8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Volunteers)

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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Pennsylvania Military Records|Pennsylvania Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pennsylvania in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Volunteers)''
 
''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Pennsylvania Military Records|Pennsylvania Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pennsylvania in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Volunteers)''
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
This regiment was organized at Philadelphia August to October, 1861. It mustered out by consolidation with 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry July 24, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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This regiment was organized at Philadelphia August to October, 1861. It mustered out by consolidation with 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry July 24, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpacav1.htm#8th 8th Regiment Cavalry (89th Volunteers)], (accessed 12 September 2012).<br>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===

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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Philadelphia August to October, 1861. It mustered out by consolidation with 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry July 24, 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.


Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Men recruited in Chester County - See Roster

Company B - Men recruited in Lycoming County - See Roster

Company C - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company D - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company E - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - SeeRoster

Company G - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company I - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company K - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company L - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company M- Men recruited in Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County - See Roster

unassigned men - SeeRoster

  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 ‘Pennsylvania 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.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, 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.
  • Carpenter, James Edward. "A List of the Battles, Engagements, Actions and Important Skirmishes in Which the Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry Participated During the War of 1861-1865". (Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott's printing House, 1886). FHL Fiche 6083937. Other libraries
  • PaRoots. Gives history and organization of the 8th Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry. Also lists additional references.Shows rosters for each company.
  • "Ceremonies at Dedication of Monument of the Eighth Penna. Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg, September 1, 1890 With Historical Sketch of the Regiment". (S.l: s.n, 1890). FHL Fiche 6083936. Other Libraries.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).