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Virginia 8th Infantry, Company B (Confederate)

7/1/61

Organized - Virginia 8th Infantry, Company B - Virginia

5/5/62

Battle - Williamsburg - York County, Virginia; James City County, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg
Williamsburg

Following the Confederate withdrawal from their Yorktown position, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was not prepared to mount an immediate pursuit with his entire force from the siege lines he had occupied for nearly a month. Initially, he was able to send forward only a portion of his army, led by the Third Corps of Samuel P. Heitzelman, to follow Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederates. Heitzelman's divisions, led by Brig. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Phil Kearny, made contact with Johnston's army four miles sout…READ MORE

7/1/63

Battle - Gettysburg - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg
Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho…READ MORE

4/9/65

Mustered Out - Virginia 8th Infantry, Company B - Virginia


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