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Muster In: August 22, 18611
Muster Out: Consolidated with 7th New Jersey Infantry November 6, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Captain Thomas C. Godfrey
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Captain Thomas G. Morrow
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Thomas C. Godfrey (July 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15,16

  • Commander: Captain Thomas G. Morrow (August 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 5th New Jersey had only three (3) companies at this time.18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19,20

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 5th New Jersey had five (5) companies at this time.21
  • Note: The 5th New Jersey and 7th New Jersey operated in the field as one command during the Fifth Offensive, and probably until the remaining members of the 5th New Jersey joined the 7th New Jersey officially on November 6, 1864.22,23

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Captain Thomas G. Morrow (October 31, 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 5th New Jersey consisted of five (5) companies at this time.27,28

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (Nov. 1-5, 1864) (need source)

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Consolidated with 7th New Jersey Infantry November 6, 1864.29

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.30

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.31

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to November 6, 1864.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • In trenches before Petersburg until July 12.
  • In Reserve Camp July 12-26.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J., September 7, 1864.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Fort Sedgwick September 10.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg in lines from Fort Morton to Fort Alexander Hays September 10 to October 1.
  • Poplar Springs Church October 1.
  • Yellow House October 2-5.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Fort Morton November 5.
  • Consolidated with 7th New Jersey Infantry November 6, 1864.

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. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p,. 222
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 544
    10. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    11. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 254
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1299.
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 139: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 139: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    22. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1299.
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    24. 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 155: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    26. 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    27. 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 155: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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