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Brief History

18th Infantry Regiment was assembled during the winter of 1861-1862 with men from Laurens County and other counties in the northwestern part of the state. After serving in the Department of South Carolina, Georiga, and Florida, it was ordered to Virginia. During the war it was assigned to General Evans', Elliott's, and Wallace's Brigade [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.

A Company - many men from Union

B Company - many men from Union

C Company - many men from [[Union County, South Carolina|Union] ] D Company - many men from Anderson

E Company - many men from Spartanburg

F Company - many men from Union

G Company - many men from York

H Company - many men from York

I Company - many men from Darlington

K Company (also known as Broad River Guards), man men from  Spartanburg

Other Sources

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
  • Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).


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