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8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 1, 2007
1. 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Inscription. This monument is dedicated to the brave men of the 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized into State Service May 8th, 1861 in Leesburg under the command of Colonel Eppa Hunton. These companies, 1272 men, formed the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment:

Loudoun County - Company A • Hillborough Border Guards; Comapny D • Champe Rifles; Company E • Hampton's Company; Company F • Blue Mountain Boys; Company H • Potomac Grays; Company I • Simpson's Company

Fauquier County - Company B • Piedmont Rifles; Company K • Scott's Company

Prince William County - Company C • Evergreen Guards

Fairfax County - Company G • Thrift's Company

Engagements Fought By The 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment 1861 • 1865

First Manassas - July 21, 1861 - Cocke's Brig
Leesburg - October 21, 1861 - Evans' Brig
Williamsburg - May 5, 1862 - Pickett's Brig - D.H. Hill's Div
Seven Pines - May 31, 1862 - Pickett's Brig - D.H. Hill's Div
Gaines Mill - June 27, 1862 - Pickett's Brig - D.H. Hill's Div
Frazer's Farm - June 30, 1862 - Pickett's (Hunton) Brig - D.H. Hill's Div
Second Manassas - August 30, 1862 - Pickett's (Hunton) Brig - Kemper's Div
Boonsborough - September 14, 1862 - Pickett's (Garnett) Brig - D.R. Jones' Div
Sharpsburg - September
8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2007
2. 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument
17, 1862 - Pickett's (Garnett) Brig - D.R. Jones' Div
Fredericksburg - December 13, 1862 - Garnett's Brig - Pickett's Div
Siege of Suffolk - April 11 - May 3, 1863 - Garnett's Brig - Pickett's Div
Gettysburg - July 3, 1863 - Garnett's Brig - Pickett's Div
Chaffin's Farm - September 1863 - May 1864 - Hunton's Brig - Elzey's Dept. of Richmond
Cold Harbor - June 3, 1864 - Hunton's Brig - Pickett's Div
Drewry's Bluff - June 14, 1864 - Hunton's Brig - Pickett's Div
Howlett's Farm - August 24, 1864 - Hunton's Brig - Pickett's Div
Hatcher's Run - March 31 - April 1, 1865 - Hunton's Brig - B. Johnson's Div
Saylor's Creek - April 6, 1865 - Hunton's Brig - Pickett's Div
Appomattox - April 9-12, 1865 - 11 parolled, 3 had fought at 1st Manassas
Dedicated 2007
by the 8th Virginia Infantry Living History Group
in association with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, erected by Cochran Stone Masonry

 
Erected 2007 by 8th Virginia Infantry Living History Group.
 
Location. 39° 7.892′ N, 77° 31.801′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Ball’s Bluff Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at trail stop 2, in the Ball’s Bluff Regional Park. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8th Virginia Infantry (here, next to this marker); The Battle at Ball’s Bluff (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield Historic Restoration Project (about 400 feet away); Additional Area Civil War Sites (about 400 feet away); Battle of Balls Bluff (about 400 feet away); A Divided America, A Divided Loudoun County (about 500 feet away); Aftermath of Ball’s Bluff (about 500 feet away); Clinton Hatcher (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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