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Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 2nd New Jersey Regiment left the front in June, 1864, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864. Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as the 2nd New Jersey Veteran Battalion.

Muster In: The veterans and recruits of the 2nd New Jersey were reorganized as the 2nd New Jersey Veteran Battalion on December 17, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Va., July 11, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Adolphus Weiss
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.8

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Adolphus Weiss (December 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit arrived at the Siege of Petersburg on December ??, 1864.
  • Note: The 2nd New Jersey consisted of one (1) company at this time.11
  • Note: Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion.12

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (attached to the 15th New Jersey)(January 1-31, 1865)13,14

First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (February 1-28, 1865)15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Adolphus Weiss (February 28, 1865)16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 2nd New Jersey consisted of one (1) company at this time.17,18,19
  • Note: The only remaining company of the 2nd New Jersey was attached to the 15th New Jersey during the month of January 1865. This does not appear to be the case in February, at least according to the Official Records.  More research is needed.20,21
  • 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.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23,24

  • Commander: Captain Adolphus Weiss (March 31, 1865)25
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 2nd New Jersey consisted of two (2) companies at this time.26,27

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Non-Veterans relieved for muster out in late May 1864. Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under orders of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Battalion. Non-Veterans mustered out at Newark, N.J., June 21, 1864.
  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • 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 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)”
      15. 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)
      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 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      19. 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)”
      20. 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)
      21. 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)
      22. 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)”
      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 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 586: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      27. 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”
      28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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