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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in December 13, 1861. The Non-Veterans mustered out January 25, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits consolidated with 7th Indiana Battery March 13, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
  • Eighth Battery - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 720-724

The Battery with their counties and their rosters are on the 8th Indiana Light Battery, on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 05 Feb 2011 2011)


Other Sources


  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Wilipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 8th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. H. C. Bradsby, History of Vigo County, Indiana , "War" Chapter 30, page 550(Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1969 )977.245 H2 FHL Collection Internet Archive; Web Site
  3. "The Great Civil War" in "Military History" Chapter 21 of Gilbert, Frank M., and Bettie Anne Cook. History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburg[H] County, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind. (21 1st Ave., Evansville 47710): Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1988.) 977.233 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries vol.1INTERNET ARCHIVE vol.2INTERNET;ACHIVE


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