8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861) was&nbsp;organized at Springfield, Illinois, and mustered in for three months' service April 25, 1861.&nbsp; It was mustered out July 25, 1861.&nbsp; The regiment was reorganized for three years service, see [[8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]].<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 January 2011.</ref>  
 
The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861) was&nbsp;organized at Springfield, Illinois, and mustered in for three months' service April 25, 1861.&nbsp; It was mustered out July 25, 1861.&nbsp; The regiment was reorganized for three years service, see [[8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]].<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 January 2011.</ref>  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Illinois_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment_%283_Months%29 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Months)], (accessed 13 June 2012).<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilinf1.htm#8th-3 8th Regiment Infantry (3 months)], (accessed 14 June 2012).<br>
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant01illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
 
The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant01illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
  
Company A - many men from [[Macon_County,_Illinois|Macon County]] -&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
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Company A - many men from [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon County]] -&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
  
Company B - many men from&nbsp;[[Macon_County,_Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
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Company B - many men from&nbsp;[[Macon County, Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
  
Company C - many men from&nbsp;[[Coles_County,_Illinois|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -  
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Company C - many men from&nbsp;[[Coles County, Illinois|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -  
  
Company D - many men from [[Richland_County,_Illinois|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland County] web site -  
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Company D - many men from [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland County] web site -  
  
Company E - many men from [[Peoria_County,_Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
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Company E - many men from [[Peoria County, Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
  
Company F - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site -  
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Company F - many men from [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site -  
  
Company G - many men from [[Pike_County,_Illinois|Pike County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pike.html Pike County] web site -  
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Company G - many men from [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pike.html Pike County] web site -  
  
Company H - many men from [[Fayette_County,_Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -  
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Company H - many men from [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -  
  
Company I - many men from&nbsp;[[Lawrence_County,_Illinois|Lawrence County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lawrence.html Peoria County] web site -  
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Company I - many men from&nbsp;[[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/lawrence.html Peoria County] web site -  
  
Company K - many men from [[McLean_County,_Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -
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Company K - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 861 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIL0008RI02 Roster].
  
 
=== <br>Other Sources<br>  ===
 
=== <br>Other Sources<br>  ===
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WEB SITES  
 
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*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=77 Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War ]can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011) <br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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 ‘Illinois in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
 
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
 
*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
  
*[[Indiana in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[Illinois in the Civil War|Illinois in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>

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Brief History

The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861) was organized at Springfield, Illinois, and mustered in for three months' service April 25, 1861.  It was mustered out July 25, 1861.  The regiment was reorganized for three years service, see 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry.[1]

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



Companies in this Regiment with County 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.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Company A - many men from Macon County -  Macon County web site -

Company B - many men from Macon County - Macon County web site -

Company C - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company D - many men from Richland County - Richland County web site -

Company E - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -

Company F - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site -

Company G - many men from Pike County - Pike County web site -

Company H - many men from Fayette County - Fayette County web site -

Company I - many men from Lawrence County - Peoria County web site -

Company K - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site -

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 861 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.


Other Sources

WEB SITES

  • 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 ‘Illinois 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.
  • Illinois in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Illinois, 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.
  • 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.
  • 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Three Month and Three Year Service, has rosters and histories for both the three month regiment and the three year service regiment.

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References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 January 2011.