United States Regiments & Batteries > New Hampshire > 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

The 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 36 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 13 The regiment was organized at Concord. The first six Companies were recruited under the call of July 19, 1864. Charles H. Bell was appointed colonel, but declined.
September The six Companies were ordered to City Point, Virginia for duty in Fortifications at City Point, Virginia. They were attached to Benham’s Engineer Brigade
October 13 Joseph M. Clough, a former captain in the 4th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, was appointed lieutenant colonel. William I. Brown, Adjutant of the 9th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, was appointed major.
October 28 Captain Thomas Leonard Livermore of the 1st New Hampshire Infantry Regiment transferred to the 18th New Hampshire and was promoted to major.
December 10-13 At front near Petersburg
December 18 Reported to Gen. Ferrero, and duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred attached to Clough’s Provisional Brigade, Ferrero’s Division
December 21 Four additional companies were organized at Concord. Company K was assigned to duty at Galloupe’s Island, Boston Harbor, for the entire term of its enlistment.
December 30 Duty at City Point
January 17 Major Thomas Livermore was appointed colonel, but the regiment did not have the ten companies required to support that rank so the appointment was voided
February Company G joined the regiment.
March Company H joined the regiment.
March 19 Reported to Gen. Parke, Commanding 9th Army Corps, before Petersburg and attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac,
March 25

Fort Stedman

Repulse of attack on Fort Stedman

March 25-April 2 Duty at Fort Stedman
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April Company I joined the regiment. Major Thomas Livermore was once again appointed colonel. The addition of the three new companies gave the regiment enough men that the promotion was approved.
April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3 Occupation of Petersburg
April 4 Moved to South Side Railroad and duty at Ford’s Station
April 20-26 Moved to Washington, D.C.
April 26 Camp at Alexandria and Provost duty at Georgetown.
May 6 Company K was mustered out on at Galloupe’s Island, Boston Harbor
May Guard duty in Washington during trial of President Lincoln’s assassins.
June 10 The six original companies of the 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment mustered out
June 23 Colonel Thomas Livermore mustered out.
July 29 Companies G, H & I muster out