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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited in the counties of Coffee, Pike, Coosa, Butler, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Talladega, and Covington.The unit was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited in the counties of Coffee, Pike, Coosa, Butler, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Talladega, and Covington.The unit was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
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.  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3,178 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0018RI Roster].
  
 
Companies by County:  
 
Companies by County:  
  
*Company A (Bullock Guards) - many men from Coffee County  
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*Company A (Bullock Guards) - many men from [[Coffee County, Alabama#Military|Coffee County]]
*Company B (Covington Hunters) - many men from Covington County  
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*Company B (Covington Hunters) - many men from [[Covington County, Alabama#Military|Covington County]]
*Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers) - many men from Jefferson County  
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*Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers) - many men from [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Military|Jefferson County]]
*Company D (Coosa Farmers) - many men from Coosa County  
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*Company D (Coosa Farmers) - many men from [[Coosa County, Alabama#Military|Coosa County]]
*Company E (Confederate Stars) - many men from Tuscaloosa County  
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*Company E (Confederate Stars) - many men from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama#Military|Tuscaloosa County]]
*Company F (Tom Watts Rifles) - many men from Butler County  
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*Company F (Tom Watts Rifles) - many men from [[Butler County, Alabama#Military|Butler County]]
*Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers]) - many men from Jefferson County  
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*Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers]) - many men from [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Military|Jefferson County]]
*Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles) - many men from Pike County  
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*Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles) - many men from [[Pike County, Alabama#Military|Pike County]]
*Company I (Curry Guards) - many men from Shelby County  
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*Company I (Curry Guards) - many men from [[Shelby County, Alabama#Military|Shelby County]]
*Company K (Confederate Blues) - many men from Talladega County
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*Company K (Confederate Blues) - many men from [[Talladega County, Alabama#Military|Talladega County]]
  
 
The list of companies with&nbsp;their counties is found on the [http://history-sites.com/~kjones/clayton.html#18th-Inf history-sites.com] web site.
 
The list of companies with&nbsp;their counties is found on the [http://history-sites.com/~kjones/clayton.html#18th-Inf history-sites.com] web site.
  
=== Other Sources  ===
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=== Other Sources<br> ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below). <br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Alabama in the Civil War|Alabama in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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.ditional information. <br>
  
National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
 
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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[[Category:Alabama_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Alabama_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Revision as of 16:11, 26 November 2012

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Brief History

18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited in the counties of Coffee, Pike, Coosa, Butler, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Talladega, and Covington.The unit was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.[1]

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,178 men on its roster for this unit.Roster.

Companies by County:

The list of companies with their counties is found on the history-sites.com web site.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama 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.
  • Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, 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.ditional information.


References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).