=== Brief History ===
The 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in September 13, 1861. It was mustered out at Demopolis, Alabama, September 5, 1865. <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>
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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 'Wisconsin in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below). <br>
*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>
*[[Wisconsin in the Civil War|Wisconsin in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Wisconsin, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.