The Civil War in New Hampshire



New Hampshire 18th Infantry Regiment

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

This regiment was raised from the state at large, for one and three years, six companies under the call of July 18, and four under the call of Dec. 19, 1864. The organization was completed on April 6, 1865, and the troops were mustered into service at Concord. Co. K was mustered out on May 6, 1865, at Galloupe's island, Mass.; Cos. A, B, C, D, E and F on June 10, 1865, at the Delaney house in the District of Columbia ; and Cos. G, H, and I on July 29, 1865, at the Delaney house, with the field and staff officers. The regiment numbered 978, its loss by death being 37, of whom 3 were killed or died of wounds. The first six companies were ordered to City Point, Va., where they were joined in Feb., 1865, by companies G and H. In March, company I joined the command at Petersburg, but on account of Lee's surrender, Co. K was held at Galloupe's island. On March 25, the regiment aided in the capture of Fort Stedman, Va., and remained in that fort until the fall of Petersburg. On April 2, in an engagement with the enemy before Petersburg, it met with slight losses. It was placed on guard duty in Washington, during the court-martial which tried the conspirators against President Lincoln, this closing their active service.

The Regiment lost 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.

OFFICERS:
Cols., Thomas L. Livermore, Joseph M. Clough; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph M. Clough, Willis G. C. Kimball; Majs., William I. Brown, Alvah K. Potter, Silas F. Learnard.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade to December, 1864. Clough's Provisional Brigade, Ferrero's Division, Defences of Berumda Hundred, Va., to March 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1865. Garrison at Washington, D. C., till July, 1865.

SERVICE:

Duty in Fortifications at City Point, Va., till December 10, 1864. At front near Petersburg December 10-13. Reported to Gen. Ferrero, and duty in the Defences of Bermuda Hundred December 18-30. Duty at City Point till March 19, 1865. Reported to Gen. Parke, Commanding 9th Army Corps, before Petersburg, March 19. Repulse of attack on Fort Stedman March 25. Duty at Fort Stedman till April 2. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Moved to South Side Railroad and duty at Ford's Station till April 20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-26. Camp at Alexandria and Provost duty at Georgetown till July. Guard duty in Washington during trial of President Lincoln's assassins. Six original companies muster out June 10, 1865. Balance of Regiment muster out July 29, 1865.

ROSTERS:

The compiled service records of this unit contains 1242 men.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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