12th New Jersey Infantry


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North Hancock Avenue, by Bryan House. Gettysburg

Front:

In memory of
the men of the
Twelfth Regiment
New Jersey Infantry
Volunteers,
who fell upon this field
July 2d & 3d 1863,
and who elsewhere
died under the flag
this monument is dedicated
by their surviving comrades
as an example
to future generations.

12th Regt.
N.J. Vol.

Right Side:

2nd Brigade
 

Rear:

3rd Div.

Left Side:

"Buck & Ball.
Calibre .69."
Two charges were made
by this regiment on Bliss Barn
July 2d & 3d 1863
capturing it

Strength at muster in 992
Gained 907, total 1899
Died in service,
officers 9, enlisted men 252.

Lost on this field
Killed 2 officers, 20 men
Wounded, 4 officers, 80 men.
Missing 9, Total 115.

Located at the Bliss Farm.

Front:

Erected by the State of
New Jersey A.D. 1888
in honor of the 12th
Regiment of Volunteers
a detachment of which in
the afternoon of July 2, 1863.
charged the Bliss house and
barn here capturing the
enemy's skirmish reserve
of 7 officers and 85 men
stationed therein.

Rear:

On the
morning of July 3,
another detachment of
the regiment charged
capturing the buildings
and one officer and
one man and driving
back the skirmish
reserve.
The regiment lost in
these charges 60
officers and men.

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Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Unassigned

Organized at Camp Stockton, Woodbury, N.J., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., September 7, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md. Unattached, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE---Guard duty at Ellicott's Mills, Md., September 8.--December 10, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 10, thence to Join Army of the Potomac December 13-17, reporting at Falmouth, Va., December 20. Duty there until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24 Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September 12. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Picket duty on the Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. At Stevensburg until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D.C., until July. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 168 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 99 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.

TWELFTH REGIMENT. VOLUNTEERS. MUSTERED IN. GAINED. Total Strength. CASUALTIES. Total.
Officers. Enlisted Men. Officers. Enlisted Men. MUSTERED OUT. COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. ENLISTED MEN.
Officers. Enlisted Men. Resigned. Discharged. Promoted Transferred. Died. Deserted. Dismissed. Not accounted for. Discharged. Transferred. Promoted. Died. Deserted. Not accounted for.
Field and Staff 9 5 6 16 36 6 10 5 3       1          2    9          36
Company A 3 98 5 89 195 4 105    1 2    1          11 28 2 24 13 4 195
" B 3 91 6 82 182 4 91    3 1          1    9 20 2 26 22 3 182
" C 3 96 6 85 190 4 88 1 2 1    1          15 16 3 23 33 3 190
" D 3 82 6 80 171 3 57 2    2    1    1    17 14 2 21 49 2 171
" E 3 97 4 77 181 2 98 1 1 2    1          16 23 2 31 4    181
" F 3 96 6 78 183 3 81 1 2 2    1          19 15 2 36 21    183
" G 3 98 4 72 177 3 89 2    1    1          17 25 1 20 18    177
" H 3 95 4 75 177 4 68 1    1    1          17 22 6 18 39    177
" I 3 98 5 99 205 4 107       3          1    18 27 4 29 12    205
" K 3 97 5 81 186 3 109 1    3    1          18 16 5 23 5 2 186
Unassigned Substitutes          16 16                                        1    15 16
Total 39 953 57 850 1899 40 903 14 12 18    9    3    159 206 38 252 216 29 1899

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Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865.  Volume I.  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.