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[[United States of America|United States]]
[[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]
[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War]]
[[8th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps
=== Brief History ===
=== Brief History ===
Latest revision as of 12:37, 22 February 2018
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Organized at Chicago, Ill., October 10, 1863 and Mustered out by November 20, 1865.
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]
- 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 'Florida 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.
- 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.
- Veteran Reserve Corps in the Civil War describes Union sources, specifically about the Veteran Reserve Corps, and how to find them.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: (accessed 15 March 2011).