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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 20, 1862. They were in the capture of Macon April 20and had duty at Macon, Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, till June. They mustered out June 23, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

  • Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
  • Eighteenth Battery - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 754-757
  • Recruits Assigned - see Roster on page 757

The Battery with their counties and their rosters are on the 18th Indiana Light Battery, on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 05 Feb 2011 2011)


Other Sources


  • 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 ‘Indiana 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.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, 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.
  • The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010)  Brief history of the 18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
  • Wikipedia  (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
  • 18th Indiana Artilley Battery (accessed 08 Dec 2010) History, roster of 18th Battery, also organization dedicated to educational programs about the Civil War.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. H. C. Bradsby, History of Vigo County, Indiana , "War" Chapter 30, page 554(Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1969 )977.245 H2 FHL Collection Internet Archive; Web Site
  3. "Military History" Chapter 17 in FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.), (page 306, Regiment,Companies, Name's) other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE


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