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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 Reserve Infantry (37th 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 Reserve Infantry (37th Volunteers)''
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
This regiment was organized at Pittsburg July, 1861. It mustered out May 24, 1864. <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 Pittsburg July, 1861. It mustered out May 24, 1864. <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/unpainf1.htm#8thres 8th Regiment Reserves Infantry], (accessed 13 September 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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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Field and Staff Officers - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/8thres/8thresofficers.html Roster]<br>  
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Company A - Men recruited in Cumberland County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscoa.html Roster]
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Company B - Men recruited in Perry County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscob.html Roster]
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Company C -&nbsp; Men recruited in Lebanon County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscoc.html Roster]
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Company D - Men recruited in Clinton County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscod.html Roster]
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Company E - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscoe.html Roster]
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Company F - Men recruited in Luzerne County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscof.html Roster]
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Company G - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscog.html Roster]
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Company H - Men recruited in Cumberland County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscoh.html Roster]
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Company I - Men recruited in Berks County and Lebanon County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscoi.html Roster]
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Company K - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7threscok.html Roster]
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Unassigned Men&nbsp; - See [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/7thres/7thresunassigned.html Roster]
  
 
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=== Other Sources  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,791 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UPA0008RIR Roster].
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=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Other Sources  ===
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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 ‘Pennsylvania 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>
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*[[Pennsylvania in the Civil War|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. <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>
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/8thres/8thresorg.html PaRoots] gives a history of this regiment, its battles, organization and service. It gives rosters of soldiers and additional[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/reserves/8thres/8thresbiblio.html references]. <br>
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*Strathern, John H., and Marlene C. Bumbera. ''The Civil War Letters of Cpl. John H. Strathern, Eighth Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps''. (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1994). {{FHL|959615|item|disp=FHL book 921.73 St82b}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/civil-war-letters-of-cpl-john-h-strathern-eighth-pennsylvania-reserve-volunteer-corps/oclc/34079976&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.] <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>
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*[http://ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/reserves/8th_rgt_reserve_inf_37thvolunteers.html Ranger 95] has a history of this regiment, and has rosters for each company.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Pittsburg July, 1861. It mustered out May 24, 1864. [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 - See Roster

Company A - Men recruited in Cumberland County - See Roster

Company B - Men recruited in Perry County - See Roster

Company C -  Men recruited in Lebanon County - See Roster

Company D - Men recruited in Clinton County - See Roster

Company E - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company F - Men recruited in Luzerne County - See Roster

Company G - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Company H - Men recruited in Cumberland County - See Roster

Company I - Men recruited in Berks County and Lebanon County - See Roster

Company K - Men recruited in Philadelphia County - See Roster

Unassigned Men  - See Roster


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,791 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

  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 a history of this regiment, its battles, organization and service. It gives rosters of soldiers and additionalreferences.
  • Strathern, John H., and Marlene C. Bumbera. The Civil War Letters of Cpl. John H. Strathern, Eighth Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1994). FHL book 921.73 St82b. Other Libraries.
  • Ranger 95 has a history of this regiment, and has rosters for each company.

References

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

 

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