18th Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    Crute states that this regiment was formed from Laurens County and other counties in the north-western part of the state. Rivers' account of the organization of the troops states that Company H was formed from York County. The Captain was R. H. Glenn.

    Crute states that the 18th surrendered 16 officers and 139 men. Crute also states that the 18th had 205 men of 363 wounded at the Petersburg mine explosion (Battle of the Crater).

OFFICERS:

BATTLES:

    Malvern Hill (2 - 8 AUG 1862)
    Rappahannock Station VA (23 AUG 1862)
    2nd Manassas VA (2nd Bull Run)(28 - 30 AUG 1862)
    South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
    Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
    Jackson Siege MS (JUL 1863)
    Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
    Bermuda Hundred (17 MAY - 16 JUN 1864)
    Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
    The Crater (30 JUL 1864)
    Ft. Stedman (25 MAR 1865)
    Five Forks VA (1 APR 1865)
    Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)

ROSTERS:

Company A
Company D
Company E - Edgefield County
Company G - York Eounty
Company H - Catawba Light Infantry
Company I

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