Minnesota 8th Volunteer Infantry (Union)
01 Aug 1862
Minnesota 8th Volunteer Infantry organized.
28 Jul 1864
Participated in the Battle of Killdeer Mountain at Dunn County, North Dakota.
05 Dec 1864
Participated in the Battle of Third Murfreesboro at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
07 Mar 1865
Participated in the Battle of Wyse Fork at Kinston, North Carolina.
By the end of February 1865, the North Carolina port city of Wilmington, defended by Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, had fallen to the army of Union Maj. Gen. John Schofield. The port city became a supply base for Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's army in North Carolina, then beginning to close in on Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's army. To consolidate forces against Johnston, Sherman ordered Schofield's Army of the Ohio to advance inland from Wilmington, at the same time assigning Maj. Gen. Jacob Cox to move the U…
11 Jul 1865
Minnesota 8th Volunteer Infantry mustered out.
Minnesota, United States of America
Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger