18th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- James Verity Journal. James Verity. Pvt. Co. B. 22nd O.V.I. 1861. Sgt. Co. G. 18th O.V.I. 1861-1864. Service May 22, 1861 - April 19, 1864. 119 pgs. M-2972 Cat. 11/93 rsc. Diaries & Journals F4.2. Schoff Civil War Collection. William L. Clements Library. The University of Michigan
- William Parker Johnson Letters. William P. Johnson. 18th OVI. Medical officer with the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 79 civil war letters. Call# MSS173. Ohio University Archives & Special Collections. Alden Library. 5th Floor. Athens. Ohio. 45701-2978
- Autograph Book 1864. Autograph book of soldiers of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, including all ten companies. Each soldier's name, rank, and hometown when mustered out in November, 1864. Call# OHS General VOL 655. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Oration of General Charles H. Grosvenor Before the Society of the Army of the Cumberland at Its Reunion in Milwaukee, September 20, 1882. Charles H. Grosvenor. 24 pgs. Press of Robert Clarke & Co. 1883
- National Tribune. Principally Daisies. A Good Story of the Early Days of the 18th Ohio. Andrew Lany. Co. A. 18th O.V.I. March 27, 1884
- National Tribune. Short Mountain Crossroads. August 29th, 1862. Tennessee. W.S. Brown. 18th O.V.I. July 3, 1884
- National Tribune. The Cracker Line. 2nd Lieut. Charles Grant. Co. D. 18th O.V.I. October 30, 1884
- The Battle of Salt River Ky. by H.C. 18th OVI. pg. 29. August 27 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- A War Relic. Reprint of The Eighteenth Ohio. A wartime paper printed by members of the 18th OVI. Vol. I. No. 3. Published by Military Authority. Was in possession of Josh Wisehart 18th OVI. Concerns the fight at Short Mountain Cross Roads. pgs. 52-53. September 10 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- A Genuine Johny Reb. by H.C. Jones. 18th OVI. pg. 75. September 17 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- The Battle of Chickamauga. Historical Map and Guide Book. By Captain J.C. McElroy. Eighteenth Ohio Infantry. Joseph C. McElroy was Secretary of the Ohio Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission. 18 pgs. NP. Columbus. Ohio. 1905
- National Tribune. Hazen's Midnight Excursion. Charles M. Heaton. Co. D. 18th O.V.I. December 20, 1906
- Historical Sketch of Company "B" 18th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Three Months' Service. Jewett Palmer. Marietta 1912
- National Tribune. Brown's Ferry Expedition: Shortening the Ration Line and Helping Save the Starving Army at Chattanooga. Corporal Launcelot L. Scott. Co. G. 18th O.V.I. January 25, 1912
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Narrow Escape Story #25. Battle of Stone River. by Andy Boggs. 18th OVI. Ironton Register. Thursday May 5 1887. Transcribed by Shirley Reed. 1998
- 18th OVI Page. Glenn Davis. 2002
- Another Day in Lincoln's Army: The Civil War Journals of Sgt. John T. Booth. by Marie Mollohan. 721 pages. Hard and Softcover. iUniverse Inc. 2007. Booth was a member of the 18th OVI 3 months service and the 36th OVI 3 years service.
Sgt. B.F. Davis Co. E. 18th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized May 29th, 1861, for three months, and August 6th, 1861, for three years service, under Colonel Timothy R. Stanley, it moved to Kentucky and served under General Mitchell in that State, Tennessee and Alabama. It participated in the battle of Stone River, where it lost 183 officers and men, and at Chickamauga, where its gallantry was noticed in general orders. The Regiment was re-organized in the fall of 1864, under Col. C.H. Grosvenor, and took part in the battle of Nashville with Thomas, where its loss was very severe. It followed in the pursuit of Hood to Tuscumbia, from whence it marched to Chattanooga. After the war it served in Georgia and was not mustered out until October 22, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium18th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Companies "A," "C" and "E" enrolled at Ironton, Ohio, April 22, 1861; Company "B" at Marietta April 27; Company "D" at McArthur April 18; Company "F" at Gallipolis April 22; Company "I" at Jackson April 24; Company "K" at Beverly April 23, 1861. Regiment organized at Parkersburg and organization perfected May 29, 1861. Companies sent to different points on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and guard railroad and trains between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, W. Va., till August. Mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, August 28, 1861, expiration of term.
18th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Athens, Ohio, August 16 to September 28, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and organization there completed November 4, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 6, thence to Elizabethtown, Ky., November 15. Attached to 8th Brigade, Army of the Ohio to December, 1861. 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1862. Unattached, Railroad Guard, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 29th Brigade, 8th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, st Division, 14th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at Elizabethtown and Bacon Creek, Ky., November, 1861, to February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15, and on Nashville, Tenn., February 18-25. Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., February 25-March 18. Reconnoissance to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. To Fayetteville April 7. Expedition to Huntsville, Ala., April 10-11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur April 11-14. Operations near Athens, Limestone Bridge, Mooresville and Elk River May 1-2. Near Pulaski and near Bridgeport May 1. Moved to Fayetteville May 31. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga June 1-15. At Battle Creek till July 11. Guard duty along Tennessee & Alabama Railroad from Tullahoma to McMinnville till September. Short Mountain Road and McMinnville August 29 (Cos. "A" and "I"). Retreat to Nashville, Tenn. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Near Lavergne October 7. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19 21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Engaged in Engineer duty at Chattanooga till October 20, 1864. Mustered out November 9, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.
18th Regiment Veteran Infantry. Organized at Chattanooga, Tenn., by consolidation of the Veteran detachments of the 1st, 2nd, 18th, 24th and 35th Ohio Infantry October 31, 1864. Attached to Post of Chattanooga, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. District of Augusta, Ga., to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., during Hood's investment December 1-15. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Chattanooga January 10 to April, 1865, and at Fort Phelps till July. Guard and provost duty at Augusta, Ga., till October. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga., October 9, and discharged at Columbus, Ohio, October 22, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 74.
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