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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.


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 -


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