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8th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Minnesota
Active June 2, 1862 to July 11, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 8th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.


The 8th Minnesota was mustered into Federal service at Fort Snelling and St. Paul, Minnesota between June 2 and September 1, 1862. It first served guarding the frontier in the Dakota War of 1862, and in 1864 was ordered south where they fought in Tennesee, the Carolinas and elsewhere.

It was mustered out on July 11, 1865.


The 8th Minnesota Infantry suffered 1 officers and 26 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 56 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 83 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Minor T. Thomas - August 24, 1862, to July 11, 1865.


Andrews, General C.C. ed. (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

Christianson, Theodore, LL.D., L.H.D. (1935). History of Minnesota, vol. IV. The American Historical Society, Inc.. 

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List of Minnesota Civil War Units