.--The record of the Jerseymen in the war shows that they were true to the patriotic memories of Princeton
troops became conspicuous early in the war by reason of the First and Second Jersey Brigades; in fact, any history of the Army of the Potomac would be incomplete and deficient were it without frequent mention of those gallant commands.
The First Jersey Brigade, proper, consisted of the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th New Jersey, to which the 15th was added in 1862; the 10th, 23d, and 40th were also attached at various times.
It was commanded successively by Generals Kearny
, Colonel Brown
(3d N. J.), and General Penrose
. General Taylor
was killed at Bull Run Bridge, while in command of the brigade.
The Second Jersey Brigade was composed originally of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Regiments, to which the 11th was subsequently added.
Other regiments were attached to the brigade at different times.
The Ninth New Jersey was a regiment which reflected credit on its State, and made a brilliant reputation in the Department in which it served.
It fought in the battles along the North Carolina
coast, and in 1864 was attached to the Army of the James.
Its principal losses occurred at Roanoke Island
, New Berne, Port Walthall, Drewry's Bluff
, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg
The Thirteenth New Jersey is noteworthy on account of the remarkably small number cf deaths from