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United States U.S. Military [[ United States Colored Troops in the Civil War ]]  
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[United States Colored Troops in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 8th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry''
  
=== Brief History ===
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=== Brief History ===
  
Organized at Camp William Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., September 22 to December 4, 1863. Left Philadelphia for Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 16, 1864.Discharged December 12, 1865<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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Organized at Camp William Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., September 22 to December 4, 1863. Left Philadelphia for Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 16, 1864.Discharged December 12, 1865<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin ===
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin ===
  
 
<br>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.  
 
<br>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.  
  
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=== Other Sources ===
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=== Other Sources ===
  
National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010). <br>
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National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
  
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=== References  ===
  
=== References ===
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[[Category:United_States_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized at Camp William Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., September 22 to December 4, 1863. Left Philadelphia for Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 16, 1864.Discharged December 12, 1865[1]


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]


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.


Other Sources[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

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