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8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Organized: Pittsburgh, PA; mustered in June 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Pittsburgh, PA 5/24/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Maj. Silas M Baily

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps


Unit history

Also known as the 37th Regiment of the line, they were organized from infantry companies originally organized as 90-day units at Camp Wright near Pittsburgh in June 1861.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 29; Wounded (WIA): 81;

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #15: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #16: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #11: Meade's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #12: Magilton's Brigade, Meade's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

After the Antietam Campaign

The regiment mustered out of service at the end of their three year term in May 1864. New recruits and re-enlisting veterans were transferred to the 100th and 91st Pennsylvania Regiments.

References & Notes

Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: 1868-1871, extracted online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War by Alice J. Gayley.

We have 40 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtBolinger, Jacob WIA   09/17
A PvtTruby, Robert B.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
B PvtSteele, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
C PvtJames, Thomas KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtBooth, John F.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D SgtHill, Archibald F.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtPage, Charles W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtSeese, David WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtStewart, William F.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtSwearer, John WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtWoodward, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E PvtBailey, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E PvtHand, Lawrence KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
E PvtKelly, Michael KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtBradley, James WIA   09/17
FPvtBrown, George MIA   09/17
FPvtGates, James MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCorpHorton, George MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtKay, William H.MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
FCorpLeichty, John Q.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtMalone, William Died   11/20     We have some details for this person
FPvtMoore, Charles KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
FPvtShaw, Matthew P.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
H PvtBarr, Daniel KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtBasim, Calvin WIA   09/17
HSgtBrenneman, H. R.WIA   09/17
H PvtNoll, Jacob WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
H PvtPeters, John MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
H PvtSipler, William WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtSopman, William Died   09/25     We have some details for this person
I PvtInghram, Clark KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
K CorpDye, Theodore J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
K CorpMcClure, Boyle I.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
K PvtMcMiller, Robert. WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SMajBaily, Silas Milton        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtBank, George N.Died   00/00
UnkPvtBawlis, John W.Died   00/00
UnkLtCarter, William M.KIA   09/14
UnkPvtCarton, George KIA   09/17
UnkPvtSmith, Tim Died   00/00

 

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