Battle Flag of the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Captured by the 77th New York on May 3, 1863, during the Chancellorsville Campaign. When organized it had 1,100 men. At First Manassas there were 800 men. March 1865, there were 100 men and five officers present for duty. The regiment had then been engaged in sixteen battles. In the spring of 1864, when the two years enlistment expired, the regiment and the whole brigade unanimously re-enlisted for "forty years or the war."