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    ✩18th North Carolina Infantry✩
    Company A "The German Volunteers"



    ✩"Esse quam videri"✩

    (lat.: Be more than it seems)




    ✩ Introduction ✩


    Welcome to our Forum page. We are like our historical model a German unit and are specialized in fighting as skirmishers and sharpshooters to defend our homeland against invaders from the north. We place great value on historical accuracy without losing the gaming fun. The commands are given in german and transformed into historical formations. Also one detailed basic training will be part of our unit, and the choice of an historical name for our members. Below us are M & B / NaS players, hobby historians and WoR fans of the first hour, all united in their support for the South. So if you want to be part of a friendly community and comradeship is important for you, then join today the "German volunteers".



    ✩ History ✩



    The 18th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 8thVolunteers, was organized at Camp Wyatt, near Carolina Beach, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its members were from Wilmington and the counties of Robeson, New Hanover, Bladen, Columbus, and Richmond. It moved to South Carolina, returned to North Carolina, then in the spring of 1862 proceeded to Virginia. The 18th served in General Branch's and Lane's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. After fighting at Hanover Court House, it participated in various conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the trenches of Petersburg south of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox. This unit was organized with 1,100 men, lost fifty-seven percent of the 396 engaged during the Seven Days' Battles, and reported 14 casualties at Cedar Mountain and 12 at Second Manassas. There were 13 killed and 77 wounded at Fredericksburg and 30 killed and 96 wounded at Chancellorsville. Of the 346 in action at Gettysburg, about twenty-five percent were disabled. It surrendered 11 officers and 73 men at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, including Major Thomas J. Wooten and captains Benjamin F. Rinaldi and John J. Poisson.
    The field officers were Colonels John D. Barry, Robert H. Cowan, Thomas J. Purdie, and James D. Radcliffe; Lieutenant Colonels Forney George, John W. McGill, and Oliver P. Meares; and Majors George Tait and Thomas J. Wooten.

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    As Jackson and his staff were returning to camp on May 2, they were mistaken for a Union cavalry force by the 18th North Carolina Infantry regiment who shouted, "Halt, who goes there?", but fired before evaluating the reply. Frantic shouts by Jackson's staff identifying the party were replied to by Major John D. Barry (Company I) with the retort, "It's a damned Yankee trick! Fire!" A second volley was fired in response; in all, Jackson was hit by three bullets, two in the left arm and one in the right hand. Several other men in his staff were killed, in addition to many horses. Darkness and confusion prevented Jackson from getting immediate care.





    The company consisted of German immigrants who had settled in New Hanover County. Many volunteered
    for military service when war broke out and formed the A Company of the 8th North Carolina Volunteer Regiment.
    After the reorganization in mid 1862, the regiment was reinforced and renamed. The German volunteers were again
    the A Company. Known members were, Corporal August Charles Bachman, a thirty-one year old candymaker born
    in Bavaria , and Private John Bonsold, a baker from Württemberg.
    Original roster of Company A!





    Army of Northern Virginia
    Jackson's Left Wing
    A. P. Hill's Light Division
    Branch's Brigade
    18th North Carolina Infantry




    ✩ Company organisation ✩



    Officers

    1#Captain.png
    Captain


    2# 1st Lieutenant.png
    First
    Lieutenant


    3# Second Lieutenant.png
    Second
    Lieutenant


    Non-Commissioned-Officers


    4#First Sergeant.png
    First
    Sergeant


    5#Sergeant.png
    Sergeant


    6#Corporal.png
    Corporal


    Enlisted

    7#Senior Service 1st Class.png
    Private
    (Senior Service 1st Class)
    (provisional emblem)


    8#Senior Service 2nd Class.png
    Private
    (Senior Service 2nd Class)
    (provisional emblem)


    9#Senior Service 3rd Class.png
    Private
    (Senior Service 3rd Class)
    (provisional emblem)


    10#Private - optional 2.png
    Private
    (provisional emblem)


    Volunteer





    ✩ Enlistment ✩


    Are you German, speak the language or want to learn it?
    If you want to be a part of one of the few historical German units of the Confederate States of America and are ready to give the Yankees fire, then sign up today for the "German Volunteers".
    Original roster of Company A!



    1. You have to choose a historical name
    2. You must have Team-speak 3
    3. You must respect all Soldiers, NCOs and Officers
    4. You need to have a good behavior






    Code:
    Steam Link:
    Ingame historical name (preferably german):
    Age:
    Timezone (if required):
    Do you have Teamspeak?:
    Previous Regiment Experience in other games:
    Did you read the rules and accept them?:










    Last edited by Angel; 09-13-2017 at 07:21 PM.

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    Good luck, fellow Germans. I dread the day we meet in battle
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    Good luck from the 66th NY!

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    Welcome to the Confederacy!

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    Glad to see a company of the Light Division pop up.

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    Good luck friends but the nickname could couse some misunderstanding http://www.warofrightsforum.com/show...-%26%239830%3B

    Grüße aus Freiburg!
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    Better watch your fire around your generals.

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    The Uniform on the left makes me hot

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    Good luck boys! Don't shoot any Stonewalls...
    To the Colors!

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