F. C. Stevens enlisted as a Private in Company C, 18th Alabama Infantry February 1, 1863 at Cedar Grove, Alabama, recorded June 30,1864 as a Nurse at Gilmer Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, listed as Unfit for service August 22, 1864, his company was surrendered at Cittonelle, Alabama May 4, 1865, paroled May 12, at Meridian, Mississippi, resident of Cedar Grove, Jefferson County, Alabama, his file contains correspondence between the War Department and the Oaklahoma State Board of Pension Commissioners dated July 14, 1915
Private J. T. Stevens, Company C, 18th Alabama service record cards are filed under the name J. T. Stephens
J. T. Stephens enlisted as a Private in Company C, 18th Alabama Infantry July 24, 1861 at Cedar Grove, Alabama, received clothing 2nd Quarter 1864, no further records
THE EIGHTEENTH ALABAMA INFANTRY.
The Eighteenth Alabama regiment was organized at Auburn,
Its first duty was at Mobile. At the battle of Shiloh it engaged
in the severe fighting which resulted in the capture of Prentiss'
division, and was ordered by General Wheeler to carry the
prisoners to Corinth.
It returned to Mobile, where it remained till 1863. It was
prominent in the battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th,
losing nearly two-thirds of its number, killed and wounded;
participated in all the subsequent battles of the army of
Tennessee and was distinguished in the Dalton and Atlanta
campaign; engaged in the battles in front of Dalton, May 7th to
12th; Resaca, May 14th and 15th; Cassville, May 18th; New Hope
Church, May 25th, and Pickett's Mill, May 27th.
The regiment was also in battle at Peachtree Creek, July 20th;
Atlanta, July 22nd; Jonesboro, August 31st and September 1st;
Lovejoy's Station, September 2nd to 6th; Franklin, Tenn.,November
30th, and Nashville, December 15th and 16th.
The Eighteenth was then ordered to Mobile and participated in the
defense of Spanish Fort March 26 to April 8, 1865.
Among the officers killed were: Lieut.-Col. Richard F. Inge,
Captains Justice, Stringer, Hammond, and Mickle, and Lieutenants
Fielder, McAdory and Kidd, all of whom met death at Chickamauga.
Its commanding officers were: Colonel Inge, whose name heads the
roll of honor of the killed and wounded at Chickamauga; Col. Edwin
C. Bullock, one of the leading citizens of Alabama, died in
November, 1861; Col. Eli S. Shorter, distinguished at Shiloh; Col.
James T. Holtsclaw, who was wounded at Shiloh and afterward became
distinguished as a brigadier-general, and Col. James Strawbridge,
who was temporarily assigned; Lieut.-Col. Peter F. Hunley, and
Majs. Sheppard Ruffin, William M. Moxley; also Bryan M. Thomas,
who was temporarily assigned and was afterward a prominent
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 113