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Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories & Rosters


1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 15th NJ Inf., New Jersey Brigade
North Sedgwick Avenue, Weikert Hill

New Jersey Infantry Monument Gettysburg

New Jersey Brigade"
Fought in all important battles
of the Army of the Potomac
from May 1861 to the end of the
war at Appomattox Court House
in 1865. TOTAL STRENGTH 13,805,
including 10th, 23rd, and 40th
which were attached to the

First Brigade,
New Jersey Volunteers,
Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert.
1st. 2d. 3d. 4th and 15th.
Regiments Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps.
July 2, in reserve, July 3 and 4
Detached from the Corps,
Held this position.
NEW JERSEY, A. D. 1888.
In testimony of the patriotism,
courage and patient endurance
of her volunteer soldiers.



1st New Jersey Brigade Antietam
North side of Cornfield Avenue

First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery September 17, 1862

This stone marks the right of the brigade, when a little after noon it was formed to charge the
woods North of the Dunkard Church. The order was countermanded and the brigade moved a short distance to the left to support the Corps Artillery, soon after which Hexamer's Battery engaged and silenced the Confederate Artillery at Dunkard Church.

1st New Jersey Brigade Antietam
Monument located on Smoketown Road

First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery
September 17, 1862


The Brigade arrived upon the field from Crampton's Pass about noon, and was formed for a charge upon the Confederate line just North of the Dunkard Church. The order for the charge was countermanded, and the brigade took position across this road, in support of the 6rh Corps Artillery, the right of the brigade in woods North of the road, the left in the open field South, where it remained, under artillery fire, until the morning of the 19th.


New Jersey State Monument Antietam
Hagerstown Turnpike at the intersection with Cornfield Avenue

Monument Text

Thirteenth New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Ezra A. Carman, Commanding
Third Brigade, First Division
Twelfth Corps.

Here this Regiment, seventeen days after leaving home, met "its Baptism of fire", September 17, 1862. The first to fall was Captain Hugh C. Irish, later in the day the regiment was heavily engaged in rear of the Dunkard Church, its loss during the day was 102, in the army of the Potomac, and afterwards with General Sherman's Army, the Regiment served until the close of the war.

First New Jersey Infantry
Lieut. Col. Mark W. Collett, Commanding First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps.

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th New Jersey Infantry and Hexamer's Battery A, were known as the "First New Jersey Brigade". These were the first three year Volunteers from the State. After serving through the peninsula campaign the Brigade on Sept. 14, 1862 performed such gallant service at Crampton's Pass as to call forth the High Commendation reproduced on the next tablet.

Second New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Samuel L. Buck, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps.

Headquarters, 1st, Brigade, 1st Division Sixth Corps, Camp in Crampton's Pass Maryland
Sept. 15, 1862.
General Orders Soldiers of the first New Jersey Brigade.

The 14th of September, 1862, is one long to be remembered, for on that day you dashingly met and drove the enemy at every point, your advance in line of battle, under a galling Artillery fire was a feat seldom if ever surpassed. The Heights you took show plainly what determined and well disciplined soldiers can do.

Third New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Henry W. Brown, Commanding,
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps"

You have sustained the reputation of your state and done credit to your officers and yourselves. While we lament the death of our brave comrades who have fallen so gloriously we can only command their souls to God and their sorrowing friend to his sure protection. May you go from Victory to Victory, is the hope and wish of the Colonel commanding Brigade".
A.T.A. Tolbert
Colonel Commanding

4th New Jersey Infantry
Colonel William B. Hatch, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division,
Sixth Corps.

From its Bivouac at Crampton's Pass the first New Jersey Brigade marched to the field on the morning of September 17, 1862, and took position 600 yards, easterly of this point near the Dunkard Church, where it remained until Sept. 19. It supported the sixth Corps Artillery and for six hours was under severe Artillery fire by which several men were killed or wounded.

Battery A.
First New Jersey Artillery
Captain William Hexamer, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps

After engagement at Crampton's Pass Sept. 14, 1862, the Battery was engaged on Sept. 17, at three different points on this field. From three to six o'clock the Battery fired 280 shells, 200 shrapnel and 15 canisters, forcing out of position two Confederate Batteries and repelling an Infantry force.


1st Infantry Regiment

2nd Infantry Regiment

3rd Infantry Regiment

4th Infantry Regiment

5th Infantry Regiment

6th Infantry Regiment

7th Infantry Regiment

8th Infantry Regiment

9th Infantry Regiment

10th Infantry Regiment

11th Infantry Regiment

12th Infantry Regiment

13th Infantry Regiment

14th Infantry Regiment

15th Infantry Regiment

16th Infantry Regiment----

17th Infantry Regiment** 18th Infantry Regiment**
19th Infantry Regiment** 20th Infantry Regiment**

21st Infantry Regiment

22nd Infantry Regiment

23rd Infantry Regiment

24th Infantry Regiment

25th Infantry Regiment

26th Infantry Regiment

27th Infantry Regiment

28th Infantry Regiment

29th Infantry Regiment

30th Infantry Regiment

31st Infantry Regiment

32nd Infantry Regiment

33rd Infantry Regiment

34th Infantry Regiment

35th Infantry Regiment

36th Infantry Regiment

37th Infantry Regiment

38th Infantry Regiment

39th Infantry Regiment 40th Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, Veteran Infantry 2nd Regiment Veteran Infantry
3rd Battalion, Veteran Infantry Volunteer Recruits, Hoboken, New Jersey
Unassigned Jewish Soldiers

**Failed to complete organization.



1st Cavalry Regiment

2nd Cavalry Regiment

3rd Cavalry Regiment

Van Reypen's Unattached Company, New Jersey Cavalry

1st Regiment Light Artillery

Battery "A"

Battery "B"

Battery "C"

Battery "D"

Battery "E"

New Jersey Brigade

The Brigade, consisting of the First, Second, Third and Fourth Regiments, was mustered into the service of the United States, at Trenton, May 1, 1861, by Major THEODORE T. S. LAIDLEY and Lieut. ALFRED T. A. TORBERT, U. S. Army. On the 3d day of May the Brigade left the State, arrived at Annapolis, Md., May 5th, and reported to the President, at Washington, D. C., the following day, being the first fully organized Brigade to arrive for the defense of the National Capital at the battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861, the Brigade was held as a reserve, but not engaged.  On the expiration of their term of service, the Brigade returned to New Jersey, for muster out.

Charles E. Bennett--Colonel-
Joel Parker--Major General of the 3rd Division, N.J. Militia during the Civil War.  Was also the 27th and 30th Governor of New Jersey.
George Maxwell Robeson--Brigadier General N.J. Militia also a Congressman
Rescarrick M. Smith--Colonel in the Civil War.  New Jersey State Treasurer
Robert H. Howell--Paymaster Department of N.J.  Major.
Lewis Perrine--N.J. Quartermaster General
William H. Skirm--General, National Guard
Robert Field Stockton--Adjutant General
John C. Rafferty--Lieutenant Colonel N.J. Militia

1st New Jersey Militia

2nd New Jersey Militia

3rd New Jersey Militia

4th New Jersey Militia

Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (N.J. Units)

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Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865.  Volume I & II.  Compiled in the Office of the Adjutant General.  Published by Authority of the Legislature.  William S. Stryker, Adjutant General.  Trenton, New Jersey, John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876.