38th New Jersey Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company “A” September 22, Company “B” September 9, Company “C” September 10, Company “D” September 24, Company “E” October 1, Company “F” September 22, Company “G” September 27, Company “H” September 30, Company “I” September 12, and Company “K” September 15, 1864.1
Muster Out: June 30, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William J. Sewell
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Lieutenant Colonel Ashbel W. Angel
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Major William H. Tantum
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army7

  • Commander:
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  • Note: Only the 1st Battalion was present in late September 1864.  Sommers does not indicate which companies made up the first battalion.  Some companies were still forming, and they were sent to City Point piecemeal, with the whole regiment present by late October 1864.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army9

  • Commander: Colonel William J. Sewell (October 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Fort Pocahontas & Fort Powhatan | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army11

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ashbel W. Angel (at Fort Powhatan) (December 31, 1864)12
    • Major William H. Tantum (at Fort Pocahontas)(December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Six companies of the 38th New Jersey was serving at Fort Powhatan with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.14
  • Note: Four companies of the 38th New Jersey was serving at Fort Pocahontas with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Fort Pocahontas | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Major William H. Tantum (January 31, 1865)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ashbel W. Angel (February 28, 1865)19
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Four companies of the 38th New Jersey was serving at Fort Pocahontas with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.20
  • Note: A detachment of the 38th New Jersey under Lieutenant Colonel Ashbel W. Angel in January 1865 and under Colonel William J. Sewell in February 1865 was serving at Fort Powhatan with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.21,22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Forts Powhatan & Pocahontas | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

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  • Note: Four companies of the 38th New Jersey under Major William H. Tantum were serving at Fort Pocahontas with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.[97. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  • 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  • 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  • A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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