8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)

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8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)


Brief History

"Organized by Colonel F.S. Bartow during the spring of 1861.[1]

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 Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,126 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Georgia, and Lillian Henderson. 1959. Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865. Hapeville, Ga: Longina & Porter. WorldCat  FHL Collection  HATHI TRUST Digital Library; also USGenWeb

Other Sources

  • Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project - Civil War Records - Individual Soldiers
  • 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 ‘Georgia 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.
  • Georgia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Georgia, 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.
  • Rockwell, W. S. (William Spencer). The Oglethorpe Light Infantry of Savannah, in peace and in war : a brief sketch of its two companies : a company, known in the Confederate States Army as Co. B., 8th Regt. Ga. Vols., and B Company known as Co. H., 1st Volunteer Regt. of Ga. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082352
  • Wilkinson, Warren. A scythe of fire : a Civil War story of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment. ([New York, New York] : William Morrow, c2002), FHL book 975.8 M2ww
  • Wilkinson, Warren Woodworth, Steven E.A scythe of fire: a Civil War story of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment. [New York, New York]:William Morrow, c2002.FHL975.8 M2ww
  • Zettler, B. M. (Berrien McPherson). War stories and school-day incidents for the children. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082363

References

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