Eighteenth Massachusetts Infantry A website dedicated to the men of a largely forgotten regiment which fought in the American Civil War with honor, courage, and devotion to their country as members of the

First Brigade, First Division of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac


We are in the process of updating the Web site and will be making additional changes and updating information in the weeks to come.

In the meantime we invite you to check Roster information, the Roll of Honor, and "Why," which explains the reasons behind this Web site's existance. For something really neat, check out Buried in Andersonville under the Roll of Honor Section.

Please check out our Blog: "Touch the Elbow"

Touch the Elbow is a general Civil War blog, but features numerous posts devoted exclusively to the 18th Massachusetts.

We also started a forum page, just waiting for you to start posting. Keep coming back, there is so much more to come.

We welcome all queries, but particularly those from descendants of the Regiment's veterans. If you have a question or information on the 18th Massachusetts Infantry, please email us at mass18th@gmail.com.

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