The regiment got its nickname, Jersey Muskrats, during the Battle of Roanoke Island when they successfully "sloshed through shoe sucking mud into waist deep water in 'division' formation", giving the company a two company front against the enemy. The regiment was the last to leave the state in 1861 but the first to see battle.
Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Band---Unassigned
Organized at Camp Olden. Trenton, N.J., September 13 to October 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 4, 1861. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to December, 1862, Heckman's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1863. Jordan's Independent Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Heckman's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Portsmouth, Va., April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to September, 1864. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January., 1865. Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division. District of Beaufort, N. C., to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, District of Beaufort, N. C., to April. 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Camp on Bladensburg Pike December 4-14, 1861, and on Meridian Hill, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until January 4, 1862. Moved to Annapolis, Md., January 4, 1862. Burnside's Expedition to Roanoke Island and Hatteras Inlet January 5-February 8. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. Duty at Roanoke Island until March 11. Expedition to Winton February 18-20. Skirmish at Winton February 19. Expedition to New Berne, N. C., March 11-14. Battle of New Berne March 14. At Newport Barracks and siege operations against Fort Macon April 1-26 Newport. N. C., April 7. Bombardment and capture of Fort Macon April 25-26. Expedition to Young's Cross Roads July 26-29 (6 Companies). Young's Cross Roads July 27. Reconnaissance from Newberne to Swansborough August 14-15 (Detachment). Duty at New Berne until December. Expedition to Tarboro November 1-12. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Demonstration on New Berne November 11. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Southwest Creek December 13-14. Kinston December 14, Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Expedition to Port Royal. S.C., January 28-31, 1863. At St. Helena Island, S.C., February 9-April 4. Expedition against Charleston, S.C., April 4-10. Moved from Hilton Head, S.C., to New Berne, N. C., April 12-16. Expedition to relief of Little Washington, N. C., April 17-23. Moved to Carolina City April 25 and duty there until June. Expedition to Trenton July 4-8. Free Bridge Comfort (or Quaker Bridge) July 6. Expedition from Newport Barracks to Cedar Point and White Oak River June 13-16. At New Berne July 26-August 26, and at Carolina City until October 18. Moved to Newport News, Va., October 18-20, and duty there until January 31, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 21, 1864, and Veterans on furlough January 31-March 17. Skirmishes on Ballahock or Bear Quarter Road and at Deep Creek February 29-March 1. Ballahock Station, near Dismal Swamp, March 1. Deep Creek March 2. At Portsmouth and Getty's Station until April 26. Expedition to Isle of Wight County April 13-15. Smithfield, Cherry Grove, April 14. Moved to Yorktown April 26. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal Junction May 6-7. Swift Creek May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before. Petersburg June 15-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16-September 17. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Embarked for North Carolina September 17, arriving at Morehead City and Carolina City September 21, and duty there until December 5. Non-Veterans left front October 21, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., December 7, 1864. Moved to Newberne, N. C., December 5, thence to Plymouth, N. C. Expedition to Williamston December 9-14. Expedition up the Roanoke December 22-24. At Plymouth, N. C., until January 7. Expedition to Hard's Island February 1-5 (Cos. "B," "E," "H" and "I"). Moved to Carolina City January 7, and duty there until March 4. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston March 4-14. Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10. Occupation of Kinston March 14, and garrison there until March 19. Occupation of Goldsbore March 21. Provost duty at Goldsboro until April 10. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. At Raleigh until May 2, and at Greensboro until July. (Co. "G" at Charlotte and Co. "I" guard duty at Salisbury.) Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., July 12, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 89 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 163 Enlisted men by disease. Total 262.
|NINTH 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||6||14||6||34||9||4||5||2||3||3||4||3||1||34|
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.