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Federal Detachment

8th United States Infantry


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:


This Detachment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth (V) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, V Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps

On the Antietam Campaign

This detachment of two companies - A and D - of the 8th US Infantry were attached to the 2nd Battalion/12th US Infantry on the Maryland Campaign. Both companies under the command of 1st Lieutenant John N. Andrews.1

We have one individual who was on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--LtAndrews, John Newman        We have some details for this person


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1   Reese, Timothy J., Sykes' Regular Infantry Division, 1861-1864: A History of Regular United States Infantry Operations in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, Jefferson (NC): McFarland&Company, Inc., 1990, pg. 386  [AotW citation 846]