The Civil War in the East

8th Indiana Infantry Regiment

The 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 84 enlisted man killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 166 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



August 20-September 5

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind.

September 10

Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri

September 22

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo.

October 15

Camp at Otterville

December 15-19

Expedition to Milford

December 18

Action at Milford, Blackwater or Shawnee Mound


January 25-February 14

Curtis' advance on Springfield. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri

March 6-8

Pursuit of Price to Cassville, Ark. Battle of Pea Ridge


At Sulphur Rock

May 25-July 14

March to Batesville, Ark.; then to Helena, Ark. attached to 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri

July 7

Action at Hill's Plantation, Cache River

July 22-25

Expedition to Coldwater, Miss. (Companies B & E) Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri

July 24

White Oak Bayou (Companies B & E)

August 2

Austin, Tunica County


At Helena


Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., and operations in Southeast Missouri attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri


March 5

Moved to Helena, Ark., then to To Milliken's Bend, La.Attached to 1st Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee

April 25-30

Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf

May 1

Battle of Port Gibson

May 16

Battle of Champion's Hill

May 17

Big Black River

May 18-July 4

Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.

May 19 and 22

Assaults on Vicksburg

July 4-10

Advance on Jackson, Miss. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee

July 10-17

Siege of Jackson, Miss.

July 18

Duty at Vicksburg

August 20

Ordered to New Orleans, La.


Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick assigned to Dept. of the Gulf

October 3-November 8

Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign

November 8

Moved to New Orleans, La.

November 12

To Texas

November 17

Capture of Mustang Island

November 27-30

Fort Esperanza


Duty at Matagorda Bay



Duty at Indianola and Lavacca, Tex.

April and May

Veterans on furlough


Duty in District of LaFourche, La. Attached to District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf.


Ordered to Washington

August 7

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to 3rd Brigade, then 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

September 3

Berryville, Va.

September 19

Battle of Opequan. Winchester

September 22

Fisher's Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek


Duty in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia


Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps


January 6-7

Moved to Baltimore, Md.

January 14-20

To Savannah, Ga. Attached to 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South. Duty there and at various points in Georgia and South Carolina.

August 28

Mustered out

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