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8th Illinois Infantry (3 months)
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
8th Illinois Infantry (3 months) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 1, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighth Illinois Infantry (Three Months' Service). Col., Richard J. Oglesby; Lieut.-Col., Frank L. Rhodes; Maj., John P. Post. On April 25, 1861, this regiment was organized at Springfield and mustered in for three months' service. The regiment was immediately sent to Cairo. Cos. A and D, in command of Capt. Isaac Pugh, were sent to Big Muddy river to guard the railroad bridge, as there was danger of its destruction by Confederate sympathizers to prevent the transportation of troops and supplies. Relieved by other troops, these companies rejoined the regiment at Cairo. The regiment remained at Cairo during its term of service and was mustered out on July 25, 1861.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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