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
May 5
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
August 27
Bristoe Station, Kettle Run

Commanded by Major Bodine. The regiment lost its baggage when its supply train was burned.

August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 2 officers killed and 63 men killed or wounded.

September 1
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.
December 12-15
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
February-April At Falmouth
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
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

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
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

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
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 12 killed and 27 wounded

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 20 killed and 45 wounded

May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 19
Battle of Harris Farm, or Fredericksburg Road
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.