8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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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.  
  
Company A (Hillsboro Border Guards) - many men from Loudoun County
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Company A (Hillsboro Border Guards) - many men from [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company B (Piedmont Rifles) - many men from Fauquier County
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Company B (Piedmont Rifles) - many men from [[Fauquier_County,_Virginia|Fauquier County]]
  
Company C (Evergreen Guards) - many men from Prince William County
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Company C (Evergreen Guards) - many men from [[Prince_William_County,_Virginia|Prince William County]]
  
Company D (Champe Rifles) - many men from Loudoun County
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Company D (Champe Rifles) - many men from [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company E (Hampton's Company) -many men from  Loudoun County
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Company E (Hampton's Company) -many men from  [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company F (Blue Mountain Boys) - many men from Loudoun County
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Company F (Blue Mountain Boys) - many men from [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company G (Thrift's Company) - many men from Fairfax County
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Company G (Thrift's Company) - many men from [[Fairfax_County,_Virginia|Fairfax County]]
  
Company H (Potomac Grays) - many men from Loudoun County
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Company H (Potomac Grays) - many men from [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company I (Simpson's Company - many men from Loudoun County
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Company I (Simpson's Company - many men from [[Loudoun_County,_Virginia|Loudoun County]]
  
Company K (Scott's Company) - many men from Fauquier County
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Company K (Scott's Company) - many men from [[Fauquier_County,_Virginia|Fauquier County]]
  
The information above is from ''8th Virginia Infantry ''by John E. Divine.
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The information above is from ''8th Virginia Infantry ''by John E. Divine.  
  
 
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Contents

Brief History

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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.

Company A (Hillsboro Border Guards) - many men from Loudoun County

Company B (Piedmont Rifles) - many men from Fauquier County

Company C (Evergreen Guards) - many men from Prince William County

Company D (Champe Rifles) - many men from Loudoun County

Company E (Hampton's Company) -many men from  Loudoun County

Company F (Blue Mountain Boys) - many men from Loudoun County

Company G (Thrift's Company) - many men from Fairfax County

Company H (Potomac Grays) - many men from Loudoun County

Company I (Simpson's Company - many men from Loudoun County

Company K (Scott's Company) - many men from Fauquier County

The information above is from 8th Virginia Infantry by John E. Divine.


Other Sources

References

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