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11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of New Jersey
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active May 1862 to June 1865
Battles Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Beverly Ford, Locust Grove, Mine Run, Spotsylvania, Barker's Mills, Petersburg
Commanders
Insignia

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.

ServiceEdit

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.

CommandersEdit

  • Colonel Robert McAllister
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Moore

Original field & staff officersEdit

  • Company A - Captain Phillip J. Kearny
  • Company B - Captain (unknown)
  • 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

CasualtiesEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  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 alsoEdit

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