8th New Jersey Infantry


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DeTrobrand Avenue, the Wheatfield Gettysburg

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8th New Jersey
Volunteers
Col. John Ramsay
3d Brig [Burlings]
2d Div. 3d Corps
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Erected by the State
of New Jersey 1888

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Engaged here July 2.
1863. Being detached
from the Brigade.
Supported batteries on
Cemetery Ridge July 3.
Tool into action 170.
Killed 7. Wounded
7 Officers, 31 men
Missing 2. Total 47.

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Mustered in
Sept, 14. 1861
Mustered out
July 17, 1865
Engaged in 38 Battles.
Casualties killed
8 Officers, 125 Men
Wounded 38 Officers,
583 Men. Died 2 Officers
149 Men. Total 905.

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

Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 14, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 1, 1861. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Division of the Potomac, October, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Meridian Hill until December 6, 1861. Expedition to lower Maryland November 3-11. Duty at Budd's Ferry, Md., until April, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula April 5-8. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Duty near Seven Pines until June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Action at Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25. Battles of Savage Station June 29; Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Centreville August 15-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Action at Bristoe Station (or Kettle Run) August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until November 1. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November 1-28. Duty near Falmouth, Va., November 28-December 11. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. 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, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va.. July 23. Duty near Warrenton, Va., until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. McLean's Ford October 15. 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. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, or Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. 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. Fort Sedgwick September 10. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Yellow House October 2-5. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. 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. Crow's House March 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 until July. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 167 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 109 Enlisted men by disease. Total 286.

EIGHTH 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 8 5 17 11 41 10 6 10 1 2 1 1          2 1 7          41
Band          16 16                               16                16
Company A 3 75 7 159 244 3 91 2    3          2    36 20 5 30 45 7 244
" B 3 94 8 178 283 3 93 3    4          1    52 42 2 26 42 15 283
" C 3 98 6 161 268 2 81 2    2 1 2          43 45 4 31 51 4 268
" D 3 98 7 162 270 3 103 4 1 2                40 35 3 24 44 11 270
" E 3 100 8 127 238 4 99 2    1 1 2    1    34 24 2 28 27 13 238
" F 3 78 6 145 232 5 80 2    1    1          34 30 5 25 34 15 232
" G 3 69 12 161 245 5 92 5    3    2          43 28    22 34 11 245
" H 3 99 7 169 278 4 123 2 1 2    1          39 25 1 30 36 14 278
" I 3 47 5 233 288 3 85 2    2    1          49 44    37 52 13 288
" K 3 88 4 155 250 3 88 1    3                40 39 2 21 51 2 250
Unassigned Substitutes          142 142                                              142 142
Total 38 851 87 1819 2795 45 941 35 3 25 3 10    4    428 333 31 274 416 247 2795

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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.