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

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This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 23, 1861. It mustered out July 29, 1861.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
 
This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 23, 1861. It mustered out July 29, 1861.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  
  
 
*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpainf1.htm#8th-3 8th Regiment Infantry (3 months),] (accessed 13 September 2012).<br>
 
*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unpainf1.htm#8th-3 8th Regiment Infantry (3 months),] (accessed 13 September 2012).<br>

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 23, 1861. It mustered out July 29, 1861.[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 and Staff Officers - SeeRoster
Company A - Men recruited in  Shamokin, Northumberland County - See Roster

Company B - Men recruited in  Moscow, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company C - Men recruited in  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company D - Men recruited in  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company E - Men recruited in Scranton, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company F - Men recruited in  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company G - Men recruited in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - See Roster

Company H - Men recruited in  Scranton, Luzerne County - SeeRoster

Company I - Men Recruited in  Brookville, Jefferson County - See Roster

Company K - Men recruited in  Brookville, Jefferson County - SeeRoster


The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Internet Archives[2]


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.
  • PaRoots gives the history of this regiment, including battles. It shows the organization and lists rosters.
  • Ranger 95 shows a monument and gives a history of this regiment. Lists Rosters for soldiers.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com