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This regiment was organized at Pittsburg July, 1861. It mustered out May 24, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 8th Regiment Reserves Infantry, (accessed 13 September 2012).
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
- 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.
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