8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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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).