3rd New Jersey Infantry

   

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Note: Non-Veterans of the 3 year 3rd 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 3rd New Jersey Veteran Battalion.

Muster In: The veterans and recruits of the 3rd 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., June 29, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain James H. Comings
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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:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit arrived at the Siege of Petersburg on December ??, 1864.
  • Note: I am unsure how many companies of the 3rd New Jersey were left, but it couldn’t have been more than a few due to its classification as a battalion.  More research is needed.
  • 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.10

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11,12,13

  • Commander: Captain James H. Comings (January 31 & February 28, 1865)14,15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 3rd New Jersey consisted of one (1) company during the months of January and February 1865.16,17,18
  • 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.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20,21

  • Commander: Captain James H. Comings (March 31, 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 3rd New Jersey consisted of one (1) company at this time.23,24

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Non-Veterans relieved for muster out. Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry under order of May 29, 1864, until December 17, 1864, when reorganized as a Veteran Battalion at Burke’s Station, near Petersburg, Va. Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J., June 23, 1864.
  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December.
  • Siege of Petersburg, Va., December, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      11. 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)
      12. 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)
      13. 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)”
      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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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 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 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)”
      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 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 95), page 586: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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