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Muster In: Organized at Concord September 13, 1864.1:

  • First six Companies recruited under call of July 19, 1864.
  • Four Companies under call of December 21. 1864.
  • Companies “G,” “H” and “I” join Regiment in February, March and April, 1865.
  • Company “K” was on duty at Galloupe’s Island, Boston Harbor, entire term, and mustered out May 6, 1865.

Muster Out: Six original companies muster out June 10, 1865. Balance of Regiment muster out July 29, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Clough
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.7

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (October 13, 1864)

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (September 30, 1864)8
  • Note: Six companies of the 18th New Hampshire were ordered to City Point, Va., in late September, 1864 (but when did they specifically arrive?).  They were attached to Benham’s Engineer Brigade to December, 1864.9

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Clough (October 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 18th New Hampshire consisted of six companies at City Point.12

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Clough (December 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 18th New Hampshire had six companies at City Point.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Clough (January 31 & February 28, 1865)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 18th New Hampshire had six (6) companies at City Point on January 31, 1865 and seven (7) companies at City Point on February 28, 1865).20,21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (March 1-28(?), 1865)

Third Brigade | First Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (March 28(?) on, 1865)22,23

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Clough (March 31, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 18th New Hampshire moved to the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Fort Stedman, which occurred on March 25, 1865, because it was not listed in the casualty returns.25

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • Six Companies ordered to City Point, Va., September, 1864.
  • Duty in Fortifications at City Point, Va., until December 10, 1864.
  • At front near Petersburg December 10-13.
  • Reported to Gen. Ferrero, and duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred December 18-30.
  • Duty at City Point until March 19, 1865.
  • Reported to Gen. Parke, Commanding 9th Army Corps, before Petersburg, March 19.
  • Repulse of attack on Fort Stedman March 25.
  • Duty at Fort Stedman until April 2.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Occupation of Petersburg April 3.

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. Joseph M. Clough image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Vol. 128, Page 6582.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    8. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 18th New Hampshire Entry, Page 102; 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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 573: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 589: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 573: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 70: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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