Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

8th N.Y.V. Rifles

May 13, 2013

Library of Congress,Miscellaneous document sources

8th N.Y.V. Rifles

Wikipedia: “The 8th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was also known as the First German Rifles or Blenker’s Rifles.

“The regiment was organized in New York City and was mustered in for a two year enlistment on April 23, 1861.

“The regiment was mustered out of service on April 23, 1863. Men who chose to re-enlist were assigned to the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.”


Library of Congress: Artist – Alfred R. Waud; drawing on cream paper : pencil ; 13.8 x 9.1 cm. (sheet).

Library of Congress image.


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