Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Company A, Incorporated

A Union Civil War Living History and Reenacting organization located in the greater Connecticut area. We are active from Virginia to New England. We strive for accurate historical depiction of our original unit.

Our Regimental History Released!

After decades of research and writing, a regimental history of the Eighth Connecticut Volunteers is finally published. We have achieved our long time objective of capturing their story and leaving their account as a lasting legacy to all the soldiers of the Eighth. Lets keep their history alive!

"The Eighth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War"
By William Liska & Kim Perlotto. McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, 2022

"The Eighth Connecticut Infantry was one of the longest-serving Union volunteer regiments in the Civil War and saw action throughout the Eastern Theater, from Burnside’s expedition in North Carolina to the battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, and campaigns throughout Virginia. Drawing on soldiers’ letters and diaries, this first-ever regimental history of the Eighth chronicles four years of combat service, with maps newly created from historical accounts."

Please email us at 8cv@comcast.net to find out how to get autographed copies of our book. Thank you!

Respectfully, Bill liska & Kim Perlotto

Help the NECWM Bring Seth Plumb’s Uniform Home!

The New England Civil War Museum is raising funds to purchase the uniform of one of Connecticut’s heroes - Sergeant Seth Plumb. Sgt. Plumb served with the 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry through the war until being killed in action at the Battle of Fort Harrison, Virginia.

His uniform frock coat, cap, sash, and a few other items he owned have stayed together over the years, and will soon be homeless with the closing of their current museum in Texas. We now have the opportunity to rescue them, but we need your help to cover the price tag. Help us bring his uniform home!

The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Co.A, Inc.
was incorporated in 1995. It is chartered in Connecticut as a non-profit corporation and is exempt from federal tax by Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible.

The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Co.A, Inc.
is a living history organization, formed to portray a Union infantry company of the Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers during the American Civil War. The purpose of our unit is to educate both members and public alike, and in so doing promote our Civil War heritage.


We welcome all inquiries and membership requests. Please contact us for more information today!


Please visit for our overview of appropriate equipment and uniforms, with our recommended sources.

Our Events

Review our current plans for the campaign season, including local and national events.

Events Archive

Follow this link to review past seasons and what we have done and where we have gone.

8CV Unit Facebook

Our Facebook Blog.

History Facebook

8CV History Facebook Blog.


The United States Volunteers. Visit our national umbrella organization.


The New England Brigade. Visit our regional umbrella organization.


American Battlefield Trust. Great history material with maps, articles, educational resources.

Attention Company!

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8CV Old Website

Old legacy version of our webpages, Not Responsive, FWIW.

A Little About the Eighth Conn.Vols.

    The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Company A, Inc. is an organization of people interested in the American Civil War, and the hobby of living history and re-enacting. We portray a three year infantry regiment from our native Connecticut.

They had a truly honorable service record. We strive for a very accurate portrayal of the unit, the times, and the first-person impressions of characters we research. Our organization conducts on-going research on the 8th Conn. Vols. and continuously improves our impressions accordingly.

We normally are active from early April til late October during the re-enactment season, but also conduct many off-season activities, such as winter tacticals, company drills, discussion groups, recruitment activities, and public living history displays.

More Of Our 8CV Story...

We travel for many of these summer events to several historic locations from Virginia to New England, and have fought on original battlefields, garrisoned original forts, and have had events on and near many National Parks and Battlefield Monuments. We also participate in a good share of community based events, such as local Connecticut and New England re-enactments, march in local parades, and participate in local living history events.

We are always interested in new membership inquiries, and encourage anyone with an interest in history, the Civil War, and the shaping of this nation, to contact us for more information on how to get involved in a very rewarding and unique hobby and organization.

Please contact us at 8cv@comcast.net for more information.

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