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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.<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>  
  
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,925 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UWI0008RI Roster].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,925 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UWI0008RI Roster].  
  
The following company links are to rosters taken from [http://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi01wisc#page/n9/mode/2up Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers]<ref>Wisconsin. ''Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865''. Madison: Democrat printing co., state printers, 1886.</ref>, found on the [http://archive.org/index.php Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. <br>  
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The following company links are to rosters taken from [http://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi01wisc#page/n9/mode/2up Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers]<ref>Wisconsin. ''Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Volume I''. (Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printers, 1886)</ref>, found on the [http://archive.org/index.php Internet Archives] web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. <br>  
  
 
Company A - [http://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi01wisc#page/578/mode/1up Roster] page 578.  
 
Company A - [http://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi01wisc#page/578/mode/1up Roster] page 578.  

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

 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. [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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,925 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

The following company links are to rosters taken from Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers[2], found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Company A - Roster page 578.

Company B - Roster page 581.

Company C - Roster page 583.

Company D - Roster page 585.

Company E - Roster page 588.

Company F - Roster page 590.

Company G - Roster page 592.

Company H - Roster page 594.

Company I - Roster page 597.

Company K - Roster page 600.

Unassigned Recruits Roster page 602.

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 'Wisconsin 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.
  • 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.
  • United States Civil War, 1861-1865 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Wisconsin. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Volume I. (Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printers, 1886)