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26th. Battallion, Virginia Infantry (CSA)

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  • Major (CSA), Joseph Washington Anderson (1836 - 1863)
    Joseph Washington Anderson was the son of Col. John T. Anderson, a Lawyer & State Legislator and Cassandra (Shanks) Patton, widow of William Patton. Joseph studied at Botetourt Seminary and the W.R. ...
  • John D. Wyant (CSA) (1825 - 1864)
    Service Record of the " C.S.A. " 26th. Battallion, Virginia Infantry Died :June 1, 1864, defending Richmond, Virginia * Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 1 2019, 5:57:07 UTC

The 26th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and in South Carolina.

The 26th Virginia was organized during May and June, 1861, with men recruited in the counties of Gloucester, King and Queen, and Mathews.

The 26th was assigned to General Wise's Brigade in June, 1862, contained 31 officers and 424 men. After being involved in the Seven Days' Battles it was transferred to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The unit participated in the defense of Charleston, then during the spring of 1864 returned to Virginia. Here it took its place in the Petersburg trenches and was active in various conflicts around Appomattox. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek and on April 9, 1865, there were 15 officers and 81 men present.

The field officers were Colonels Charles A. Crump and Powhatan R. Page; Lieutenant Colonel James C. Coucill; and Majors Patrick H. Fitzhugh, Joshua L. Garrett, William K. Perrin, and William H. Wheelwright.