Synopses & Reviews
Made up largely of German immigrants, the 26th Wisconsin served in the Union's ill-fated XI Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and later participated in Sherman's March to the Sea.
-- The first book in this important regiment
-- Includes a detailed roster
The 26th Wisconsin, one of Fox's Fighting 300 Regiments, was a gallant German unit that saw combat in three major theaters of war from 1862 to 1865. Attached to the Federal XI Corps, the "Sigel Regiment" received its baptism of fire at Chancellorsville, where 33 percent of the regiment fell killed or wounded before Stonewall Jackson's devastating attack. After suffering heavy losses at Gettsyburg, the 26th transferred west, where it served in virtually every major engagement from the Wauhatchie through the Atlanta Campaign. Sherman's March to the Sea, the Carolinas Campaign, and the Grand Review in Washington, D.C., ended its service. Recognized by the Secretary of War as "one of the finest military organizations in the service", the 26th Wisconsin finally receives its due in Pula's deeply researched and gracefully written study.