8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
The 8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry was organized in September, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. The unit was captured at Fort Donelson, and of the 312 engaged, 99 were killed or wounded. After being exchanged it was attached to Tilghman's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted and assigned to General Lyon's Brigade.
Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Burnett and Hylan B. Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Shacklett, and Majors Jabez Bingham and R.W. Henry.
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.
Field and Staff Officers - see roster.
Company A - See roster.
Company B - See roster.
Company C - See roster.
Company D - See roster.
Company E - See roster.
Company F - See roster.
Company G - See roster.
Company H - See roster.
Company I - See roster.
Company K - See roster.
- 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 ‘Kentucky 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.
- Kentucky in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kentucky, 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.
- Henry, George A. History of the 3d, 7th, 8th, and 12th Kentucky C.S.A. Louisville, Ky.: C.T. Dearing Print. Co., 1911. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL Fiche 6082402 (3 fiche).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).