|September 9||The 26th South Carolina Infantry Regiment was created by combining the 6th and 9th South Carolina Infantry Battalions under the command of Colonel Alexander D. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Hudson and Major C.D. Rowell. Assigned to 2nd Military District of South carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.Company A – Captain Samuel Smart; Captain Henry L. Buck
Company B – Captain John A. Evans
Company C – (Trenholm Rifles; had been Company A, 6th Battalion): Captain Henry M. Lofton; Captain R.H. Rogers
Company D – Captain Washington W. Davis; Captain Alex E. Bristow; Captain Harris Covington
Company E- Captain John J. Best; Captain Edward Bostick
Company F – Captain Neil F. Graham; Captain Smilie Wadsworth; Captain Wm. P. Kirkley
Company G – Captain R.D.F. Rollins; Captain Daniel W. Carter
Company H – (Chesnut Guards; had been Company B, 6th Battalion): Captain Henry S. Dickinson
Company I – (Kickapoo Riflemen had been Company C, 6th Battalion): Captain C.S. Land
Company K – (Eutaw Riflemen): Captain Levi Grainger; Captain L. Dow Graham; Captain George B. Congdon; Captain B. Lewis Beaty
|May 25||Moved to Mississippi and assigned to Evans’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Department of the West|
|June-July||Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of the West|
Siege of Jackson, Mississippi
|July-August||Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana|
|August||Moved to Savannah, Georgia and assigned to Evans’s Brigade, Military District of Georgia, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.|
Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, 2nd Sub-Division, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
|October-March||Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The regiment mustered 343 men.|
|January-June||Colonel Smith was suspended by Court Martial. Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Hudson commanded the regiment.|
|May 17-June 16||
Assigned to Elliott’s-Wallace’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
The regiment lost 72 casualties in the mine explosion. Colonel Smith was reported as being “fierce beyond belief,” armed only with a club. Major Rowell was wounded. Captain C.S. Land of Company I was promoted to major.
|October||Assigned to Wallace’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of Lewis Farm
Battle of Gravely Run
Lieutenant Colonel Hudson was badly wounded. He was taken to Pegram House along the South Side Railroad and captured when the Confederates retreated to Appomattox.
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Eight officers and 113 enlisted men surrendered at Appomattox.