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8th virginia (see main description for battle honours)

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The 8th virginia, known as the old bloody eighth was formed in may 1861 and, saw service in the eastern theatre as part of the army of northern virginia, throughout the war. Later service as part of picketts divisionbattles: bull run, yorktown siege, williamsburg, seven pines, seven days battles, gaines mill, fraysers farm, second bull run, south mountain, antietam, fredericksburg, gettysburg, north anna, cold harbour, petersburg siege, five forks, saylors creek, appomattox court house. Army of northern virginia type battleflag. The original flag was captured at the battle of gettysburg and, now resides in the museum of the confederacy, richmond virginia.