8th Pennsylvania Reserve (37th) Volunteer Infantry Monument
Recruited Co. "A" Armstrong County; Co "B" Dauphin County; Cos. "C" & "E" Alleghany county; Cos. "D" & "G" Fayette County; Co. "F" Bedford County; co. "H" Clarion County; Co. "K" Washington County; Co. "I" Green County. Mustered into United States Service July 29, 1861, at Meridian Hill, D.C.; mustered out at Pittsburg May 24, 1864.
Summary Total enlistment, 1062; killed and died of wounds 158; total killed and wounded 490, captured and missing 147. Died of disease and accidents in prison 68.
Virtue, Liberty and Independence
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Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...