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8th Regiment Artillery Troops Roster

Identifier: SC-MS-047

Scope and Contents

This document is a roster of the Union troops of the 8th Regiment Artillery of New York commanded by Colonel James M. Watson as of February 1865. W.S. Williamson was listed as the adjutant. It lists the number of men lost during service by disease or mortal wounds.


  • Creation: 1865 February

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Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical Note

The 8th regiment artillery of New York was designated as such in December 19, 1862, having previously been the 129th regiment of infantry before being converted into a regiment of artillery. Troops were originally recruited from Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans counties. The regiment served outside the state around Baltimore and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia into 1865, until some of the companies mustered out and were honorably discharged on June 5, 1865, with the rest of the companies transferred to other New York infantry or artillery companies.


1 Folder (Contains 1 flat file.)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the William S. Morris family on August 11, 1986.

Related Publications

A regimental history of the 8th can be found in Dyer’s A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Volume III, page 1385.

8th Regiment Artillery Troops Roster
Lana Donaldson Taylor
1988 July 1
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