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Brief History

The 8th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry was organized at Manchester and mustered in on December 23,1861. The designation of the Regiment was changed to 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Cavalry, December 1863.

For more information about the 8th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry and its history, see:

  • John M. Stanyan, A history of the Eighth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers, including its service as infantry, Second N. H. Cavalry, and Veteran Battalion in the Civil War of 1861-1865, covering a period of three years, ten months, and nineteen days, Concord, New Hampshire, I.C. Evans, 1892. Online at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6083275 - 7 fiche.

Company Rosters

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2407 men on its roster for this unit. [1].

  • New Hampshire. Adjutant General's Office, Complete roster of the Eighth Regiment, New Hampshire volunteers,Available online atInternet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). List of all men that enlisted in this regiment.; Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2cr, or FHL US/CAN Film 1698296 Item 6.
Company A - many men from Hillsborough County - AGR page 666.
Company B - many men from Hillsborough County and Rockingham County  - AGR page 670.
Company C - many men from Hillsborough CountyAGR page 674.
Company D - many men from Rockingham County, Hillsborough County and Belknap County - AGR page 677.
Company E - many men from Hillsborough County - AGR page 681.
Company F - many men from Belknap County, Rockingham County and Hillsborough County - AGR page 684.
Company G - many men from Strafford County, Belknap County, Rockingham County and Hillsborough County - AGR page 688. 
Company H - many men from Grafton County, Merrimack County and Rockingham County - AGR page 692.
Company I - many men from Stafford County and Carroll County - AGR page 696 .
Company K - many men from Hillsborough County - AGR page 699.
Unassigned Recruits - AGR page 703.

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 ‘Connecticut 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.
  • Connecticut in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Connecticut, 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.
  • Footnote.com, (accessed 1 Apr 2011). (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
  • Augustus D. Ayling, Adjutant General. Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. (Concord, New Hampshire : Ira C. Evans, 1895. Available at  Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 20110. Also found at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M23nh, or FHL US/CAN Film 1697872, Item 1-2. Book that contains a good summary of each New Hampshire regiment. Also contains alphabetical that list the birth place, age at enlistment, place of residence at the time of enlistment.
  • New Hampshire. Adjutant General's Office.Civil War Oaths, 1861-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975), Available on microfilm at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 983230. and Complete roster of the Eighth Regiment, New Hampshire volunteers. ([S.l. : s.n., 189-]), FHL book 974.2 M2cr
  • Otis F.R. Waite, New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion. (Claremont, New Hampshire: Tracy, Chase and Co., c1991. See page 365. Available online with Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also found at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2w. This book shows a list of the field, staff and company officers, and the official record of each.

 

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