The Civil War in the East

18th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

The 18th Connecticut Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 80 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by a monument in the National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.




Organized at Norwich

August 22

Left State for Baltimore, Md.


Duty at Forts McHenry and Marshall, Defenses of Baltimore attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Dept.



Attached to 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Corps


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps

May 22

Moved to Winchester, Va., and Joined Milroy's Command


Assigned to Scammon's Division, Dept. West Virginia

June 13-15

Battle of Winchester

June 15

Most of the regiment was captured

July 2

Regiment was paroled

September 30

Non-captured part of regiment on Provost duty at Hagerstown, Md.,

October 1

Regiment exchanged. Moved to Martinsburg, Va., to join those not captured.


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Department of West Virginia



At Martinsburg

March 7-28

At Bolivar Heights

March 16-18

Reconnaissance toward Snicker's Gap

March 28-April 9

On furlough

April 29-May 17

Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market. Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Department of West Virginia.

May 15

Battle of New Market

May 26-July 1

Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg

May 26-June 5

Advance on Staunton

June 5

Action at Piedmont, Mount Crawford

June 6

Occupation of Staunton

June 17-18


July 1-18

Moved to Camp Piatt, then to Parkersburg, Cumberland, Md., Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry and Snicker's Ford. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Deartment of West Virginia

July 18

Snicker's Ferry

July 24

Battle of Kernstown, near Winchester

July 25



At Charlestown, W. Va.

October 1-29

At Martinsburg

November 11

Moved to New Haven, Conn., and duty at Conscript Camp

November 11-13

Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia

November 23

To Halltown



Assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia


At Martinsburg

June 27

Mustered out at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

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