N.J. CivilWar Record: Page 150

NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS.

Third Regiment - Infantry - Volunteers.

The Third Regiment was organized under authority of General Orders, No. 15, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., May 4th, 1861. The Regiment was fully organized, equipped and officered by the 18th day of May, and on the 4th day of June was duly mustered into the service of the United States, for three years, at Camp Olden, Trenton, N. J., by Captain Alfred T. A. Torbert, U. S. Army. It left the State, June 28th, 1861, with a full complement of men. Officers, 38; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 1,013. Total, 1,051. Under the provisions of General Orders, No. 191, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 25th, 1863, numbers re-enlisted in the field, for three years or during the war; those who did not re enlist were mustered out at expiration of service, at Trenton, N. J., by William N. Tisdall, 1st Lieutenant 1st Infantry, U. S. Army, June 23, 1864 - while those who had re-enlisted, as well as those whose term of service did not expire with the Regiment, were temporarily assigned to duty with the 15th Regiment, and so remained until the 17th of December, 1864, when they were consolidated into what was known as Co. A, 3d Battalion, and were mustered out with that organization, at Hall's Hill, Va., June 29, 1865, by Major A. M. Tyler, Assistant Commissary of Musters, First Division, Sixth Army Corps, under the provisions of Special Orders, No. 158, Headquarters Army of the Potomac.

This Regiment constituted one of the Four Regiments composing what was generally known as the First Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers, and was first attached to General Runyon's Division of Reserves, (Militia) at the Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861; then to the First Brigade, (Kearny's) Franklin's Division; afterward to the First Brigade, First Division, First Army Corps; then to the First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Army Corps, and at the close of the war was assigned to what was known as the Provisional Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The Regiment took part in the following engagements: Bull Run, Va., July 21, '61; Munson's Hill, Va., August 31, '61; West Point, Va., May 7, '62 Gaines Farm, Va., June 27, '62; Charles City Cross Roads, Va., June 30, '62; Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, '62; Manassas, Va., August 27, '62; Chantilly, Va., Sept. 1, '62; Crampton's Pass, Md., Sept. 14, '62; Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, '62; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13 and 14, '62; Fredericksburg, Va., May 3, '63; Salem Heights, Va., May 3 and 4, '63; Gettysburg, Pa., July 2 and 3, '63; Fairfield, Pa., July 5, '63; Williamsport, Md., July 6, '63; Funktown, Md., July 12, '63; Rappahannock Station, Va., Oct. 12, '63; Rappahannock Station, Va., Nov. 7, '63; Mine Run, Va., Nov. 30, '63; Wilderness, Va., May 5 to 7, '64; Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 to 10, '64; Spottsylvania C. H., Va., May 12 to 16, '64; North and South Anna River, Va., May 24, '64; Hanover C. H., Va., May 29, '64; Tolopotomy Creek, Va., May 30 and 31, '64; Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 to 3, '64; Before Petersburg, Va., (Weldon Railroad,) June 23, '64; Snicker's Gap, Va., July 18, '64; Strasburg, Va., Aug. 15, '64; Winchester, Va., August 17, '64; Charlestown, Va., August 21, '64; Opequan, Va., Sept. 19, '64; Fisher's Hill, Va., Sept. 21, and 22, '64; New Market, Va., Sept. 24, '64; Mt. Jackson, Va., Sept. 25, '64; Cedar Creek and Middletown, Va., Oct. 19, '64; Hatcher's Run, Va., Feb. 5, '65; Fort Steedman, Va., March 25, '65; Capture of Petersburg, Va., April 2, '65; Sailors' Creek, Va., April 6, '65; Farmville, Va., April 7, '65; Lee's Surrender, (Appomattox Va.,) April 9, '65.

Field and Staff, Third Regiment.

NO. NAME. RANK. COM. OR ENROLLED. MUST'D IN. PERIOD MUST'D OUT. REMARKS.
1 George W. Taylor Colonel May 23, '61 May 23, '61 3 Yrs    Promoted Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols., May 9, '62.
2 Henry W. Brown Colonel May 15, '62 May 16, '62 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Capt. Co. A, May 22, '61; Lieut. Col. May 31, '61; Col. vice Taylor promoted.
1 Mark W. Collett Lieut, Col May 15, '62 May 16, '62 3 Yrs    Maj. May 28, '61; Lieut. Col. vice Brown promoted; transferred to 1st Reg., Sept. 14, '62.
2 James N. Duffy Lieut, Col Sept. 14, '62 Oct. 13, '62 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Maj. 2d Reg., July 1, '62; Lieut. Col. vice Collett transferred; Com. Col. 4th Reg., Sept., 29, '63, not mustered.
1 James W. H. Stickney Major Sept. 13, '62 Oct. 13, '62 3 Yrs    Capt. Co. F, May 28, '61; Maj. vice Collett promoted; resigned June 25, '63.
2 William E. Bryan Major June 25, '63 Oct. 18, '63 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Capt. Co. H, June 1, '61; Maj. vice Stickney resigned.
1 Robert T. Dunham Adjutant May 31, '61 May 31, '61 3 Yrs    1st Lieut. Co. I, May 31, '61; Adj. to fill original vacancy; resigned July 14, '62, to accept Commission as Capt. and A. A. G., U. S. Vols.
2 David Fairly Adjutant July 14, '62 Sept. 13, '62 3 Yrs June 23, '64 1st Lieut. Co. B, July 1, '62; Adj. vice Dunham resigned.
1 Francis Sayre Qr. Mr June 1, '61 June 1, '61 3 Yrs June 23, '64 1st Lieut. Co. I, June 1, '61; Qr. Mr. to fill original vacancy.
1 Lorenzo L. Coxe Surgeon June 25, '61 June 25, '61 3 Yrs    Asst. Surg. May 27, '61; Surg. to fill original vacancy; resigned May 2, '62.
2 John V. Mattison Surgeon May 6, '62 May 6, '62 3 Yrs    Surg. vice Coxe resigned; resigned Feb. 9, '63.
3 Henry C. Clark Surgeon Feb. 10, '63 Feb. 24, '63 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Asst. Surg. 2d Reg., Oct. 12, '61; Surg. vice Mattison resigned.
1 Edward L. Welling Asst. Surg June 25, '61 June 25, '61 3 Yrs    Promoted Surg. 11th Reg., July 19, '62.
2 Gilliam C. Terhune Asst. Surg July 19, '62 Aug. 4, '62 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Asst. Surg. vice Coxe promoted.
3 William E. Mattison Asst. Surg Aug. 20, '62 Aug. 20, '62 3 Yrs    Asst. Surg. vice Welling promoted; resigned March 5, '63.
4 Jonathan C. Tresscott Asst. Surg Mar. 5, '63 Mar. 21, '63 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Private Co. K; Asst. Surg. vice Mattison resigned.
1 George R. Darrow Chaplain June 25, '61 June 25, '61 3 Yrs    Resigned Jan. 6, '63.
2 Joseph H. James Chaplain May 27, '63 June 12, '63 3 Yrs June 23, '64 Chaplain vice Darrow resigned.


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