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18th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)

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18th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighteenth Infantry. (Three Months' Service.) Col., Timothy R. Stanley; Lieut.-Col, William M. Bolles ; Maj., William H. Bisbee. The companies composing this organization were enrolled as follows : A, C and E, at Ironton April 22; B, April 17, at Marietta; D, April 18, at McArthur ; F, April 22, at Gallipolis ; I, April 24, at Jackson, and K, April 23, at Beverly. They were mustered into the state service as follows : Co. A, May 27, to date from April 19, and K, May 26, to date from April 23, at Camp Scott, Athens ; B, May 28, to date from April 27, and G, May 29, to date from April 22, at Parkersburg, W. Va. : C, E and F, May 28, to date from April 22; D, May 28, to date from April 24; H and I, May 27, to date from April 23, all for a period of three months. Eight companies had been mustered into service when the regiment was ordered to move to Parkersburg, W. Va., where, on May 29, the regimental organization was perfected. The following day the companies were sent to different points on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, and served the general government guarding railroad property, supplying guards and escorts for supply trains, and building a telegraph line to Rich mountain (following Gen. McClellan's forces). This service, though important, was uneventful in history-making. There was no assembly of the entire regiment from that time until a few days before muster-out. The president having called in the meantime for three-year volunteers, the regiment was promptly transferred to the U. S. service. Its term being about to expire it was ordered home to be mustered out, which took place on Aug. 28, 1861. It lost 2 men, 1 having died of disease, and the other having been killed in a railroad accident.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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