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8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

 
 
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March 6, 2021
1. 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker
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
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By Craig Swain, September 1, 2007
2. 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument
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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 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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 7.892′ 
8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 19, 2020
3. 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker
View from the marker across the Triangular Clearing. The National Cemetery can be seen in the distance at the end of the road.
N, 77° 31.801′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Memorial is on Ball’s Bluff Road, on the left when traveling east. Located at trail stop 2, in the Ball’s Bluff Regional Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 of Ball's Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Ball's Bluff - October 21, 1861 (within shouting distance of 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); a different marker also named Battle of Balls Bluff (about 400 feet away); A Divided America, A Divided Loudoun County (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2021.   2. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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