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The 8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry was called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. It was disbanded October 29, 1864.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
 
The 8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry was called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. It was disbanded October 29, 1864.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unksinf.htm#8thmil 8th Regiment Militia Infantry], (accessed 23 March 2012).<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unksinf.htm#8thmil 8th Regiment Militia Infantry], (accessed 23 March 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Regiment_Kansas_Militia_Infantry 8th Regiment Kansas Militia Infantry], (accessed 27 June 2012).<br>
  
 
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Brief History

The 8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry was called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. It was disbanded October 29, 1864.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.  Men from Shawnee and Lyon County enlisted in this regiment.


Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas 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.
  • Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, 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.

References

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