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Brief History

The 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry completed its organization at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee, in June, 1861. December 21, 1864, there were 12 men fit for duty. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. [1] The captains of the companies were: Captain M. R. Rushing, J. W. Roscoe, William R. Butler, H. J. St. John, G. H. Lowe, B. F. Webb, J. B. Matthews, B. G. Woods, A. G. Carden and W. J. Grayson,[2]

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.

Company K ( Captain W. J. Grayson, later William P. Brandy - many men from Wilson County


Organized June 11, 1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee

Major J. B. Palmer's Company (Captain R. P. Crockett) - many men from Rutherford County

B. G. Wood's Company - many men from Rutherford County

B. F. Webb's Company - many men from Rutherford County

  The information above is from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Vol 8.


Organized in May 1861

Three full Companies, commanded by Captains Richmond Rushing, A. J. St. John and Grand Wood.  - many men from Cannon County


Company E (Ashland City Guards) Captain Gideon H. Lowe - many men from Cheatham County

The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol 7.


Captain W. H. Joyner Company - many men from Sumner County and Davidson County   The information above is from The Goodspeed's Histories, Vol 5

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,444 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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 'Tennessee 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.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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.
  • Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.  A brief history and memorial rolls of the 18th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 359.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. History of Tennessee, (Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1988). page 824. FHL 976.8H2h v.8.
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War : a military history of Confederate and Union units with available rosters of personnel, part 1, (Nashville, Tennessee : Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964). FHL book 976.8 M2t; FHL fiche 6046966

 

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