8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)
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This regiment was organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, April 23, 1861. It mustered out July 29, 1861.
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
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