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Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.

Muster In: Organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion in December 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Va., June 29, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Baldwin Hufty (of the 4th NJ)
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Lieutenant Jacob L. Hutt
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Jacob L. Hutt (December 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit arrived at the Siege of Petersburg on December ??, 1864.
  • Note: The 1st New Jersey consisted of three (3) companies at this time.11
  • Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 1st New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into the 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.12

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (attached to 4th New Jersey) 13,14,15

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 1st New Jersey Battalion was attached to the 4th New Jersey during the months of January and February 1865.16,17
  • Note: The 1st New Jersey was a veteran battalion consisting of three (3) companies at this time.18,19,20
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865, implying it was present during the Eighth Offensive and the battle.21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Baldwin Hufty (of the 4th NJ) (March 31, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: At some point in March 1865 the remaining elements of the 1st New Jersey and 4th New Jersey combined into a single battalion.  More research is needed as far as the exact date and reason behind the change.25,26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Petersburg December, 1864.
  • Non-Veterans left front June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits were attached to other Regiments of the Brigade until December, 1864, when they were organized into 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion.
  • Siege of Petersburg, Va., December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 67: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 67: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 67: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 586: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 586: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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