Civil War Journal  of Herbert E. Cotes of New Woodstock, Madison County, NY



8th Kansas, Co. I

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The Journal of Herbert E. Cotes
April 19, 1862 Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1862
Eighth Regiment Kansas Volunteers - Company I
Rank in: Private
Rank out: Sergeant

1The 8th Kansas Regiment was organized for service in the State and along the border August, 1861. Company "I" at Leavenworth City until May, 1862. Companies "B," "E," "H," "I" and "K" moved from Leavenworth to Columbus, Ky., May 28-June 2, and to Union City, Tenn., June 8-11. To Trenton, Tenn., June 16-17. To Humboldt, Tenn., June 26, and to Corinth, Miss., July 2-3. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862.

SERVICE.-Companies "B," "E," "H," "I" and "K" moved from Corinth, Miss., to Jacinto July 22, 1862, and to Eastport, Miss., August 3-5. March to Nashville, Tenn., August 18 - September 4, then to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg September 11-26. 2Out of a total of 1,610 soldiers, the Regiment lost 3 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded during service and 3 Officers and 144 Enlisted men by disease.

1 Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Vol. 1. - 1861-1865. Leavenworth, Kansas: Bulletin Co-operative Printing Company (Chicago), 1867.
2National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


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