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8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

8th Infantry Regiment was organized in September, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. The unit was captured at Fort Donelson, and of the 312 engaged, 99 were killed or wounded. After being exchanged it was attached to Tilghman's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It sustained 11 casualties at Coffeeville, then was involved in numerous engagements around Jackson. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted and assigned to General Lyon's Brigade. It reported 17 disabled in the expedition from Memphis into Mississippi and 32 in the fight at Harrisburg. Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Burnett and Hylan B. Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Shacklett, and Majors Jabez Bingham and R.W. Henry.
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