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

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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.  
 
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The Eighth Regiment was recruited in:
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Company A - many men from Bethlehem, Northampton County
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Company B - many men from Easton, Northampton County
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Company C - many men from Easton, Northampton County
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Company D - many men from Easton, Northampton County
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Company E - many men from Harrisburg, Dauphin County
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Company F - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County
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Company G - many men from Reading, Berks County
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Company H - many men from Easton, Northampton County
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Company I - many men from Allentown, Lehigh County
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Company K - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County
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The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>
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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 23, 1861. It mustered out July 29, 1861.[1]

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.



The Eighth Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Bethlehem, Northampton County

Company B - many men from Easton, Northampton County

Company C - many men from Easton, Northampton County

Company D - many men from Easton, Northampton County

Company E - many men from Harrisburg, Dauphin County

Company F - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County

Company G - many men from Reading, Berks County

Company H - many men from Easton, Northampton County

Company I - many men from Allentown, Lehigh County

Company K - many men from Lancaster, Lancaster County

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




Other Sources

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.

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