Virginia 26th Infantry Battalion

Historical Notes:
The Virginia 26th Infantry Battalion was organized in May 1862, with men of the 59th Regiment Virginia Infantry who escaped capture at the Battle of Roanoke Island. It contained seven companies, but was increased to nine in June 1863. The unit was assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade, and saw action in Tennessee, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. During April 1865, it disbanded. Officers:
Lieutenant Colonel George M. Edgar and Major Richard Woodram Assignments:
Assigned to Echols' and Patton's Brigade Battles:
Battle of Roanoke Island
Seven Days' Battles
Second Manassas
Battle of Sharpsburg
Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Suffolk
Battle of Gettysburg
Siege of Charleston
Battle of Legareville
Overland Campaign
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Sayler's Creek
Appomattox Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1497 men.

Company A (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters) - Monroe County
Company B (Captain Edmund Strudwick Read's Company) - Monroe and Greenbrier Counties
Company C (Captain Thomas W. Thompson's Company) - Mercer County, West Virginia
Company D (Captain George Mathews Edgar's Company) (Originally Captain Fielding Fleshman's Company
Company E (Captain William D. Hefner's Company) Scouts and Guides) - Greenbrier County
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