26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties

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26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties*

 Location  Date  Killed Wounded POW Missing Losses
Amelia Court House, VA  Apr 4 1865  0 0 9 0 9
Appomattox Court House, VA  Apr 9 1865  0 1 0 0 1
Bristoe Station, VA  Oct 14 1863  19 76 84 0 179
Chickamauga, GA  Sep 20 1863  0 1 0 0 1
Cold Harbor, VA  Jun 1 1864  6 10 0 0 16
Deep Bottom, VA  Aug 16 1864  0 0 2 0 2
Falling Waters, MD  Jul 14 1863  0 2 59 0 61
Five Forks, VA  Apr 1 1865  0 1 1 0 2
Fort Stedman, VA  Mar 25 1865  0 0 6 0 6
Gettysburg, PA  Jul 1 1863  108 537 228 6 879**
Globe Tavern, VA  Aug 21 1864  6 17 0 0 23
Hanover Court House, VA  May 27 1862  0 0 1 0 1
Hatcher's Run, VA  Oct 27 1864  0 0 1 0 1
Hatcher's Run, VA  Feb 5 1865  2 3 0 0 5
Hatcher's Run, VA  Mar 25 1865  0 1 3 0 4
King's School House, VA  Jun 25 1862  2 5 0 0 7
Kolb's Farm, GA  Jun 22 1864  0 0 1 0 1
Malvern Hill, VA  Jul 1 1862  7 53 1 0 61
New Berne, NC  Mar 14 1862  7 11 71 0 89
North Anna River, VA  May 22 1864  0 0 2 0 2
Petersburg, VA  Mar 25 1865  0 0 12 0 12
Petersburg, VA  Apr 2 1865  0 2 31 0 33
Ream's Station, VA  Aug 24 1864  1 18 0 0 19
Resaca, GA  May 14 1864  0 1 0 0 1
South Side Railroad, VA  Apr 2 1865  0 0 11 0 11
Spotsylvania Court House, VA  May 10 1864  0 6 15 0 21
Wilderness, VA  May 4 1864  13 58 20 2 93
Williamsport, MD  Jul 14 1863  0 0 3 0 3

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* Battles listed in alphabetical order, only battles with losses recorded, and information obtained through: Confederate Military History, Extended Edition (19 Volumes); The Union Army (9 Volumes); Walter Clark, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions From North Carolina in the Great War 1861-1865 (5 Volumes); North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster (15 Volumes); Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
 
** This number reflects the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 through July 3, 1864. Furthermore, depending on the source, the total recorded/reported 26th loss at Gettysburg varies. The 80% plus casualties for the 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg, however, is the highest percentage loss for any "regiment" during the American Civil War.
 
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