The 8th West Virginia Infantry Regiment lost 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 167 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
November Organized at Buffalo, W. Va. Post duty at Buffalo, attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va.
1862
April Ordered to New Creek, West Virginia in the Mountain Department
May At Franklin assigned to Cluserett’s Advance Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains
May 26-June 19 Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley
June 1 Mt. Carmel Road near Strasburg
June 1-2 Strasburg and Staunton Road
June 6 Harrisonburg
June 8 Battle of Cross Keys
June 9 Port Republic
June 19-22 Moved to Strasburg. Attached to Bohlen’s Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
June 24 To Middletown
July 7 Middletown
July At Winchester
August 2-September 22 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 20-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Freeman’s Ford
August 23-24 Sulphur Springs
August 25 Waterloo Bridge
August 28 Gainesville
August 29 Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September In the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Milroy’s Independent Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C.
September 29-October 9 Moved to Mt. Pleasant, W. Va.
October Outpost duty at various points in District of West Virginia. Attached to Point Pleasant, W. Va., District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio
1863
March Attached to Averill’s 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department
April 24 Skirmish, Gilmer County, W. Va.
June Regiment mounted at Bridgeport and attached to Averill’s 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia
June 17 Moved to Grafton
July 2-3 Beverly
July 4 Huttonsville
July 7 Moved to Cumberland, Md.
July 18-19 Hedgesville and Martinsburg
August 5-31 Averill’s Raid through Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, W. Va.
August 22 Huntersville
August 24 Warm Springs
August 25 Jackson River
August 26-27 Rocky Gap near White Sulphur Springs
September-October At Martinsburg
November 1-17 Averill’s Raid against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
November 5 Mill Point
November 6 Droop Mountain
November 9 Covington
December 8-25 Averill’s Raid to Salem on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
December 12 Gatewood’s
December 19 Covington, Jackson River and Scott’s or Barber’s Creek
December At Martinsburg assigned to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of West Virginia
1864
January 26 Designation changed to 7th West Virginia Cavalry