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18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry

Organized at Hillsdale, Mich., and mustered in August 26, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 4. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1863. Garrison at Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Unattached, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Roussau's 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

Duty at Lexington, Ky., October, 1862, to February, 1863, March to Danville, Ky., February 21-22. Retreat to the Kentucky River February 24-27. Duty at Lexington, Ky., till March 21. Operations against Pegram's forces March 22-April 1. Action at Danville, Ky., March 24. Heckman's Bridge March 24-27. Moved to Stanford, Ky., April 2, thence to Lebanon, Ky., and to Nashville, Tenn., April 7-14. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till June 11, 1864. Moved to Decatur, Ala., June 11-12, and duty there till September 1. Operations in District of North Alabama June 24-August 20. Action at Curtiss Wells June 24. Pond Springs June 28. Expedition from Decatur to Moulton July 25. Courtland, Ala., July 25 and 27. Expedition to relief of Athens September 1-8. Athens September 2. Pursuit of Wheeler to Shoal Creek September 8-11. Action with Wheeler near Athens September 23-24 (Detachment captured). At Decatur till November 25. Defence of Decatur against Hood's attack October 26-29. March to Stevenson November 25-December 2, and duty there till December 19. Garrison duty at Decatur and along line of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 11, 1865. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 11, and post duty there till June 20. Scout from Huntsville to New Market, etc., April 5-7. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and there mustered out June 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 293 Enlisted men by disease. Total 311.
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