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Confederate Regiment

18th Georgia Infantry

Organized: Cobb County, GA; mustered in 4/22/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865
Commanding Officer:
  LCol. Solon Z. Ruff
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 177
  Killed in Action (KIA): 27
  Wounded (WIA): 64
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 51.4%

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
   Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #309: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 11 PM
   Tablet #327: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
   Tablet #331: Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
   Tablet #324: Wofford's Brigade, Hood's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
   Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
   Tablet #310: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Hood's Division
  Brigade - Hood's Brigade



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History of the Unit:
The unit was organized under Colonel Wofford in April 1861at Camp Brown, Cobb County, Georgia, and entered Confederate States service in August of that year. They were assigned to Hood's Texas Brigade, and served in that unit until after Sharpsburg, when they were transferred to Cobb's Brigade. They were at Seven Pines, Seven Days Battles, Gaines' Mill, and 2nd Manassas before embarking on the Maryland Campaign.

In the Antietam Campaign:
The Regiment was lightly engaged at Boonsboro (Crampton's Gap) on 15 September, and heavily in Hood's counterattack into the Cornfield on the northern part of the field at Sharpsburg on the 17th. Most of the unit's casualties were taken in repeated assaults of the guns of the Federal Battery B, 4th US, posted near the Hagerstown Pike in the Cornfield.

The remainder of the War:
The 18th continued in active service with the Army of Northern Virginia and was engaged at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor. Their last battle was at Sayler's Creek, Virginia, on April 6, 1865. The remaining veterans surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Basic information about the unit is from Folsom, James M., Heroes and Martyrs of Georgia, 1864. Personnel data is from Henderson, Lillian, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865, compiled 1959-64, published in 1984 by the Georgia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Both of these works are extracted online at the excellent 18th Georgia Infantry site.

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APvtDavenport, Marcus LafayetteKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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BPvtWinburn, H. D.WIA/POW   09/17
CPvtBates, F. M.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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GSgtMajor, J. E.KIA   09/17
GPvtMyers, A. L.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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HPvtDoyal, J. S.KIA   09/17
HPvtFoster, E. G.KIA   09/17
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HPvtKing, J. D.POW   09/17
HPvtLeak, W. B.MWIA   09/17
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