Descendants and Friends meet in Nashville to view the flag!

The Colors

On Saturday, December 5th, a group 26th of descendants and friends met in Nashville for a private viewing of the flag that is conjectured to be WD 289, and believed to belong to the 26th Mississippi. It was a weekend the attendees will never forget. Up until a few months ago, we despaired of ever seeing a picture of the flag. But during the private viewing, we were able to examine the flag up close, and even touch it!

Another surprise surfaced at the meeting. An autograph album of officers who were imprisoned at Fort Warren in 1862 contained inscriptions of three of our 26th Miss officers!

We know many of you wanted to come, but were unable. So we took pictures! Visit our social network and message board to see all the pics. Click here to go there now

Most Recent Update to the Site: December 9, 2009
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Why all the hoopla over the flag?

So you're still trying to figure out why all the hoopla over the flag mentioned above. Well, you'll find background information by clicking here!

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How does a "Facebook" for the 26th Mississippi Descendants and Friends sound? Well, I have some good news. We already have one! It's a place where you can network with other descendants and friends. It's a place where you can ask a question. It's a place where you can upload photos, videos and even period CW music! And it's a place where we already have almost 70 members and just waiting for YOU to join us.

Get started right now by clicking HERE! And you don't even have to be a descendant to join. If you're interested, you're a friend and we'd be delighted for you to participate!

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Thanks for visiting the 26th Mississippi Website!

Visitors to this site come for various reasons: some have an interest in the history of the 26th; others had an ancestor who served with the unit; still others are simply interested in the Civil War. There may be a few who visit out of sheer curiosity. Regardless, I'm proud you're here.

The 26th Mississippi has largely been overlooked by Civil War historians and this website seeks to give this unit the historical recognition it deserves. I hope you'll point and click your way around this site and get to know these simple men who exhibited uncommon bravery and courage in a complex war.

Relief Portrait of Col. A. E. Reynolds

Photo Pic Did you know a monument in memory of the commander of the 26th Miss exists? The monument of Col. Reynolds was erected in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1915. This honor was bestowed upon him since he served as a brigade commander during the Vicksburg Campaign. He assumed command of Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's brigade in Loring's Division after Tilghman was killed at the Battle of Champion Hill.

Take a look. Go directly to the photo collage by clicking HERE

Please update your e-mail address!

If you participate in the Descendants' Directory, be sure to keep your e-mail address updated. This directory has become a valuable networking resource for those of you who research your genealogy. I've had glowing reports of distant relatives sharing information with one another.

Ever so often I get an e-mail saying, "Do you have an updated e-mail address for (this person)?" Painfully, I have to tell them the address on the site is the only one I have. So please update your e-addresses! Someone may be looking for you!

You can update your e-mail address the same way you entered it the first time. Just click HERE and enter the requested information. Thanks!

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Steve Hardwick
Nashville, Tennessee

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