This regiment, known as the Eighth Union League regiment, was recruited in the city of Philadelphia, and in the counties of Lancaster and Northampton, and was organized in March, 1865, with the following field officers:
Soon after its organization, it was ordered to the Shenandoah Valley, where, upon its arrival, it reported to General Egan, in command of the department, and was employed in guard and provost duty until July, when it was ordered to Washington, and was engaged in garrisoning the city. In November, Major Worrall, with a detachment, was ordered to duty at Annapolis, Maryland, where he was placed in command of the post. The regiment was finally mustered out of service at Washington, on the 21st of March, 1866. Source: Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.
- David B. M'Kibbin, Colonel;
- W. H. Harrison, Lieutenant Colonel;
- Washington M. Worrall, Major
Organization:Organized at Philadelphia March, 1865,
and ordered to the Shenandoah Valley, Va.
Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.
Garrison of Washington, 22nd Corps, to March, 1866.
Service:Guard and provost duty in the Shenandoah Valley till July, 1865,
and garrison duty at Washington till March, 1866.
Mustered out March 21, 1866.
Losses:Regiment lost 24 by disease.
Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other Reliable Documents and Sources.Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908
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