8th Indiana Infantry Regiment
|8th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry|
Flag of the United States, 1861-1863
|Active||April 21, 1861 to August 6, 1861|
|Engagements||Battle of Rich Mountain
Battle of Champion Hill
The 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana on April 21, 1861, for a three-month enlistment. On June 19, 1861, the regiment was moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia, and attached to William Rosecrans' Brigade, in George B. McClellan's Provisional Army of West Virginia. On June 29, it was marched to Buckhannon, West Virginia, and occupied Buckhannon on June 30. The regiment engaged in the Western Virginia Campaign, July 6–17, fighting in the Battle of Rich Mountain on July 11. The regiment was mustered out of service on August 6, 1861.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 3 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 7 fatalities.
- Colonel David Shunk
- The Civil War Archive
- The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- The Civil War Archive - Indiana Units
- Civil War - Indiana Archived 10 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
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