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Confederate Regiment

18th Mississippi Infantry

Organized: Corinth, Mississippi; mustered in 6/7/1861

 

Commanding Officers at Sharpsburg:
  Maj. J. C. Campbell
  LCol. William H. Luse

 

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


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

"With McLaw's division they co-operated with Jackson's Corps in the movement against Harpers Ferry, the task of McLaws being the capture of the Federal garrison in fortified camp on the Maryland Heights. They scaled the mountain September 12 and 13, with some active fighting, but the enemy escaped. Being ordered thence to Brownsville, they did not reach the field of Sharpsburg until after the battle had been a few hours in progress. The men were worn out with hunger and night marching, and only 186 officers and men went into the battle. The loss was 11 killed and 69 wounded. Major Campbell, commanding the regiment, was seriously wounded while nobly leading his men. Lieut.Col. Luse and Colonel Humphreys reached the field just as the battle was closing and their presence cheered and animated the whole brigade."
(from Rowland)

Statistics

Initial Strength: 186; Killed in Action (KIA): 11; Wounded (WIA): 69;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 43%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #358: Barksdale's Brigade, McLaws' Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

References & Notes

Source: Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, Nashville TN: 1908.

We have 7 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
DPvtClay, C. H.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
DCaptVaughan, Hugh ReesWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtDunn, T. J.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
F&SMajCampbell, James CWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SLColLuse, William H        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtCampbell, W. O.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
UnkPvtWagner, R. A.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person

 

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