The Civil War in the East

8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

The 8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 112 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 141 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 21

Organized at Hartford

October 17

Left State for Annapolis, Md.


Duty at Annapolis, Md. attached to Parke's Third Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps


January 7-
February 8

Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C.

February 8

Battle of Roanoke Island

February 9 - March 11

At Roanoke Island

March 11-13

Moved to New Berne, N. C.

March 14

Battle of New Berne

March 23-April 26

Operations against Fort Macon. Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Dept. of North Carolina

April 12

Skirmish at Fort Macon

April 26

Capture of Fort Macon. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Department of Virginia

May - July

Duty at New Berne

July 2

Moved to Morehead City and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

July 3-5

To Newport News, Va.

August 1-5

Moved to Fredericksburg, Va.

August 31-
September 3

Moved to Brooks' Station, thence to Washington, D.C.


Maryland Campaign

September 12

Frederick, Md.

September 14

Turner's Gap, Battle of South Mountain

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

September 18

Duty in Pleasant Valley

October 27-
November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24

Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March"

February 6-9

Moved to Newport News

March 13

To Suffolk

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

April 19

Fort Huger

April 24

Edenton Road

May 3

Nansemond River

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, United States forces, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna River


Moved to Portsmouth, Va., and duty there

October 12-14

Expedition to South Mills



Assigned to Sub-District Albemarle, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

March 13 to April 18

Outpost duty at Deep Creek

April 18-21

Moved to Yorktown and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 5

Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred

May 7

Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek, or Arrow field Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drewry's Bluff

May 17-27

On Bermuda Hundred front

May 27-June 1

Moved to White House Landing, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 15-18

Assaults on Petersburg

June 16, 1864 -
April 2, 1865

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine explosion Petersburg (Battle of the Crater) (Reserve)

August 25-
September 27

On Bermuda Hundred front. Assigned to Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps

September 28-29

Fort Harrison, New Market Heights

September 29-30

Chaffin's Farm


Duty in trenches before Richmond

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks


Assigned to Provost Guard, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps

April 3

Occupation of Richmond and duty there and at Lynchburg, Va.


Attached to 2nd Provisional Brigade, 24th Army Corps


Assigned to Dept. of Virginia


Mustered out

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