About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Grey granite with a bronze tablet.
What size is it? Overall: approx. H. 16 ft. 10 in.; Die: approx. W. 4 ft. 2 in. x D. 4 ft. 2 in.; Base: W. 6 ft. 11 in. x D. 6 ft. 11 in.
Who made it? P. F. Eisenbrown & Sons, fabricator.
What does it depict? Square tapered marker on a low rough-hewn base. It has an ornate, diamond-shaped cap, and relief ornaments include crossed swords and the Pennsylvania State Seal. Monument is a stepped/tapered shaft of pebble finish coursed granite topped with a crown composed of three-dimensional diamonds/lozenges, incised inscriptions, crossed gun bas-relief, and bronze tablet and set on a 6.10 foot square base. Overall height is 16.10 feet. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? The service of the 84th Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign. Not present at the battlefield.
How is it inscribed? 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 AM/AND PICKETED THE ROADS NEAR THE WAGON/PARKS UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THE BATTLE./1ST BRIG. 2D DIV. 3RD CORPS
When was this photograph taken? December 8, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Pleasonton Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Monument faces west.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or altered materially.
Commander: Lt. Col. Milton Opp (1835-1864). Lawyer. Mortally wounded during the Overland Campaign. Second cousin to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
Number Engaged: The 84th was engaged in guarding the trains and supplies at both Westminster and at Taneytown. It was not present at Gettysburg.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. Milton Opp (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Blair, Lycoming, Clearfield, Dauphin, Columbia, Cameron, and Westmoreland counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Huntingdon and Camp Curtin August to October, 1861. At Camp Curtin, Pa., until December 31, 1861. Moved to Hancock, Md., December 31-January 2, 1862, thence to Bath. Action at Bath January 4, and at Hancock January 5. Attached to 1st Brigade, Lander’s Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shield’s 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shield’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. 4th Brigade, Shield’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to January, 1865.
SERVICE.–Retreat to Cumberland, Md., January 10-12, 1862. Duty guarding North and South Branch Bridges and at Paw Paw Tunnel until March, 1862. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 5-15. Battle of Winchester March 23. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. Provost at Berryville until May 2. March to Fredericksburg May 12-22, and return to Front Royal May 25-29. Action near Front Royal May 31. Port Republic June 8-9. Moved to Alexandria June 29. Duty there until July. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-24. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Duty at Arlington Heights, Defenses of Washington, Whipple’s Command, until October. Moved to Pleasant Valley, Md., October 18, thence to Warrenton and Falmouth October 24-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July-24. Guarding Corps’ trains during battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly’s Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne’s Farm November 27. Regiment reenlisted January, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Duty near Brandy Station until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Harris Farm May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Haw’s Shop May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. 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. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 98 Enlisted men by disease. Total 224.
Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
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