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8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

3, then join Sibley and assist in guarding Indian pris City, St. Paul and Fort Snelling June 2 to September 1, 1862. On frontier duty at various points in Minnesota August, 1862, to May, 1864. At Anoka, Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Ripley, Sauk Centre, Pomme de Terre, Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie guarding Sioux frontier. Concentrated at Paynesvllle May 24, 1864. Mounted and march to Fort Ridgly May 24-28. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River June 5-October 15, 1864. Battle of Tah kah a kuty or Killdeer Mountain July 28. Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 26-November 7, 1864. Attached to Defences of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to July, 1865.

Siege of Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 5-12. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 7. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., and join 23rd Army Corps. Moved from Clifton, Tenn., to Washington, D. C., January 17-29, 1865, and duty there till February 21. Moved to Fort Fisher, N. C., thence to Morehead City and New Berne, N. C., February 21-26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Forks March 6-9. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, N. C., till July. Mustered out July 11, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 56 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83.
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