8th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
United States U.S. Military in the Civil War
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
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.