Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
Col. William B. Hatch
A 3-year regiment, they first saw service in the defenses of Washington, then action on the Peninsula Campaign. At Gaines' Mill (27 June) most of the men of the Regiment were captured and lost their Springfield rifles. They were later exchanged and issued smoothbores. They were at Second Bull Run in August.
On the Antietam Campaign
They were engaged at Crampton's Gap on September 14th, and captured (and scavenged) replacement rifle muskets there. They were largely in reserve (or the second line) at Antietam on the 17th.
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
After the Antietam Campaign
The unit was at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In June 1863 most of the men re-enlisted for 3 years or the War, and the Regiment continued in service on the Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and the Petersburg campaigns through early 1864. They were at Washington DC to help defend against Early's Raid, then with Sheridan on the Valley Campaign through December. They returned to Petersburg, and were on the final campaign to Appomatox Courthouse in April 1865.
References & Notes
Sumary unit history from Dyer's Compendium, transcribed online at the Civil War Archive, and the NJ State Adjutant General's records of NJ troops presented online by the NJ State Library. See also an interesting discussion about their use of 'patent' rifle cartridges at Gaines Mill and later, from an article online by Joseph G. Bilby and published in the Civil War News. Thanks also to Mr Bilby for email help with the history of their weapons.
We have 18 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:
|A||Pvt||Hambrecht, Charles||MWIA 09/14|
|B||Mus||Anderson, John L. T.||AWOL 09/16|
|B||Pvt||Beech, John Pointon|
|B||Pvt||Hull, Samuel S.||KIA 09/14|
|C||Pvt||Flash, Andrew C.||KIA 09/14|
|C||Pvt||Lynn, Courtland||WIA 09/17|
|C||Sgt||Pettit, George J.||KIA 09/14|
|C||Pvt||Richards, Thomas J.||AWOL 09/17|
|E||Pvt||Brown, John||AWOL 09/14|
|F||Pvt||Ware, Joseph E.||KIA 09/14|
|G||Pvt||Ford, Samuel C.||MWIA 09/17|
|H||Pvt||Eastlack, Jesse G.||MWIA 09/14|
|I||Pvt||Mitchell, Walter||KIA 09/14|
|I||Pvt||Nixon, Daniel||KIA 09/14|
|K||Pvt||Curry, Robert C.||KIA 09/14|
|K||Sgt||Palmer, William W.||KIA 09/14|
|F&S||Col||Hatch, William B.|
|F&S||Lt||Studdiford, Josiah Simpson||KIA 09/14|
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