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