included only those who were pronounced by the surgeons as unfit for duty. total, 588.
In addition there were about 120 missing, nearly all of whom must have been wounded or killed; but, as they fell into the enemy's hands, they were not included in the hospital report.
This loss occurred mostly in the first day's fight, where the regiment encountered the 151st Pennsylvania
This regiment lost 335 men in killed, wounded and missing, on July 1. and Cooper's Battery of Rowley's Brigade, Doubleday's Division.
The quartermaster of the 26th who made the official report on July 4th, states that there were only 216 left for duty after the fight on the 1st inst. The regiment then participated in Pickett's charge on the third day of the battle, in which it attacked the position held by Smyth's Brigade, Hoyt's Division, Second Corps.
On the following day it mustered only 80 men for duty, the missing ones having fallen in the final and unsuccessful charge.
In the battle of the first day,