By John C. Rigdon
At Appomattox, the remnant denied the 1st rumors of give up and indignantly tore their battle-flag into shreds to maintain as mementos. Of 1377 males on its roll, the eighth misplaced three hundred killed or mortally wounded, over one hundred seventy died of affliction, and 236 have been discharged or transferred; sixteen officials and 153 males surrendered.
COMPANIES OF THE AL eighth INFANTRY REGIMENT
Co. "A", Alabama Rangers (Perry): younger Lea Royston (promoted); Thomas Phelan (KIA, Gaines' Mill); Thomas Heard (wounded, The desolate tract)
Co. "B", Governor's Guards (Coosa): Thomas W. W. Davies (promoted to significant, twenty eighth AL Regt, 20 March 62); G. W. Hannon (KIA, Gaines' Mill); M. G. McWilliams (died in carrier, 10 Jan 64); George T. L. Robison (wounded, Petersburg)
Co. "C", Alex Stephens' Guards (Mobile): Charles Thomas Ketchum (resigned, eight Nov 61); Leonard F. Summers (KIA, Seven Pines); W. Benjamin Briggs (resigned, 15 Oct 62); H. C. Lea; Henry McHugh (KIA, The Crater)
Co. "D", self sufficient Blues (Dallas): James Kent (resigned, 1 Nov 61); Robert A. McCrary (KIA, Salem Church); William R. Knox (wounded, Petersburg)
Co. "E", Hamp Smith Rifles (Mobile): William Thomas Smith (resigned, 20 Dec 61); Crawford E. Blackwood (wounded, Frazier's Farm; resigned, 30 Sept 62); A. H. Ravesies (wounded, Sharpsburg; retired, 19 Oct sixty four)
Co. "F" (Butler): Hillary Abner Herbert (promoted, five could 62); Lewis A. Livingston (wounded, Gettysburg, and died as a POW); Ira W. Stott (retired, 19 Oct 64); George Hatch
Co. "G" (Mobile): John P. Emrich (promoted, sixteen June 62); Anthony Kohler (wounded, Gettysburg, and captured)
Co. "H", cellular autonomous Scouts (Mobile): William F. Cleveland (resigned, 24 Oct 62); William W. Mordecai (wounded, Petersburg)
Co. "I", Emerald Guards (Mobile): Patrick C. Loughry (KIA, Seven Pines); C. P. B. Branegan (KIA, Gettysburg); John McGrath (wounded, The barren region, Spotsylvania; retired, 27 Dec sixty four)
Co. "K", Southern Guards (Perry): Duke Nall (wounded, Sharpsburg; promoted, 2 Nov 64); William lengthy Fagan.
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Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 8th Infantry Regiment (Confederate Regimental History Series Book 37) by John C. Rigdon