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18th Maine Infantry      
Company Unknown
Loren (Loring) O. Ward - Unknown   
Son of Josiah Ward Company I 9th Maine Infantry.
Brother of Joseph O. Ward Company B 1st Heavy artillary

Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 August 1862.
Transferred Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862
Transfered in Company H, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862.
Discharged Company H, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 06 June 1865
Contact Name:  K. Ward
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Date Added:  3/18/2006
Company F
George E Dodge - Corporal   
Enlisted as a Corporal on 21 August 1862 at the age of 24.
Transferred into Company F, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/3/2010
Company F
Ransom Clark Dodge - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862 at the age of 24.
Transferred into Company F, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/3/2010
Company H
Curtis Leighton - Private   


Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862 at the age of 24
Enlisted in Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 August 1862.
Transferred Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862
Transfered in Company H, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862.
Discharged Company H, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 06 June 1865 Thirteenth Infantry.--
Applied for pension for Civil War service, citing chronic diarrhea, piles and a rupture.
Of all Regiments in the army this Regiment sustained greatest loss in battle. 23 Officers and 400 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 260 died of disease, 21 in Confederate prisons. Total 683.Battles Fought
Curtis was a farmer, living in Steuben, Maine as of the 1880 Census. He died about 1895 in Steuben, ME.
Contact Name:  William Freeman
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Date Added:  2/10/2007
Company I
Ira SCOTT - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862 at the age of 26.
Enlisted in Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 Aug 1862.
Transferred out of Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 19 Dec 1862.
Transferred into Company J, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 Dec 1862.
Died from wounds Company J, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 Jun 1864.
He was listed as wounded 6/18/1864 Petersburg, VA

Ira Scott, in hospital 3rd Div. 2AC near Petersburg, VA.,  died June 19 of wounds.  Date of discharge June 24, 1864.  (According to another report he died at Division Hospital of wounds received in action on June 24, 1864, 4 days after receiving wound in action on June 18, 1864).

Muster In: August 21, 1862 (18th Maine Regiment)
Reorganized December, 1862 as First Maine Heavy Artillery
Muster Out: September 11, 1865
Length of Service: Three Years - Army of the Potomac

Engagements
Defense of Washington - Sept. 1862 to May 1864
Spotsylvania May 19, 1864 155 killed
Fredericksburg Pike, VA - May 19, 1864
Milford Station - May 20, 1864
Milford Station May 21, 1864
North Anna May 23-26, 1864
Totopotomy, VA - May 26, 1864
Totopotomoy May 28-31, 1864
Cold Harbor June 2-13, 1864
Cold Harbor, VA - May 31, 1864
Petersburg June 16-18, 1864 242 killed
Contact Name:  Cheri Rodgers Amarna
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Date Added:  1/2/2012
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