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The 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment was formed in Virginia in June of 1861 and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House in April of 1865.

1861
May-June Organized on the Virginia Peninsula for one years service under the command of Colonel Charles A. Crump. Company B was made up of volunteers from Mississippi.
July 1 Transferred to Confederate service and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula.
October 16 Company B was transferred to the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion. All the companies were relettered and a new Company K was created. Assigned to Gloucester Point, Department of the Peninsula.
1862
April-May
Siege of Yorktown

Assigned to Gloucester Point, Rains’s Division, D.H. Hill’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia

May Assigned to Rhodes’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 13 The regiment was reorganized for the duration of the war. It mustered 31 officers and 424 enlisted men. Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
June 25-July  1
Seven Days Battles
July Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
August Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
December Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Elzey’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
1863
April Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Department of Richmond
September Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
October Assigned to 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
1864
April Assigned to the District of Florida, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
May Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Florida
August 6 Blake’s Farm
August-September Charleston Harbor
December 25
Legaresville, South Carolina

The regiment took on the USS Marblehead.

1862
May Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Florida
May 8 Nottoway Bridge (2 companies)
May 16
Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-June 14
Bermuda Hundred
June-April Siege of Petersburg
June 15 Jordan’s Farm
June 17
Taylor’s Farm

Colonel Powhatan R. Page was mortally wounded.

October Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
1865
April 6
Sayler’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment surrendered 16 officers and 81 enlisted men.