26th Virginia Infantry Battalion

HISTORY

26th Infantry Battalion was organized in May, 1862, with men of the 59th Regiment Virginia Infantry who escaped capture at the Battle of Roanoke Island. It contained seven companies, but was increased to nine in June, 1863. The unit was assigned to Echols’ and Patton’s Brigade, and saw action in Tennessee, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. During April, 1865, it disbanded. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel George M. Edgar and Major Richard Woodram.

[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

26th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Terry Lowry, H.E. Howard Publishing, 1991.