North Carolina
26th Infantry Regiment



 


  • ORGANIZATION:

      The 26th Infantry Regiment was organized in August, 1861, at "Crab Tree," a plantation three miles from Raleigh, North Carolina. Its members were recruited in the counties of Ashe, Union, Wilkes, Chatham, Wake, Caldwell, Moore, Alamance, Randolph, and Anson. The regiment served at Fort Macon, on Bogue Island, North Carolina, then fought at New Bern. During the war it was assigned to General R. Ransom's, Pettigrew's, Kirkland's, and MacRae's Brigade. It saw action in the Seven Days' Battles and later the conflicts at Rawls' Mills and Goldsboro. The 26th went on to fight with the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor , took its place in the entrenchments south of the James River, and was involved in the final campaign at Appomattox . It lost 87 killed or wounded at New Bern , had 6 killed and 40 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, and of the 843 engaged at Gettysburg , more than eighty percent wer disabled. The unit reported 16 killed and 83 wounded at Bristoe and on April 9, 1865, surrendered 10 officers and 120 men.

  • OFFICERS:

      Zebulon Baird Vance, Colonel
      Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel
      Abner B. Carmichael, Major
      James B. Jordan, Assistant Adjutant General
      Joseph J. Young, Assistant Quartermaster
      Robert Golston, Assistant Commissary of Supply
      Dr. Thomas J. Boykin, Surgeon
      Daniel M. Shaw, Assistant Surgeon
      Rev. Robet H. Marsh, Chaplain
      Leonidas L. Polk, Sergeant Major
      Benjamin Hind, Hospital Steward
      E. H. Hornaday, Ordnance Sergeant
      Jesse Ferguson, Commissary Sergeant
      Abram J. Lane, Quartermaster Sergeant

  • ASSIGNMENTS:

      Dept. of North Carolina
      Pettigrew's Brigade, Heth's Division, Hill's Corps

  • BATTLES:

      Bogue Island, NC - November 1, 1861
      New Bern, NC - March 14, 1862
      King's School House - June 25, 1862
      Seven Days - June 28, 1862
      Malvern Hill/Harrison's Landing - July 1, 1862
      Rawls' Mill, Martin Co. NC - November 2, 1862
      Barrington Ferry, NC - March 14, 1863
      Gettysburg, PA - 7/1-5/63
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      South Mtn, MD - 7/4-5/63
      Williamsport, MD - 7/12-13/63
      Falling Waters, MD - July 14, 1863
      Hospitals in N.VA. - 7/20-8/1/63
      Culpeper C.H, VA - September 13, 1863
      Bristoe Station, VA - October 14, 1863
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      Mine Run, VA - November 12, 1863
      The Wilderness, VA - 5/5-7/64
      Spottsylvania C.H., VA - 5/8-21/64
      North Anna, VA - 5/22-6/64
      Hanover Junction, VA - 5/25-7/64
      Cold Harbor, VA - 6/1-3/64
      Petersburg, VA - 6/10-30/64
      Deep Bottom - August 16, 1864
      Petersburg, VA - 8/19-20/64
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      Globe Tavern, VA - August 21, 1864
      Weldon Railroad - August 23, 1864
      Reams' Station, VA - August 25, 1864
      Jones Farm, VA - September 30, 1864
      Pegram's Farm, VA - October 1, 1864
      Harman Road, VA - October 2, 1864
      Petersburg, VA - October 14, 1864
      Burgess' Mill, VA - October 27, 1864
      Hatcher's Run, VA - 2/5-7/65
      Details in SC - 3/5-6/65
      Fort Stedmand, VA - March 25, 1865
      Petersburg, VA - April 1, 1865
      Five Forks, VA - April 1, 1865
      Petersburg, VA - April 2, 1865
      Hatcher's Run, VA - April 2, 1865
      Other Petersburg, VA -
      South Side RR, VA - April 2, 1865
      Richmond, VA Hosps. - April 3, 1865
      Appomattox River/ - April 3, 1865
      Deep Creek -
      Amelia C.H., VA - April 4, 1865
      Farmville, VA - 4/5-6/65
      Burkeville, VA - April 8, 1865
      Appomattox C.H., VA - April 9, 1865
      Raleigh, NC Hosps. - April 13, 1865
      Lenoir, NC - April 15, 1865

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