8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
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).
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.
Unassigned Recruits -
- 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.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 January 2011.