8th MISSOURI
INFANTRY REGIMENT (US)
One Nation Indivisible
Individual
Soldier
Biographies

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Ayers, John Co. H Awarded the Medal of Honor
Bailey, John Read Co. ? Surgeon from Macinac Island, Michigan
Baird, Oliver Co. B Founded hardware store in Lincoln, Nebraska
Bamford, John Co. G Married an Army nurse
Barr, Joseph W. Co. I Was a member of the National Blues
Bartholemew, John B. Co. B Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
Bates, William H. Co. H Photo of the Cabinet Card he gave his daughter
Baurdick, Anton J. Co. H His papers are in the Emory University Library
Benson, H.K. Co. D Farmer in Livingston County, Missouri
Bickford, Matthew Co. G Buried in Whatcom County, Washington
Blakesley, Seth Co. A Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
Boyd, Samuel Co. B Brother to Nebraska governor
Casey, John Co. K Born in Ireland;   Enlisted from Iowa
Cheever, William H. Co. H Was A Sargeant
Colby, Herman Elias Co. H Was a Mail Carrier in Yucatan, Minnesota
Coleman, David C.   Regiment Commander at Vicksburg and other battles
Coles, John B. Co. D Was an Indiana lawyer
Cunningham, James S. Co. D Awarded the Medal of Honor
Danley, J. H. Co. D Attended the Civil War Gathering of 1882
Dixon, James Co. ? Photo of gravestone at Andersonville
Dundas, James Co. G Attended the 1890's Peoria Area Reunion
Ellington, Daniel Co. E Newspaper article: 85th birthday tribute
Emerson, John Co. C Photo supplied by his great-great-grandson
Evenson, Syver Co. A Norwegian immigrant, joined from Minnesota
Fassel, Edward Co. K Deserted and re-joined the unit
Flanigan, Dennis Co. K Born in Ireland;   Enlisted from Iowa
Funcheon, Peirce Co. K Born in Ireland; Enlisted from Iowa
Grier, David Co. G Founded the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Harris, Isaac Co. K Born in England;   Enlisted from Iowa
Hill, William Co. B Born in Scotland;   Founded bank in Neodesha, Kansas
Hoover, J. H. Co. E Attended the Civil War Gathering of 1882
Howe, George W. Co. C Was a Mississippi riverboat pilot
Hurff, Isaac Jr. Co. E Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
Hurff, Isaac Ewalt Co. D Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
Jacqrium, Eli Co. K Musician:   Born in France;   Enlisted from Iowa
Jacqrium, Louis Co. K Musician:   Born in France;   Enlisted from Iowa
Johnston, David Co. K Awarded the Medal of Honor
Keeler, Daniel N Co. C GAR Post in Wildwood MO named after him
Kirby, Dennis Co. E Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Kirkpatrick, Kyus Co. H Granduncle to U.S. Heavyweight Wrestling Champion
Kightlinger, Hiram Co. G Attended the 1890's Peoria Area Reunion
Knoble, Joseph Co. K Became deaf during the war;   led to his death
Maxwell, John M. Co. A Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
McCullough, Pete Co. G Photo/Obituary:   "Hanging Judge of Andersonville Prison"
Neill, Hugh Co. L Was a member of the National Blues
O'Connor, Timothy Co. D War Department lost record of his Medal of Honor
O'Dea, John Co. D Born in Ireland;   Awarded the Medal of Honor
Parsell, William R. Co. I Buried in Elmwood IL Cemetery
Parvin, Elam B. Co. D A travelling Methodist minister
Peckham,James   In 1866, wrote biography of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon
Redden, John Co. K Born in Delaware;   Enlisted from Iowa
Reed, John Byers Co. H Detaied Biography written by great-grandson
Reed, William Co. H Photo of Reed wearing his Zouave jacket
Riddle, Fielding Co. D Photo of gravestone at Andersonville
Rowley, Nathan B. Co. G Great-Grandson of a Green Mountain Boy
Russell, William C. Co. A Aide-de-Camp to General Schuyler Hamilton
Ryan, Edward Co. E Deserted; then re-enlisted under alias: Edwin Hinds
Schott, Joseph Anton Co. I In the Missouri Civil War Museum
Schultz, Charles Co. L Was an Army musician
Seibel, Edward Co. K Brought many volunteers from Illinois to join 8th MO
Shay, Ephraim Co. D Inventor of the Shay Locomotive
Simon, Matthias Co. B Photo of his Zouave Jacket
Smith, Giles A.   Appointed Major General
Smith, Morgan L.   Appointed Brigadier General
Smith, Phillip Co. H Color Bearer
Swarthout, George B. Co. H Killed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee
Tinan, Hartin Co. K Born in Ireland;   Enlisted from Iowa
Trogden, Howell Co. B First North Carolinian to receive the Medal of Honor
Wagner, John W. Co. F Awarded the Medal of Honor
Wartick, Joseph Co. A Photo of Wartick wearing his Medal of Honor
Wilson, Shelby Co. E Enlisted from Lee County, Iowa
Wilson, J.E.C. Co. G Promoted for "valuable services rendered"
Winkler, John Co. E In the Missouri Civil War Museum
Wright, Craft James Co. ? Raised the 13th Missouri

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"We thank you, the heroes of yesterday,
who have given our heroes of today
your shining example of
bravery and patriotism
worthy of the greatest nation on earth."
 
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