84th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1862)

Also Known As: Eighty-fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Updated: May 26, 2011

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units.

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict.

Infantry regiments formed in Ohio became known as regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. They served for varying lengths of time, averaging one hundred days to three years. On June 10, 1862, the 84th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry mustered into service at Camp Chase, at Columbus, Ohio. The men in the regiment were to serve three months.

On June 11, 1862, officials dispatched the 84th to Cumberland, Maryland. Upon arriving at Cumberland, the regiment primarily sought to intercept Confederate smugglers, spies, and mail carriers and to defend against Confederate guerrilla attacks. On September 13, 1862, authorities ordered the 84th to New Creek, where the regiment garrisoned the town and a fort located just north of the community. Military officials anticipated an attack by Confederate forces under General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson that did not materialize. The 84th then traveled to Camp Chase and then to Camp Delaware at Delaware, Ohio, where the regiment mustered out of service on September 20, 1862.

During the 84th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry’s term of service, fourteen men, including two officers, perished from disease or accidents. No men died from wounds received on the battlefield.

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