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Fourth New Jersey Infantry.

First Jersey Brigade — Wright's Division--Sixth Corps.

(1) Col. James H. Simpson; W. P., R. A., Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A. (3) Col. William C. Birney; Bvt. Major-Gen. U. S. V.
(2) Col. William H. Hatch (Killed). (4) Col. Edward L. Campbell; Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. V.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2 1 3       23
Company A 1 15 16   10 10 208
  B   17 17   9 9 198
  C   16 16   10 10 204
  D   19 19   9 9 193
  E   13 13   11 11 162
  F   14 14   7 7 187
  G   14 14   16 16 178
  H   15 15 1 10 11 177
  I   18 18 1 9 10 165
  K 2 14 16   12 12 172
Totals 5 156 161 2 103 105 1,867

Original enrollment, 909; killed, 131; percentage, 14.4.

Total of killed and wounded, 588; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 27.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Picket, Va., Oct. 28, 1861 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 31
Gaines's Mill, Va. 52 Cold Harbor, Va. 6
Manassas, Va. 2 Snicker's Gap, Va. 1
Crampton's Gap, Md. 12 Winchester, Va. 2
Antietam, Md. 1 Opequon, Va. 5
Fredericksburg, Va. 11 Cedar Creek, Va. 5
Wilderness, Va. 27 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 5

Present, also, at West Point; Seven Days Battle; Chantilly; Sailor's Creek; Appomattox.

notes.--Organized at Trenton, and mustered in August 19, 1861. It left the State the next day, proceeding to Virginia where it was assigned to the famous Jersey Brigade, then under command of General Kearny. The brigade was encamped in Virginia for several months, engaged on picket duty and in perfecting its drill and discipline. On March 7, 1862, it broke camp and participated in the advance on Manassas. In April, the brigade embarked for the Peninsula, and upon the evacuation of Yorktown sailed up the York to West Point where it disembarked and was present at the action which occurred there. At Gaines's Mill the regiment, in company with the Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves, held its ground after all other troops had fallen back, and being surrounded was forced to surrender; the casualties were 45 killed, 103 wounded, and 437 captured or missing. The Jersey Brigade distinguished itself in Slocum's brilliant and victorious charge up the mountain-side at Crampton's Gap, the brigade being commanded by General Torbert; the loss in the Fourth was 10 killed and 26 wounded. At First Fredericksburg the regiment lost 9 killed, 35 wounded, and 36 missing; Colonel Hatch was mortally wounded there. In the fighting at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, the regiment lost 23 killed, 139 wounded, and 23 missing; total, 185. A large number of recruits and conscripts were received in the latter part of 1864. but the most of them joined after the fighting was about over.


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