85th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


Source:  U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)

9 Nov 03

Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. 1993. Vol. 5, pp. 1-27 (14 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v4. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Dickey, Luther S. History of the Eighty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, l86l-l865, Comprising an Authentic Narrative of Casey's Division at the Battle of Seven Pines. NY: Powers, l9l5. 467 p. E527.5.85th.D53.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. E491.D992. See pp. 1602-03 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Hadden, James. History of the Old Flag of the Eighty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Civil War, l86l-5. Uniontown, PA: News Standard, 1902. 21 p. E527.5.85th.H32.

McJunkin, Milton. The Bloody 85th: The Letters ofa Western Pennsylvania Soldier. [Ed by Ronn Palm, Richard Sauers & Patrick Schroeder] Daleville, VA: Schroeder, 2000. 201 p. E527.5.85th.B66.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 233-35 (3 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:

Acheson, John - PaSaveFlagsColl (Officer's transcribed letters, l86l-l865)

Hadden, James - HCWRTColl-CocoColl (Officer's regimental history, l86l-l865)

Issard, William - CWMiscColl (Enlisted man's poem, l862)

McJunkin, Milton E. - RonnPalmColl

Marshall, Samuel - HCWRTColl-Ellis-MarshallFamilyColl






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