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22nd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 29, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November, 1862. Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad until January, 1863. Moved to Belle Plains and Joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Duty at Belle Plains until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Ordered home for muster out June, reaching Trenton June 22, Mustered out June 22, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.

23rd Regiment Infantry "Yahoos"

Organized at Beverly, N.J., and mustered in September 13, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26, thence moved to Frederick, Md. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--March to Bakersville, Md,, October 8, 1862, and join 1st New Jersey Brigade. At Bakersville, Md., until October 30. At New Baltimore November 9-16. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Duty near Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Regiment volunteered for service before muster out during the Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign, and moved to Harrisburg, Pa. Mustered out June 27, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 54 Enlisted men by disease. Total 90.

24th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Camp Cadwallader, Beverly, N.J., and mustered in September 16, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 30, 1862. Attached to District of Washington October, 1862. Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--At Camp Ingham on East Capital Hill until October 14. At Camp Nixon near Chain Bridge until October 18. Picketing Leesburg Road and fatigue duty at Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy until October 25. At Camp Cumberland until December 1. March to Falmouth, Va., December 1-9. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Camp Knight until January, 1863. At Camp Robertson until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out at Beverly, N.J., June 29, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 102.

25th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Beverly, N.J., and mustered in Companies "A," "C," "E," "H" and "K" September 18, and Companies "B," "D," "F," "G" and "I" September 26, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 10,1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Camp on East Capital Hill and picket at Fairfax Seminary until November 30. March to Aquia Creek, Va., November 30-December 8, thence to Falmouth, Va. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Camp near Falmouth until February 11, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11, and duty there until March 13. Picket at Fort Jericho near Dismal Swamp until April 10. Siege of Suffolk April 11-May 4. Near Suffolk, Reed's Ferry, Nansemond Church Road May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Constructing Fort New Jersey near Norfolk, Va., May 10 to June 4. Moved to Portsmouth June 4. At Camp Cadwallader, Beverly, N.J., June 8-20. Mustered out at Beverly, N.J., June 20, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 37 Enlisted men by disease. Total 57.

26th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, N.J., and mustered in September 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26. Camp on Capital Hill until October 1. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Hagerstown, Md., October 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. At Hagerstown, Md., until October 31. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 31-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Reached Washington, D.C., June 17. Mustered out at Newark, N.J., June 27, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 36.

 

27th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, N. J, and mustered in September 3, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 9, 1862. At East Capital Hill until October 29 and near Alexandria, Va., until December 1. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863, and Army of the Ohio, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Moved to Fredericksburg December 1-10. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11-13, thence to Suffolk, Va., March 18, and to Lexington and Nicholasville, Ky., March 19-28. Operations against Pegram's forces until May. Expedition to Monticello April 25-May 8. Monticello May 1. Camp near Somerset until June 3. Moved to Hickman's Bridge, thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, June 15. Volunteered services in Pennsylvania during Lee's invasion of that state, after term had expired. On duty at Wheeling, W. Va., and at Pittsburgh, Pa., and vicinity until June 26. Moved to Harrisburg, Pa., June 26, thence to New Jersey and mustered out July 2, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 94.

28th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Freehold and mustered in September 15, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 2, 1862. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, October to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., October 3 to December 1, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., December 1-9. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out July 6, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.

29th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Freehold, N.J., and mustered in September 20, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 28, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until November, 1862. Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad until January, 1863. Moved to Belie Plain, Va., and Joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Duty at Belie Plain until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Ordered home for muster out June. Mustered out July 6, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 39 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

30th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Flemmington, N.J., and mustered in September 17, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 30, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until November, 1862. Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad until January, 1863. Moved to Belie Plain, Va., and joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Duty at Belle Plain until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Ordered home for muster out June. Mustered out June 27, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 62 Enlisted men by disease. Total 64.

31st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Flemmington, N.J., and mustered in September 17, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the defenses of Washington until November, 1862. Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad until January, 1863. Moved to Belle Plain, Va., and joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Duty at Belle Plain until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's, Mill Creek, April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Ordered home for muster out June. Mustered out June 24, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 39 Enlisted men by disease.

32nd Regiment Volunteers

See 2nd Cavalry.

33rd Regiment Infantry "2nd Zouaves"

Organized at Newark, N.J., and mustered in September 3, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 8, 1863, thence moved to Warrenton, Va., September 13-19. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Georgia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 26-30, 1863, thence moved to mouth of Battle Creek, October 18, and duty there guarding bridges until November 4. Moved to Lookout Valley, Tenn., November 4-6. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Alabama until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Smithfield, N. C., April 11. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 23-24. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 85 Enlisted men by disease. Total 163.

34th Regiment Infantry

Organization commenced at Beverly, N.J. Company "A" mustered in September 3; Company "C" September 21, and Company "G" September 23, 1863. Transferred to Trenton, N.J., October 3, 1863, and Company "B" organized October 15; Company "D" October 6; Company "E" October 26; Company "F" October 8; Company "H" October 6; Company "I" October 20, and Company "K" November 9, 1863. Left State for Eastport, Miss., November 16. 1863. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1864. District of Paducah, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New) Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. District of Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1866.

