The South Carolina
18th Artillery Battalion



The SC 18th Heavy Artillery Battalion [often called the Siege Train Artillery Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies. Many of the men were from Charleston. Company D was assigned later in 1862. It was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and fought at Fort Sumter, Grimball's Landing, Battery Wagner, James Island, and John's Island. In June, 1864, Company C was transferred to Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia and was active in the Petersburg siege. That December it returned to the battalion which later served as infantry in the Army of Tennessee. Bridges' Louisiana Artillery Battery was merged into Company D in Decembmer 1864. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. Sifakis shows the unit as surrendering in Virginia. More research will be required to show the correct service and to document the men who served.


Alston, Jr., Charles - Major
Manigault, Edward - Major


Charleston Harbor (August - September 1863)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864 - April 1865)
2nd Fort Harrison (September 30, 1864)
1st Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
Jones' Farm (September 30, 1864)
1st Pegram's Farm (October 1, 1864)
Harman Road (Octover 2, 1864)
Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)


The composite Roster of this regiment contains 1 name. The National Archives index shows Manigault's Artillery Battalion separately with 1265 names.

Company C - McQueen Light Artillery
Company D - Louisiana Bridges' Artillery Battery


Researching this unit?
Here's what's available.
Rivers, Col. William J.
- Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service
Confederate Military History  





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