The Civil War in the East

18th New York Infantry Regiment

The 18th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 34 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 32 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



May 13

Organized at Albany, N.Y., and accepted for state service under Colonel William A. Jackson, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Young and Major George R. Myers

May 17

Mustered in for two years Federal service

June 19

Left State for Washington, D. C.; Attached to Davies' Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia

July 14

Reconnaissance on Fairfax Road

July 16-21

Advance on Manassas, Va.

July 17

Fairfax Court House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 1 officer and 2 enlisted men wounded

July 18

Blackburn's Ford

The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men wounded

July 21

Battle of Bull Run


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.; attached to Franklin's Brigade, Division of the Potomac

October 3

Skirmish at Springfield Station


Attached to Newton's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac

November 11

Colonel Jackson dies in Washington. Lieutenant Colonel Young promoted to colonel, Major Myers to lieutenant colonel and Captain John Meginnis of Company D to major.



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 10-15

Advance on Manassas, Va.

April 4-12

McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va.

April 22

Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula

April 24-May 4

Siege of Yorktown (on transports); attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps

May 7-8

West Point

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 27

Gaines Mill

The regiment lost 3 officers and 18 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 58 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 42 enlisted men missing or captured

June 30

White Oak Swamp and Glendale

July 1

Malvern Hill


At Harrison's Landing

August 16-28

Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville

August 14

Colonel Young resigns. Lieutenant Colonel Myers promoted to colonel, Major Meginnis to lieutenant colonel

August 29-31

In works at Centreville

September 1

Cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

September 8

Captain John Hastings of Company B mustered out to become lieutenant colonel of the 113th New York Infantry

September 14

Crampton's Pass, South Mountain

The regiment lost 1 officer and 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 35 enlisted men wounded, and 2 enlisted men missing or captured

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve, but lost 4 enlisted men wounded.

September -

Duty in Maryland

October 30 -
November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded


January 20-24

"Mud March"

February - April

At Falmouth

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Franklin's Crossing

May 3

Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 1 officer wounded and 33 enlisted men missing or captured

May 3-4

Salem Heights

May 4

Banks' Ford

May 11

Three years men transferred to 121st Regiment New York Infantry

May 16

Moved to New York

May 28

Mustered out, expiration of term, under Colonel Myers, Lieutenant Colonel McGinnis

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