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The 1878 History of Benton County, Iowa
pages 397-398
Eighteenth Infantry

The Eighteenth was mustered into the service August 5, 6, and 7, 1862, with 875 officers and men, and was almost immediately ordered into Missouri, to join Gen. Schofieldís command.

During the following Winter, it was stationed at Springfield, and bore a conspicuous part in the battle at that place January 7 and 8, 1863. The town was defended by a battalion of Missouri militia and the Eighteenth, against an army 4,000 strong. The regiment remained here for a long time, varied by a chase of the rebel Gen. Shelby into Arkansas, thence to Fort Smith.

In the Spring of 1864, the regiment was attached to Gen. Steeleís command, and marched to Camden.

April 13th, was in an engagement near Moscow, thirty miles from Camden.

April 17th, received seven successive and impetuous charges from superior numbers, and returned to Camden with a loss of seventy-seven men; returned to Fort Smith, and, until it was mustered out, noting particularly noteworthy occurred.

ROSTER OF COMPANY H, EIGHTEENTH INFANTRY

Barnes, Frank, age 21, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted July 21, 1862 wounded Jan 8, 1863, Springfield, MO, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Barnhart, George W., age 27, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Berry, William, age 21, resident of Marysville, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Boughton, Waterman T., age 18, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Brannan, George, age 25, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862, discharged for disability Jan. 30, 1863, Springfield, MO.

Cue, Benjamin F., age 21, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted July 21, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Enochs, Thomas P., age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 21, 1862, died Dec. 5, 1862 Springfield, MO, Buried National Cemetery, Springfield, MO Sec. 9, grave 26.

Fisher, Hezekiah, age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 21, 1862, wounded, discharged for wounds June 1, 1863, Springfield, MO, re-enlisted in Co. H, Eleventh Infantry as resident of Ft. Dodge, IA, Oct. 5, 1864, mustered out July 15, 1865, Louisville KY.

Geddes, John C., Corporal, age 18, resident of Vinton, native Canada, enlisted July 7, 1862 as Fifth Corporal, discharged for disability Dec. 29, 1862, Springfield, MO. See Co. C, 47th Infantry.

Harris, George, age 21, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, killed in action Jan. 8, 1863, Springfield MO, buried National Cemetery, Springfield, MO, Sec. 9, grave 21.

Harris, William Stephen, Corporal, age 23, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, promoted Second Corporal Jan 20, 1864, captured Apr 26, 1864, Camden, AR, mustered out May 23, 1865, Davenport, IA.

Hoyt, John, Corporal, age 29, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, promoted Eighth Corporal Aug. 22, 1863, Seventh Corporal Apr. 4, 1865, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Isbell, James H., age 18, resident of Vinton, native MI, enlisted July 7, 1862, wounded at Springfield, MO, Jan 8, 1863, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Jordan, Hugh E., Corporal, age 19, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, promoted Sixth Corporal July 22, 1863, Fifth Corporal Apr. 4, 1865, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Kirkpatrick, James A., First Lieutenant, age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, promoted Fifth Sergeant Aug. 4, 1864, Second Sergeant Sep. 15, 1863, First Sergeant Feb. 5, 1864, First Lieutenant Jan. 30, 1865, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Lash, Andrew, age 21, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Long, George W., age 19, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, discharged for disability, Mar. 25, 1863, St. Louis, MO.

Martin, Oscar W., age 19, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862, transferred Jan 22, 1864 to Veterans Reserve Corp, discharged for disability Jan 25, 1865.

McGuire, Dudley T., age 18, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, discharged for disability Feb. 14, 1863, Springfield, MO.

Morris, Allen D., age 19, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Morris, Elmyah T., age 18, resident of Benton Co., native OH, enlisted July 16, 1864, mustered out June 23, 1865, Fort Smith, AR.

Myers, Edward H., age 18, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted July 7, 1862, wounded, discharged at Springfield, MO, Apr. 13, 1863. See Co. D, Third Cavalry.

Oppelt, Alvirus A., Musician 24, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 19, 1862 as Drummer, discharged for disability Dec. 15, 1862.

Puzzell, Artemus L., Wagoner, age 24, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862 as Wagoner, missing in action Apr. 18, 1864, Poison Spring, AR, reduced to ranks at own request, Aug. 20, 1864, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Reed, John H., Sergeant, age 32, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862 as Fourth Sergeant, discharged for disability Jan. 29, 1863, St. Louis, MO

Rhodabeck, Jesse C., Captain, age 34, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted July 7, 1862 as Fifth Sergeant, promoted Sergeant Major Aug. 6, 1862, Second Lieutenant Dec. 18, 1862, First Lieutenant Jan. 22, 1863, Captured 6 June 1863, discharged Jan 28, 1865.

Sanders, John H., age 21, resident of Vinton, native IN, enlisted July 7, 1862, discharged for disability, St. Louis (no date).

Schoonover, George A., age 19, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Schoonover, Levi W., age 29, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted Dec. 16, 1863, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Shephard, Noah, age 19, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, died of disease Springfield, MO, Nov. 21, 1862, buried National Cemetery, Springfield, MO, Sec. 9, grave 25.

Smith, Jacob F., age 30, resident of Vinton, native OH, enlisted July 7, 1862, wounded 18 Apr. 1864, Poison Spring, AR, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Snyder, Jackson, age 29, resident of Vinton, native PA, enlisted July 7, 1862, died of disease, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 11, 1863, buried National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, (St. Louis) MO, Sec. 38, grave 54.

Storrs, Charles H., age 19, resident of Vinton, native NY, enlisted July 7, 1862, mustered out July 20, 1865, Little Rock, AR.

Van Metre, Joseph, Captain, age 22, resident of Vinton, native OH, appointed Capt. Jun. 4, 1862, wounded at Springfield, Jan. 8, 1863, died of wounds Jan. 14, 1863, Buried National Cemetery, Springfield MO, Sec. 9, grave 12.

Webb, Thomas Benton, age 21, resident of Vinton, native IL, enlisted July 17, 1862, died Jan. 31, 1863 Springfield, MO, buried National Cemetery, Springfield, MO, Sec. 9 grave 29.

Wood, William H., Second Lieutenant, age 21, resident of Vinton, native NY, appointed Second Lieutenant June 4, 1862, mustered Aug. 6, 1862, resigned for ill health Nov 23, 1863, MO. See Co. C, 9th Cavalry.


Transcribed, 2006, by Tierney Ratti.



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