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Re: SGT-2/Lt Archer E. Walters Co A 18th VA INF Re

I could not find a list of engagements other than the write up quoted below, taken from the NPS Soldiers and Sailors System.

He has a lengthy set of cards in his service record file which may be obtained through the service noted above. Within, are a couple of handwritten documents, too faint to read on-line, one of which discusses his role in Picketts charge on the Federal entrenchments about Petersburg, July 16, 1864.

These two books should provide you with a greater history of the regiment.

George Martin

"18th Virginia," by Dr. James I. Robertson, 1984, 88 pages, roster, H. E. Howard.

18th Virginia, "Historical Sketch of the Nottoway Grays. History of Company G, 18th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, Garnett's Brigade, Pickett's Division," by Richard W. Irby. This regiment sustained SEVENTY PERCENT casualties at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. 1989 reprint, roster, 48 pages,

18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in May, 1861. Its members were recruited at Danville and Farmville, and in the counties of Nottoway, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Appomattox, Pittsylvania, and Charlotte. The unit fought at First Manassas under General Cocke, then was assigned to General Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it served in North Carolina, returned to Virginia, and took an active part in the battles of Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. The 18th endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches north of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. It lost 6 killed and 13 wounded at First Manassas and in April, 1862, had 700 men fit for duty. The unit reported 206 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, and of the 120 engaged in the Maryland Campaign, thirty-six percent of the 312 in action were killed, wounded, or missing. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek and only 2 officers and 32 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Henry A. Carrington and Robert E. Withers, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Cabell, and Major Edwin G. Wall.

Archer/Archie E. Walters, enlisted as a Private in Company A, 18th Virginia, in Camp at Laurel Church/Hill Virginia, May 17, 1862, subsequently promoted to 4th Corporal, later 2nd and 1st Corporal, elected 2nd Sergeant April 30, 1863, received a gun shot wound at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, admitted to CSA Hospital, Danville, Va on July 22, 1863, subsequently furloughed for 30 days and returned to duty November 4, 1863, recorded absent with leave on December 31,1863 muster, promoted 2nd Lieutenant for "Valor and Skill," January 3, 1865, recommended by Colonel H. A. Carrington, appointment accepted February 27, 1865, POW at Fair Ground Post Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia, May 25, 1865, captured in hospital April 3, 1865, received severe minie ball wound, right lung, admitted General Hospital, Petersburg, Va April 8, 1865

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