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=== Brief History ===
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Organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, August 20-September 5, 1861. Mustered out August 28, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>
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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/unininf1.htm#8th3mo 8th Regiment Infantry (3 Years)], (accessed 27 May 2012.<br>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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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*Officer and Staff - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/officers/8th_in_infantry_officers.pdf Roster]
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*Reorganized Officer - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/officers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_officers.pdf Roster]
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*Company A - many men from&nbsp;[[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 26
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*Company A - Reorganized Soldier of [[Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy|Delware County&nbsp;]]-see &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;110
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*Company B - many men from&nbsp;[[Grant County, Indiana Genealogy|Grant County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;27
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*Company B - Reorganized Soldier of [[Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy|Hancock County ]]- see &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;112
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*Company C - many men from&nbsp;[[Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy|Randolph County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;28
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*Company C - Reorganized Soldier of [[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;114
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*Company D - many men from [[Delaware County, Indiana Genealogy|Delware County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 29
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*Company D - Reorganized Soldier of [[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne County ]]_ see &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 115
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*Company E - many men from&nbsp;[[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison County ]]- see Roster on page&nbsp;31
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*Company E - Reorganized Soldier&nbsp;of [[Henry County, Indiana Genealogy|Henry County ]]- see &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;117
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*Company F - many men from&nbsp;[[Henry County, Indiana Genealogy|Henry County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page&nbsp;32
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*Company F - Reorganized Soldier of [[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash County ]]- see&nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 119
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*Company G - many men from&nbsp;[[Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy|Hancock County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 33
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*Company G - Reorganized Soldier of [[Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy|Randolph,]] [[Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy|Hancock]], [[Fountain County, Indiana Genealogy|Fountain]] and [[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen]]&nbsp;counties - see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 121
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*Company H - many men from&nbsp;[[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 34
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*Company H - Reorganized Soldier&nbsp;of [[Grant County, Indiana Genealogy|Grant]] and [[Marion County, Indiana Genealogy|Marion]] country &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 122
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*Company I - many men from&nbsp;[[Wayne County, Indiana Genealogy|Wayne County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page&nbsp;35
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*Company I - Reorganized Soldier of [[Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash]], [[Dearborn County, Indiana Genealogy|Dearborn]], and [[Miami County, Indiana Genealogy|Miami]]&nbsp;counties - see&nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 124
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*Company K - many men from&nbsp;[[Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash County ]]- see [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page&nbsp;36
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*Company K - Reorganized Soldier from [[Madison County, Indiana Genealogy|Madison]] County - see &nbsp;[http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster] on page 126
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*unassiged recuits - [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/soldiers/8th_in_infantry_reorg_soldiers.pdf Roster ]on page 128
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The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 6th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX [http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyin/8th_in_infantry.html web site.]
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*Company H - Reorganized Company K, and I - many men from [[Wabash County, Indiana Genealogy|Wabash County]] <ref>"Indiana in the Civil War" in "Military Matters" Chapter 16 of Weesner, Clarkson W. ''History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests''. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.), (page 263), 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|707154|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wabash-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/712174370 other libraries] Vol.1 [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwabashc01wees INTERNET ARCHIVE] Vol. 2</ref>
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=== Other Sources  ===
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WEBSITES
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*[http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=77 Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War ]can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011) <br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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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*[[Indiana in the Civil War|Indiana in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf1.htm#8th3yr The Civil War Archive]. (accessed&nbsp;30 Dec 2010)&nbsp;&nbsp;Brief history of the 8th Regiments, Indiana Infantry.<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Regiment_Indiana_Infantry_(3_years) Wikipedia]&nbsp;(accessed&nbsp;30 Dec 2010) articile on the 8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.<br>
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*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html Union Army Regimental History Index]&nbsp;(accessed&nbsp;30 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units,&nbsp;states Alabama&nbsp;to Indiana.<br>
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*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/IN/8IN.php 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment ]&nbsp;(accessed 30 Dec 2010) timeline <br>
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BOOK
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*Bigelow, James K. ''Abridged History of the Eighth Indiana Volunteer ''Infantry From Its Organization, April 21st, 1861, to the Date of Re-Enlistment As Veterans, January 1, 1864. (Indianapolis: E. Barnes, Book and job printer, 1864. ) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084368 (1 fiche)&nbsp; {{FHL|669360|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/abridged-history-of-the-eighth-indiana-volunteer-infantry-from-its-organization-april-21st-1861-to-the-date-of-re-enlistment-as-veterans-january-1-1864/oclc/56997716&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=KAoQAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Abridged+history+of+the+Eighth+Indiana+Volunteer+Infantry+:+from+its+organization,+April+21st,+1861,+to+the+date+of+re-enlistment+as+veterans,+January+1,+1864&source=bl&ots=ymda6lshgi&sig=aEtMmcdyZUYwhCwQKSeU3feMqIE&hl=en&ei=8pafTfjkAonUiAK9rNz_Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Indiana_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Latest revision as of 11:15, 21 February 2020

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, August 20-September 5, 1861. Mustered out August 28, 1865.[1]

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

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.

  • Officer and Staff - see Roster
  • Reorganized Officer - see Roster


The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 6th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site.

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Other Sources[edit | edit source]

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana 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.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, 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, Part 1 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.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 30 Dec 2010) articile on the 8th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.

BOOK

  • Bigelow, James K. Abridged History of the Eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry From Its Organization, April 21st, 1861, to the Date of Re-Enlistment As Veterans, January 1, 1864. (Indianapolis: E. Barnes, Book and job printer, 1864. ) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084368 (1 fiche)  FHL Collection  other library  Google books

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Indiana in the Civil War" in "Military Matters" Chapter 16 of Weesner, Clarkson W. History of Wabash County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 2008.), (page 263), 977.283 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries Vol.1 INTERNET ARCHIVE Vol. 2