18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
The 18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Hillsdale, Michigan and mustered in August 26, 1862. It was mustered out on June 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the Civil War Website which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.
- The Wikipedia article, 18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 13 July 2012).
- The Civil War Archive section, 18th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Michigan in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Michigan in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Michigan, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Eighteenth Infantry]" (Lansing, Mich: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905.) FHL Fiche 6084675. Other Libraries.
- Seeking Michigan websites. Gives history of regiment, brief information on individual soldiers, some photographs. (Accessed August 9, 2011)
- Hinds, Thomas J. Two letters from a Civil War prisoner--1865 March 25 & April 14 . (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987), FHL film 1320635 Item 48
- Lanman, Charles. "The Red Book of Michigan; A Civil, Military and Biographical History" (Detroit: E. B. Smith & company, 1871). Pages 369-371. Google Books. FHL Film 1425611 Item 1.Other Libraries
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).