SERVICE.--Moved from Eastport, Miss., to Columbus, Ky., December 12-20, 1863, thence to Union City, Tenn., December 20. Expedition to Huntington, Tenn., in pursuit of Forest December 22, 1863, to January 21, 1864. Garrison duty at Columbus, Ky., January 21 to August 28. Expedition to Riley's Landing February 17. Near Island No. 10 March 6. Scout from Island No. 10 to New Madrid March 18 (Co. "C"). Skirmishes at Columbus, Ky.. March 27 and April 11-13. Hickman June 10. Expedition into the interior July 9-12. (Co. "C" on duty at Island No. 10 July and August.) Clinton July 10. Expedition to Uniontown, Ky., against Johnston and Adams August 15-25. Moved to Mayfield, Ky., August 28. Duty there and at Paducah, Ky., until December Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 25, thence to Eastport, Miss., January 11, 1865, and duty there until February 7. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 7-22. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, March to Montgomery April 13-25, and provost duty there, at Montevallo, Talladega, Gainesville, Tuscaloosa and other points in Alabama until April. 1866. Mustered out April 10, 1866. Discharged at Trenton, N.J., April 30, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 170.

35th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Flemmington, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" August 28; Company "B" September 25; Company "C" September 15; Company "D" October 13; Companies "E" and "F" September 18; Company "G" September 21 at Freehold; Company "I" September 18, and Company "K" September 15, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 19, 1863. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November, 1863. Moved to Eastport, Miss., November 9-28, thence to Columbus, Ky., and Union City, Tenn., December 12-20, and duty there until January 16, 1864. Moved to Columbus, Ky., thence to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Meridian February 9-13. Marion February 15-17. Meridian February 16. Operations in West Tennessee against Forest March 16-April 14. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 5-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5, Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19-22. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. At Eastpoint until October 4. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnaissance to Salkehatchie River January 20, 1865. River's and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, S.C., February 2. River's Bridge February 3. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River, Orangeburg, February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3-4. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 5, and duty there until July. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 24 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 159.

 

36th Regiment Volunteers

See 3rd Cavalry.

37th Regiment Infantry.

Organized at Camp Delaware. Trenton, N.J.. and mustered in June 23, 1864. Left State for City Point, Va., June 28. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., July 1 to September 26, 1864. Attached to 10th Army Corps, Unassigned, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia, and North Carolina.

SERVICE.--Fatigue duty at Point of Rocks, Va., and at Redoubt Converse on Spring Hill, near Appomattox River, until August 28. Assigned to duty by detachments, at Broadway Landing, unloading vessels, at Corps Headquarters, with the Ambulance Corps. At Point of Rocks in charge of Commissary Department. Duty in trenches before Petersburg, Va., in rear of Hare House Battery August 28-September 25. Ordered to Trenton, N.J., September 26. Mustered out at Trenton, N.J., October 1, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

38th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" September 22, Company "B" September 9, Company "C" September 10, Company "D" September 24, Company "E" October 1, Company "F" September 22, Company "G" September 27, Company "H" September 30, Company "I" September 12, and Company "K" September 15, 1864. Left State by detachments, Companies "B," "C," "I" and "K" September 20, 1864; Companies "A," "D" and "F" September 29, 1864, and Companies "E," "G" and "H" October 4, 1864, for City Point, Va. Attached to Separate Brigade, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, and assigned to garrison duty at Fort Powhatan, James River, until April, 1865. Moved to City Point and mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost 14 by disease during service.

39th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Newark, N.J., October 3, 1864. Left State for City Point, Va., by detachments October 4-10, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., temporarily, October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty on breastworks at City Point, Va., October, 1864, then moved to Poplar Grove Church. Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Va., October 27-28, 1864. Siege of Petersburg until April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 2, 1865. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to City Point, thence to Washington and Alexandria April 20-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 29 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42.

40th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Trenton, N.J., February 2, 1865. Left State for Petersburg, Va., by Companies as follows: Company "A" mustered in October 24, 1864, left State October 24, 1864. Company "B" mustered in December 24, 1864, and January 12, 1865, left State December 24, 1864, and January 12, 1865. Company "C" mustered in January 21, 1865, and left State January 21, 1865. Company "D" mustered in January 27, and left State January 31, 1865. Company "E" mustered in February 2, and left State February 6, 1865. Company "F" mustered in February 9, and left State February 10, 1865. Company "G" mustered in February 16, and left State February 17, 1865. Company "H" mustered in February 22, and left State February 24, 1865. Company "I" mustered in March 2, and left State March 4, 1865. Company "K" mustered En March 10, and left State March 12, 1865. Each Company attached to 4th New Jersey Infantry, on arrival, until 6th Company, then assumed Regimental organization, and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps.

Siege operations against Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 18. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 18-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 17 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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