18th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Ochiltree's)
18th Infantry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862. Many of its members were from the towns of Rusk, Jefferson, Sulphur Springs, and Jacksonville. It was assigned to O. Young's and Waul's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in Louisiana and Arkansas. The unit lost 10 killed, 40 wounded, and 4 missing at Bayou Bourbeau, took part in the operations against Banks' Red River Campaign, and was engaged at Jenkins’ Ferry. Later it moved to Hempstead, Texas, and in May, 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Colonels Thomas R. Bonner, David B. Culberson, William H. King, William B. Ochiltree, John R. Watson, and Joseph G.W. Wood; and Major Matthew A. Gaston.