18th Artillery Battalion


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

This unit was also known as the South Carolina Siege Train. It was organized with three companies as light artillery. Company D was assigned later in 1862. Bridges' Louisiana Artillery Battery was merged into Company D in Decebmer 1864. The unit was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on April 26, 1865.

OFFICERS:

Alston Charles - Major
Manigault, Edward - Major

BATTLES:

Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
Legareville SC (25 DEC 1863)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

ROSTERS:

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The Civil War in South Carolina
Index

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