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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo, Illinois, for three years' service July 25, 1861.&nbsp; It&nbsp;mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, May 13, 1866. This regiment was organized from the [[8th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry_(3_months,_1861)|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]].<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 January 2011.</ref>
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The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo, Illinois, for three years' service July 25, 1861.&nbsp; It&nbsp;mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, May 13, 1866. This regiment was organized from the [[8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]].<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 January 2011.</ref>  
  
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with County of Origin  ===
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The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant01illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
 
The following counties of origin are taken from the ''Adjutant General's Report'', found on the [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/index.html Illinois Civil War Rosters] web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofadjutant01illi1#page/n6/mode/1up Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.  
  
Company A - many men from [[Macon_County,_Illinois|Macon County]] -&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
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Company A - many men from [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon County]] -&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
  
Company B - many men from&nbsp;[[Macon_County,_Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
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Company B - many men from&nbsp;[[Macon County, Illinois|Macon County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/macon.html Macon County] web site -  
  
Company C - many men from&nbsp;[[Coles_County,_Illinois|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -  
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Company C - many men from&nbsp;[[Coles County, Illinois|Coles County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/coles.html Coles County] web site -  
  
Company D - many men from [[Richland_County,_Illinois|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland County] web site -  
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Company D - many men from [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/richland.html Richland County] web site -  
  
Company E - many men from [[Peoria_County,_Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
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Company E - many men from [[Peoria County, Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
  
Company F - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site -  
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Company F - many men from [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/tazewell.html Tazewell County] web site -  
  
Company G - many men from [[Alexander_County,_Illinois|Alexander County]]&nbsp;and [[Pike_County,_Illinois|Pike&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/alexande.html Alexander] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pike.html Pike] county web sites -  
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Company G - many men from [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander County]]&nbsp;and [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike&nbsp;County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/alexande.html Alexander] and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/pike.html Pike] county web sites -  
  
Company H - many men from [[Fayette_County,_Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -  
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Company H - many men from [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/fayette.html Fayette County] web site -  
  
Company I - many men from [[Peoria_County,_Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
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Company I - many men from [[Peoria County, Illinois|Peoria County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/peoria.html Peoria County] web site -  
  
Company K - many men from [[McLean_County,_Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -  
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Company K - many men from [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean County]] - [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/mclean.html McLean County] web site -  
  
Unassigned Recruits -
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Unassigned Recruits -  
  
 
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
 
=== <br>Other Sources<br> ===
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WEBSITES  
 
WEBSITES  
  
*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/008_reg.html 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment], Three Month and Three Year Service, has rosters and histories for both the three month regiment and the three year service regiment.
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*[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/008_reg.html 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment], Three Month and Three Year Service, has rosters and histories for both the three month regiment and the three year service regiment.<br>
 
 
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*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
 
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 30 Dec. 2010) can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.
  
 
BOOKS  
 
BOOKS  
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=== Reference  ===
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[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

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Brief History

The 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Cairo, Illinois, for three years' service July 25, 1861.  It mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Illinois, May 13, 1866. This regiment was organized from the 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861).[1]


Companies in this Regiment with County 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 following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Illinois Civil War Rosters web site. Roster pages are from the same report found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Company A - many men from Macon County -  Macon County web site -

Company B - many men from Macon County - Macon County web site -

Company C - many men from Coles County - Coles County web site -

Company D - many men from Richland County - Richland County web site -

Company E - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -

Company F - many men from Tazewell County - Tazewell County web site -

Company G - many men from Alexander County and Pike County - Alexander and Pike county web sites -

Company H - many men from Fayette County - Fayette County web site -

Company I - many men from Peoria County - Peoria County web site -

Company K - many men from McLean County - McLean County web site -

Unassigned Recruits -


Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Three Month and Three Year Service, has rosters and histories for both the three month regiment and the three year service regiment.

BOOKS

Reference

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 January 2011.