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Muster In: Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 16, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 28, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Commander 1
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 21-31, 1864)9,10

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength: 350 officers and men PFD (July 21, 1864)11
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 18th Indiana returned from a furlough via Indianapolis, Indiana, arriving at Bermuda Hundred on July 21, 1864.  The unit appears to have been stationed briefly at Bermuda Hundred and Deep Bottom with the Army of the James from July 21 to July 31, leaving for Washington on that day.12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Veteran furlough and duty in Indiana June 4 to July 16.
  • Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 16 [sic, 21] [Dyer is incorrect.  The 18th Indiana reached Bermuda Hundred on July 21, 1864 per the Official Records.]22
  • Ordered to Deep Bottom July 27 and stayed until July 31.23
  • thence to Washington, D.C., August 5.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 18th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 18th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 18th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 18th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), pp. 378, 712-713
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 378
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), pp. 378, 712-713
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 18th Indiana Entry, Page 38; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 378
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), pp. 545, 712-713

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