8th Vermont Infantry

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Organization

Organized at Brattleboro, Vermont and mustered in February 18, 1862

Left Vermont for New York March 14, 1862

Sailed for Ship Island, Mississippi, March 19, 1862, arriving April 6, 1862

Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862

Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to July, 1863

3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864

1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1864

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865

2nd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, to June, 1865

Service

May 7-8, 1862

Moved from Ship Island to New Orleans

Until September, 1862

Duty there and at Algiers and guarding Opelousas Railroad

June 20 and 22, 1862

Bayou des Allemands

June 22, 1862

Raceland Station

August 29, 1862

St. Charles Station (Companies "A" and "C")

September 4, 1862

Bote Station (Company "K")

October 24, 1862 to
November 6, 1862

Operations in La-Fourche District

October 27, 1862

Georgia Landing, near Labadieville

November 1, 1862 to
December 8, 1862

Repair railroad to Brashear City

Until January 13, 1863

At Brashear City

January 14, 1863

Action with Steamer "Cotton" on Bayou Teche

Until March, 1863

At Camp Stevens, Bayou Boeuf, and at Brashear City

February 12-28, 1863

Operations on Bayou Plaquemine, Black and Atchafalaya Rivers

March 7-27, 1863

Operations against Port Hudson

April 9, 1863 to
May 14, 1863

Operations in Western Louisiana

April 11-20, 1863

Teche Campaign

April 12-13, 1863

Fort Bisland, near Centreville

April 14, 1863

Jeanerette

May 5-17, 1863

Expedition to Alexandria on Red River

May 17-25, 1863

Moved from Alexandria to Port Hudson

May 25-July 9, 1863

Siege of Port Hudson

May 27, 1863 and
June 14, 1863

Assaults on Port Hudson

July 9, 1863

Surrender of Port Hudson

July 31, 1864 to
September 1, 1863

Duty at Thibodeaux

September 3-11, 1863

Sabine Pass Expedition

October 3, 1863 to
November 30, 1863

Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign

Until January 6, 1864

At New Iberia

Until March 8, 1864

March to Franklin and duty there

March 8, 1864

Moved to Algiers

January 28, 1864

Veteranized regiment

April 7, 1864 to
June 3, 1864

On furlough

Until May 6, 1864

Non-veterans at Algiers

Until June 5, 1864

At Thibodeaux

June 5, 1864

Left for home

June 22, 1864

Non-veterans mustered out

May 2, 1864 to
June 3, 1864

Veterans moved from home to Dept. of the Gulf

June 8-11, 1864

Moved to Alexandria

June 19-21, 1864

Expedition to Tunica Bend

July 2, 1864

Moved to Algiers

July 5-12, 1864

Sailed to Fortress Monroe, Virginia

July 12-13, 1864

To Washington, D.C.

July 14-21, 1864

Pursuit of Early to Snicker's Gap

August 7, 1864 to
November 28, 1864

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

September 19, 1864

Battle of Opequan, Winchester

September 22, 1864

Fisher's Hill

October 19, 1864

Battle of Cedar Creek

Until December 20, 1864

At Newtown

Until April 4, 1865

At Summit Point

April 4-15, 1865

Hancock's operations in the Valley

April 21, 1865

Moved to Washington

Until June, 1865

Duty there

May 23-24, 1865

Grand Review

June 28, 1865

Mustered out

Regimental Losses

4 Officers killed and mortally wounded
115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
7 Officers by disease
241 Enlisted men by disease
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367 Total lost
Source:  Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.