11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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11th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Active May 1862 to June 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Beverly Ford
Battle of Locust Grove
Battle of Mine Run
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Barker's Mills
Siege of Petersburg
First Battle of Deep Bottom

The 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was a regiment of infantry from New Jersey that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service

The regiment was recruited in May 1862 at Camp Perrine, located near the New Jersey State Prison near Trenton.[1] The regiment was led by Colonel Robert McAllister, who had seen service as lieutenant colonel in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.

The regiment left New Jersey for Washington on August 25.[2] By mid-September the 11th remain in Washington at half strength due to a measles epidemic.[3]

The 11th saw combat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862.[4][5]

The regiment also saw action at the following battles:

The regiment was mustered out June 6, 1865.

Commanders

  • Colonel Robert McAllister
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Moore

Original field & staff officers

  • Company A - Captain Phillip J. Kearny
  • Company B - Captain William H. Meeker
  • Company C - Captain John J. Willis
  • Company D - Captain Valentine Mutchler or Luther Martin
  • Company E - Captain Thomas J. Halsey
  • Company F - Captain John H. Grover
  • Company G - Captain Theodore Stagg
  • Company H - Captain Dorastus B. Logan
  • Company I - Captain John T. Hill
  • Company K - Captain William B. Dunning

Casualties

  • Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 11
  • Officers Died of Disease, Accidents: 0
  • Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 131
  • Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents: 107

References

  1. ^ Joseph G. Bilby and William C. Goble (1998). "Remember You Are Jerseymen!" A Military History of New Jersey's Troops in the Civil War. Longstreet House, Hightstown NJ. ISBN 0-944413-54-4. p.175
  2. ^ Foster, John Y. (1868). New Jersey and the Rebellion: A History of the services of the troops and people of New Jersey in aid of the Union cause. Published by Authority of the State. Newark, N.J.; Martin R. Dennis & Co. 1868. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem MA. ISBN 0-8328-6032-8. p. 276
  3. ^ Bilby & Goble (1998). p. 176
  4. ^ Foster (1868). p. 276
  5. ^ Bilby & Goble (1998). p. 177

See also

External links

  • History of the Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers: from its organization to Appomattox : to which is added experiences of prison life and sketches of individual members (1898) on the Internet Archive
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