8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry
The 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry was organized for service in the State and along the border August, 1861. Companies "A," "D," "G" and "H" were organized at Lawrence, Kansas, October, 1861. The regiment mustered out November 29, 1865. It then moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 30, 1865 to January 6, 1866, and was honorably discharged January 9, 1866.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 8th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 23 March 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 8th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 27 June 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. Men from Brown, Johnson, Shawnee, Nemaha and Wabaunsee, Counties enlisted in Company E. Men from Lyon County enlisted in Company H.
8th Kansas Infantry Rosters
- Field and Staff Officers
- Non-Commissioned Staff
- Company A - Many men from Leavenworth County
- Company B - Many men from Leavenworth County
- Company C - Many men from Atchison County
- Company D - Many men from Nemaha County
- Company E - Many men from Wabaunsee County, Butler County
- Company F - Many men from Allen County andLeavenworth County
- Company G - Many men from Doniphan County
- Company H - Many men from Henry County, Illinois, and Leavenworth County
- Company I - Many men from Whiteside County, Illinois[]
- Company K - Many men from St. Louis County, Missouri
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas 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.
- Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 14 December 2010).