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The 84th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 119 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 98 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
August – October Organized at Huntingdon and Camp Curtin
November-December At Camp Curtin, Pa.
1862
December 31-January 2 Moved to Hancock, Md., then to Bath
January 4 Action at Bath
January 5 At Hancock. Attached to 1st Brigade, Lander’s Division, Army Potomac
January 10-12 Retreat to Cumberland, Md.
January-March Duty guarding North and South Branch Bridges and at Paw Paw Tunnel
March Attached to 1st Brigade, Shield’s 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Corps
March 5-15 Advance on Winchester, Va.
March 23
Battle of Kernstown

Colonel Murray was killed trying to rally the regiment when it was forced to fall back in the late afternoon.

April Attached to 1st Brigade, Shield’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
April 17 Occupation of Mt. Jackson
April 18- May 2 Provost at Berryville
May Attached to 4th Brigade, Shield’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
May 12-22 March to Fredericksburg
May 25-29 Return to Front Royal
May 31 Action near Front Royal
June 8-9 Port Republic
June 29 Moved to Alexandria and duty there attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 20-24 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 28 Thoroughfare Gap
August 29
Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1
Battle of Chantilly
September Duty at Arlington Heights, Defenses of Washington, Whipple’s Command,
October 18 Moved to Pleasant Valley, Md.
October 24-November 19 To Warrenton and Falmouth, Virginia. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth, Va.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July-24 Gettysburg Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was not engaged during the battle of Gettysburg. It was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Milton Opp, mustered 240 men and suffered no casualties.

From the monument on the Gettysburg battlefield: 

July 1. The regiment was on duty guarding the division wagon trains. Moved with the column on the road from Taneytown to Emmitsburg and on the opening of the battle was ordered with the train to Westminster Md. where it arrived July 2d at 7 a.m. and picketed the roads near the wagon parks until the close of the battle.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 23 Wapping Heights, Va.
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 Payne’s Farm
1864
January Regiment reenlisted
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February-May Duty near Brandy Station
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign. Attached to 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21 Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 19 Battle of Harris Farm
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
May 31 Haw’s Shop
June 1-12 Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18 Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Weldon Railroad
July Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
July 27-29 Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
September 29-October 2 Peeble’s Farm, Poplar Grove Church
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
1865
January 13 Consolidated with 57th Pennsylvania Infantry