United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania

The 85th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 90 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 146 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 16 Organized at Uniontown
November 12 Left State for Washington, D.C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army Potomac for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va
March 28 Moved to the Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 24-27 Reconnaissance to Seven Pines
May 24 Skirmishes at Seven Pines, Savage Station and Chickahominy
May 29 Seven Pines
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 30 Brackett’s
July 1
Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-23 Moved to Fortress Monroe
September 18 To Suffolk, attached to Wessell’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia
October 3 Reconnaissance to Franklin on the Blackwater
December 4 Ordered to New Berne, N. C.
December 10-21 Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina
December 13-14 Southwest Creek
December 14 Kinston
December 16 Whitehall
December 17 Goldsboro
December Duty at New Berne, N. C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 28-31 Moved to Port Royal, S.C.; at St. Helena Island, S. C.
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Dept. of the South
April At Folly Island, S.C. attached to Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
June Attached to 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 10 Attack on Morris Island. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 11 and 18 Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris, Island, S.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 18 Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston
September 7 Duty on Morris and Folly Islands operating against Charleston
October Attached to Howell’s Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
December Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., and duty there and attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps
February 22 Expedition to Whitemarsh Island, Ga.
April Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond
May 9 Ware Bottom Church
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrow field Church
May 12-16 Proctor’s Creek and operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-30 Operations on Bermuda Hundred front
May 20 Ware Bottom Church
June 16-17 Port Walthal, beginning of siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
June 20 Ware Bottom Church
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 7 Darbytown Road
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November 22 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 188th Pennsylvania Infantry.