The 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 143 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 71 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|April 20||Organized at Philadelphia|
|April 19||Detachment attacked in streets of Baltimore, losing one killed and several wounded, and was returned to Philadelphia|
|May 27||Mustered in under Colonel William F. Small, Lieutenant Colonel Rush Van Dyke, and Major Caspar M. Berry|
|June 15||Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to Defenses of Washington|
|August||Attached to Hooker’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac|
|October||At Budd’s Ferry, Md. attached to Grover’s Brigade, Hooker’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|April 5-May 4||Moved to the Virginia Peninsula, Siege of Yorktown|
Battle of Williamsburg
The regiment lost 8 killed, 23 wounded and 3 captured, including Colonel Small, who was severely wounded. Major Berry took command.
|May 31-June 1||Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven days before Richmond
The regiment lost 20 killed and 45 wounded, as well as 11 deaths to disease.
|June 25||Oak Grove|
|June 29||Savage Station|
|June 30||White Oak Swamp and Glendale|
|July 1||Malvern Hill|
Duty at Harrison’s Landing
Lieutenant Colonel Wells was replaced by Lieutenant Colonel Rush Van Dyke, and Captain Bodine of Company K was promoted to take over from Major Berry.
|August 5||Action at Malvern Hill|
|August 16-26||Movement to Centreville, in part on the steamer Baltic|
|August 26-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
Bristoe Station, Kettle Run
Commanded by Major Bodine. The regiment lost its baggage when its supply train was burned.
|August 29||Battle of Groveton|
Battle of Bull Run
The regiment lost 2 officers killed and 63 men killed or wounded.
Battle of Chantilly
|September-November||Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. at Fort Lyon. Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Tilghman rejoined the regiment after a long illness.|
|October 10-12||Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad|
|November 18-28||Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Battle of Fredericksburg. Va.
The regiment lost 17 men killed and wounded.
|January 20-24||“Mud March”||
|February 5-7||Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church|
|March||Lieutenant Colonel Tilghman was promoted to colonel, and Captain John Adams was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He soon resigned, though.|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
The regiment lost 4 officers wounded, including Colonel Tilghman; 18 enlisted men were killed, 64 men wounded and 10 men captured.
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The regiment was commanded by Major Robert L. Bodine. It brought 365 men to the field, losing 30 killed, 176 wounded and 7 missing. Out of 18 officers 2 were killed, two mortally wounded, and 3 color bearers were killed.
|July 23||Whapping Heights, Va.|
|July 26||Colonel Tilghman was discharged for his wounds|
|August-October||Duty on line of the Rapidan|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|October 12||Major Bodine was promoted to lieutenant colonel|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Kelly’s Ford|
|November 12||Captain Samuel Moffitt of Company A promoted to major|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 men killed, and 1 officer and 23 men wounded.
|November 27||Payne’s Farm|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|February-May||Near Brandy Station|
|February 20||Lieutenant Colonel Bodine promoted to colonel|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps|
|May 4-28||Rapidan Campaign|
The regiment lost 12 killed and 27 wounded
The regiment lost 20 killed and 45 wounded
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 24||Ox Ford|
|May 26-28||Line of the Pamunkey|
|May 28||Left the front to muster out|
|June 18||Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 99th Pennsylvania.|