 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 148.

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