Term: Civil War: 8th Infantry
The 8th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into September 13, 1861, and left for St. Louis, Missouri on October 12, 1861. During the war it moved down the Mississippi River, east through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, and later went west through Arkansas and Missouri. It fought at Corinth, Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi, as well as at Nashville, Tennessee. It was mustered out of service at Demopolis, Alabama, on September 5, 1865. The regiment lost during service 280 men during service. Six officers and 53 enlisted men were killed. Two officers and 219 enlisted men died from disease.
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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations... (Madison, 1914?).]