85th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  
*Dickey, Luther S. (Luther Samuel). ''History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 : comprising an authentic narrative of Casey's division at the Battle of Seven Pines.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|663937|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084035}}
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*Dickey, Luther S. (Luther Samuel). ''History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 : comprising an authentic narrative of Casey's division at the Battle of Seven Pines.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|663937|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084035}} and (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1993), {{FHL|300046|item|disp=FHL film 1598021 Item 6}}
  
 
*Hadden, James. ''History of the old flag of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Civil War, 1861-1865.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|663930|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084036}}
 
*Hadden, James. ''History of the old flag of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Civil War, 1861-1865.'' (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|663930|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6084036}}
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*McJunkin, Milton, Richard Allen Sauers, Patrick A. Schroeder, and Ronn Palm. "The Bloody 85th: The Letters of Milton McJunkin, a Western Pennsylvania Soldier in the Civil War". (Daleville, Va: Schroeder Publications, 2000). {{FHL|1023534|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 M2mc}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/bloody-85th-the-letters-of-milton-mcjunkin-a-western-pennsylvania-soldier-in-the-civil-war/oclc/58600196&referer=brief_results WorldCat].
 
*McJunkin, Milton, Richard Allen Sauers, Patrick A. Schroeder, and Ronn Palm. "The Bloody 85th: The Letters of Milton McJunkin, a Western Pennsylvania Soldier in the Civil War". (Daleville, Va: Schroeder Publications, 2000). {{FHL|1023534|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 M2mc}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/bloody-85th-the-letters-of-milton-mcjunkin-a-western-pennsylvania-soldier-in-the-civil-war/oclc/58600196&referer=brief_results WorldCat].
  
* [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/85th/85thtorg.html PaRoots] gives a history of this regiment. It has a [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew3.html roster] for each company and lists [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew3.html additional sources].  
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*[http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/85th/85thtorg.html PaRoots] gives a history of this regiment. It has a [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew3.html roster] for each company and lists [http://www.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew3.html additional sources].
  
* [http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/85th_rgt_inf.html Ranger 95] has a history for this regiment as well as rosters for each company.
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*[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war_us/penna/infantry/85th_rgt_inf.html Ranger 95] has a history for this regiment as well as rosters for each company.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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Contents

Brief History

This regiment was organized at Uniontown October 16 to November 12, 1861. It mustered out November 22, 1864.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Field Officers and Staff - See Roster

Company A - Many men were recruited in Washington County - See Roster

Company B - Many men were recruited in Washington County - See Roster

Company C - Many men were recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Company D - Many men were recruited in Washington County - See Roster

Company E - Many men were recruited in Washington County and Fayette County - See Roster

Company F - Many men were recruited in Greene County - See Roster

Company G - Many men were recruited in Fayette County and Greebe County - See Roster

Company H - Many men were recruited in Somerset County - See Roster

Company I - Many men were recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Company K - Many men were recruited in Fayette County - See Roster

Unassigned Men - See Roster



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,826 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Pennsylvania in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Dickey, Luther S. (Luther Samuel). History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 : comprising an authentic narrative of Casey's division at the Battle of Seven Pines. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6084035 and (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1993), FHL film 1598021 Item 6
  • Hadden, James. History of the old flag of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Civil War, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6084036
  • McJunkin, Milton, Richard Allen Sauers, Patrick A. Schroeder, and Ronn Palm. "The Bloody 85th: The Letters of Milton McJunkin, a Western Pennsylvania Soldier in the Civil War". (Daleville, Va: Schroeder Publications, 2000). FHL Book 974.8 M2mc. WorldCat.
  • Ranger 95 has a history for this regiment as well as rosters for each company.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).