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18th Virginia Infantry Regiment

18th Virginia Infantry Regiment

The 18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in May, 1861. Its members were recruited at Danville and Farmville, and in the counties of Nottoway, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Appomattox, Pittsylvania, and Charlotte. The unit fought at First Manassas under General Cocke, then was assigned to General Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it served in North Carolina, returned to Virginia, and took an active part in the battles of Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. The 18th endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches north of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. It lost 6 killed and 13 wounded at First Manassas and in April, 1862, had 700 men fit for duty. The unit reported 206 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, and of the 120 engaged in the Maryland Campaign, thirty-six percent of the 312 in action were killed, wounded, or missing. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek and only 2 officers and 32 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Henry A. Carrington and Robert E. Withers, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Cabell, and Major Edwin G. Wall.

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18th Virginia Infantry Battle Flag
18th Virginia Infantry Battle Flag
Captured at battle of Sayler’s Creek, Virginia, April 1865 by Sgt. Ivers S. Calkin, 2nd New York Cavalry. 
 
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Give Them Cold Steel Boys! By Don Troiani
Give Them Cold Steel Boys! By Don Troiani
 
 
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Historical Sketch of the Nottoway Grays Co G 18th Virginia Infantry
Historical Sketch of the Nottoway Grays Co G 18th Virginia Infantry
The Moore brothers served in Companies A and B of the 18th Virginia Infantry. 
 
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Map of Battle at Seven Pines, Day 2
Map of Battle at Seven Pines, Day 2
John M Moore was killed here this day. He served in Company B of the 18th Virginia Infantry.