ONLINE ROSTERS of CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
If you would like to check to see if your ancestor was in the 8th Missouri
Volunteer Infantry (US), here are some websites with Civil War rosters:
THE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS SYSTEM
(maintained by the National Park Service) is a computerized database
containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides
during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index
Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3
million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the
soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of
other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained
by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Click here for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
The DATABASE OF ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR VETERANS OF MISSOURI UNITS
(maintained by the Illinois State Archives) indexes
names of 5,610 Illinois citizens appearing on the
rosters of Missouri's Federal Civil War units. Illinoisans occasionally
joined military units raised in other states. In December 1863 the Missouri
Adjutant General compiled rosters of Illinois men, extracting the names
from his unit rolls. He then sent them to the Illinois Adjutant General.
The rosters are a part of the Archivesí record series, Company Muster
Rolls (RS 301.019).
Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois, created and donated this database to the Illinois State Archives. Delap is a volunteer with the Edgar County Genealogical Library.
Click here for Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units
REMINDER: Besides the 8th Missouri Infantry (US), there was also an 8th Missouri Infantry (CSA).