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Muster In: Organized June 22, 18611
Muster Out: July 13, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Albert H. Winslow
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Commander 2 Unknown
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Major Albert H. Winslow (June 27, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength: 151 officers and men Present (June 26, 1864)9
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)10
  • Note: Ordered home for muster-out June 25, 1864; veterans and recruits assigned to 4th Ohio.11
  • Note: The steamer Highland Light left City Point on the morning of June 26, 1864 at 10 am, carrying the 8th Ohio on board, bound for Washington, DC.  She arrived there at 11 [AM?] the next day, June 27, 1864.12

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent organization.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles13:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-25.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23.
  • Left trenches June 24.
  • Veterans and Recruits formed into two Companies and transferred to 4th Ohio Infantry Battalion June 25, 1864.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p,. 221
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 4th Ohio Entry, Page 14; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The remnants of the 8th Ohio joined the 4th Ohio in late June, and the 4th Ohio had nothing but Springfield Rifles as of June 30, 1864.  It is very likely the 8th Ohio had Springfield Rifles as well while it remained an independent unit.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p,. 221
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    8. “The Siege of Petersburg.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). June 28, 1864, p. 1 col. 1: “The Highland Light brought up the Eighth Ohio Volunteers, commanded by Major WINSLOW, whose term of service has expired. The regiment numbers 151, officers and men.”
    9. “The Siege of Petersburg.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). June 28, 1864, p. 1 col. 1: “The Highland Light brought up the Eighth Ohio Volunteers, commanded by Major WINSLOW, whose term of service has expired. The regiment numbers 151, officers and men.” However, note a few things here.  First, rear echelon men who had been on detached or special duty are included in this number. Second, the officers and men whose terms of service had NOT expired were sent to finish their terms with the 4th Ohio.  I am not sure of the number of either of those groups of men, making it impossible to determine how many men were truly present for duty the day before this unit left the front.
    10. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 4th Ohio Entry, Page 14; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The remnants of the 8th Ohio joined the 4th Ohio in late June, and the 4th Ohio had nothing but Springfield Rifles as of June 30, 1864.  It is very likely the 8th Ohio had Springfield Rifles as well while it remained an independent unit.
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p,. 221
    12. “The Siege of Petersburg.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). June 28, 1864, p. 1 col. 1: “WASHINGTON, June 27—The steamer Highland Light arrived here at 11 o’clock from City Point, which place she left at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.”
    13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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