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8th Regiment

8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Organized at Camp Dick Robinson and Camp Nelson, Ky., November 11, 1862, to August 11, 1363. Attached to District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Left Wing Forces, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Nicholasville, Ky., Camp Dick Robinson, Camp Nelson and Lexington, Ky., till August, 1863. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Greenville till September 19. Carter's Depot September 20-21. Jonesborough September 21. Watauga River September 25. At Bull's Gap and Jonesborough till December. About Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Strawberry Plains January 22. Duty in East Tennessee till April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September, 1864. Demonstrations on Dalton May 5-13. Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Allatoona June 18. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault in Kennesaw, June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-30. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November and December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to North Carolina January 15-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Fort Anderson February 18. Town Creek February 20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign or the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and in the Dept. of North Carolina till June. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 226 Enlisted men by disease. Total 277.

SOURCE: National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


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