37th New Jersey Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized at Camp Delaware. Trenton, N.J.. and mustered in June 23, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Trenton, N.J., October 1, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Colonel E. Burd Grubb
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit  not yet in existence.

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Unassigned | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)3
  • Note: Left State for City Point, Va., June 28. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., July 1 to September 26, 1864.

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | (Third Division | X Corps?) | Army of the James | Union Army4,5

  • Commander: Colonel E. Burd Grubb (July 31, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength:
    • >606 officers and men PFD (July 20, 1864)7
    • >502 officers and men PFD (July 31, 1864)8
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Fatigue duty at Point of Rocks, Va., and at Redoubt Converse on Spring Hill, near Appomattox River, (July 1) until August 28.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army9

  • Commander: Colonel E. Burd Grubb (August 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Fatigue duty at Point of Rocks, Va., and at Redoubt Converse on Spring Hill, near Appomattox River, (July 1) until August 28.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unassigned | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Assigned to duty by detachments, at Broadway Landing, unloading vessels, at Corps Headquarters, with the Ambulance Corps. At Point of Rocks in charge of Commissary Department. Duty in trenches before Petersburg, Va., in rear of Hare House Battery August 28-September 25. Ordered to Trenton, N.J., September 26.11

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.12

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.13

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.14

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.15

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles16:

  • Fatigue duty at Point of Rocks, Va., and at Redoubt Converse on Spring Hill, near Appomattox River, until August 28.
  • Assigned to duty by detachments, at Broadway Landing, unloading vessels, at Corps Headquarters, with the Ambulance Corps.
  • At Point of Rocks in charge of Commissary Department.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg, Va., in rear of Hare House Battery August 28-September 25.
  • Ordered to Trenton, N.J., September 26.
  • Mustered out at Trenton, N.J., October 1, 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 37th New Jersey Entry, Page 110; 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.
      4. 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 265: The 37th New Jersey is shown as potentially being unattached but at least temporarily serving with 3/X/AotJ in this OR source, but see below.
      5. 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 738: The 37th New Jersey is shown as unattached , Army of the James in this OR source, but see above.
      6. 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 738
      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), pp. 163-178: The unit had this number of officers and men “present for duty equipped” on June 30, 1864.  Present for Duty Equipped attempts to strip away anyone not actually going into combat.  Those non-combatants are included in PFD, the way I represent unit strengths across this web site for consistency.  So the unit had at least this number of officers and men PFD, though we know that number is higher.
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pp. 163-178: The unit had this number of officers and men “present for duty equipped” on June 30, 1864.  Present for Duty Equipped attempts to strip away anyone not actually going into combat.  Those non-combatants are included in PFD, the way I represent unit strengths across this web site for consistency.  So the unit had at least this number of officers and men PFD, though we know that number is higher.
      9. 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 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      10. 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 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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