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The 26th Virginia Infantry Battalion was formed in Western Virginia in May of 1862 and disbanded in April of 1865.

1862
May 20 Seven companies were organized from the men of the 59th Virginia Infantry Regiment who escaped capture at Roanoke Island on February 8. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel George M. Edgar and Major Richard Woodram.
May 23 Lewisburg
August Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
September
Kanawha Campaign
1863
May 2 Lewisburg
June 12-16 Companies H and I were added.
August 26-27
White Sulphur Springs
December 6
Droop Mountain
1864
May 15
Battle of New Market
May Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
May 22-26
Battle of North Anna
May 30 Totopotomoy Creek
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Wharton’s Division, Army of the Valley

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
January Assigned to Echol’s Brigade, Department of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee
April 12 Disbanded at Christianburg, Virginia