Battle Unit Details

UNION WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS

18th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in March 15, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 30; thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 31-April 5. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. (Non-Veterans attached to 93rd Illinois Infantry November-December, 1864. Veterans attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Dept. of the Cumberland, December, 1864, to February, 1865. District of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865.)

Service:
Battle of Shiloh , Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till July 18. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., July 18, and duty there till August 16. Return to Corinth, Miss., August 16. March to Iuka, Miss., September 7-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River July 5-12. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., January 3; thence to Memphis, Tenn., January 10, and to Young's Point, La., January 17. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 8, and duty there till April 20. Movement on Brulnsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 20-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Jackson May 14. Battle of Champion┬┐s Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Guard and patrol duty at Vicksburg till September. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 11; thence to Memphis and Corinth and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 6-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till December 21, and at Huntsville, Ala., till May 1, 1864. At Whitesburg, Ala., till June 19. Moved to Stevenson, Ala., June 19-25; thence to Allatoona, Ga., July 1-6, and garrison duty there till August 22. March to Chattanooga, Tenn. (7 Cos.), August 22-25. (Cos. "E," "F" and "I" remained on duty at Allatoona.) March into East Tennessee in pursuit of Wheeler August 25-30. Moved to Cowan, Tenn., and guard Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till September 19. Moved to Allatoona, Ga., September 19-22, and garrison duty there till November. Repulse of French's attack on Allatoona October 5. Veterans on furlough November-December. Non-Veterans attached to 93rd Illinois Infantry November, 1864, to April, 1865, participating in march to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Veterans ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 28, 1864. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence to Beaufort, N. C., January 5-February 2, 1865, and to New Berne, N. C., February 8. Duty at New Berne till March 28. Moved to Goldsboro, N. C., and rejoin command. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and mustered out July 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 167 Enlisted men by disease. Total 225.

Soldiers:
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