United States Regiments & Batteries > Indiana

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 The 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment was 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
March-May 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
August At Helena
October 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.
August 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
December Duty at Matagorda Bay
February Duty at Indianola and Lavacca, Tex.
April and May Veterans on furlough
June Duty in District of LaFourche, La. Attached to District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf.
July 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

Third Battle of Winchester (Opequan)

September 22

Fisher’s Hill

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
December 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 The 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment mustered out