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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.

The Battle of Wyse Fork
The Battle of Wyse Fork

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… Read More

11 Jul 1865

Minnesota 8th Volunteer Infantry mustered out.