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Muster In: Organized at Huntingdon and Camp Curtin August to October, 1861.1
Muster Out: Consolidated with 57th Pennsylvania Infantry January 13, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Major George Zinn (of the 57th PA)
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Captain John R. Ross
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Captain Samuel Bryan
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
    • 302 officers and men PFD (June 15, 1864)5
    • 162 officers and men PFD (June 16, 1864)6
    • 275 officers and men PFD (June 17, 1864)7
    • 264 officers and men PFD (June 18, 1864)8
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)9

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15,16

  • Commander: Major George Zinn (of the 57th PA)(July 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 84th Pennsylvania was assigned to 2/3/II/AotP from 4/3/II/AotP on July (?), 1864.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Captain John R. Ross (August 31, 1864)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21,22

  • Commander: Captain John R. Ross (at least September 30-October 5, 1864)23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Captain John R. Ross (October 31, 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army27 ,28

  • Commander: Captain Samuel Bryan (December 31, 1864)29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 84th Pennsylvania consisted of four (4) companies at this time.30
  • Note: This regiment participated in Warren’s Stony Creek, or “Apple Jack” Raid to Belfield and Hicksford, Virginia in mid-December 1864.31

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (January 1-13, 1865)(Need source)

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 84th Pennsylvania consisted of four (4) companies at this time. (Need source)
  • Note: The 84th Pennsylvania was consolidated with the 57th Pennsylvania on January 13, 1865 and was no longer an independent command from that date forward.32

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.33

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to January 6, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Peeble’s Farm, Poplar Grove Church, September 29-October 2.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Consolidated with 57th Pennsylvania Infantry January 13, 1865.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Web Sites:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    5. Per David L. Richards, pulled from the 84th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Books in the Nationl Archives.  David maintains the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Facebook Group.
    6. Per David L. Richards, pulled from the 84th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Books in the Nationl Archives.  David maintains the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Facebook Group.
    7. Per David L. Richards, pulled from the 84th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Books in the Nationl Archives.  David maintains the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Facebook Group.
    8. Per David L. Richards, pulled from the 84th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Books in the Nationl Archives.  David maintains the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Facebook Group.
    9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 84th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 52; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    13. Per David L. Richards, pulled from the 84th Pennsylvania’s Regimental Books in the Nationl Archives.  David maintains the 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Facebook Group.
    14. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 84th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 52; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 253
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 118: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    21. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1299.
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 139: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    23. John R. Ross’ official report of the 84th P.V.I. for operations September 30 – October 5, 1864 was never published in the Official Records, Vol. 42, part 1.  It was uncovered November 29, 1993 by David L. Richards, Gettysburg, PA in the 84th P.V.I. Regimental Papers (boxed) at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 459: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 154: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 459: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    27. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1116: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    28. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1116: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1116: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    31. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    33. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    34. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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