4th New Jersey
The 4th New Jersey Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 156 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 103 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J.
August 19 Mustered in for three years service under Colonel James H. Simpson
August 20Left State for Washington, D.C. for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
October Attached to Kearney’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac
MarchAttached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 8-15Advance on Manassas, Va.
April 7-11Advance from Alexandria to Bristoe Station. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
April 17Embarked for the Virginia Peninsula
April 19-May 5Siege of Yorktown (on transports)
May 7-8West Point. attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 7Reconnaissance to East Branch Chickahominy (Companies D, F and I)
June 25-July 1Seven days before Richmond
Battles of Gaines Mill
Colonel Simpson and 400 men captured. Lt. Colonel William B. Hatch took command of the regiment.
June 30 Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-26 Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Manassas, Va.
August 26-September 2Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 26Lt. Colonel Hatch promoted to colonel.
August 27Bull Run Bridge, Manassas
Second Battle of Bull Run
August 30-31Cover Pope’s retreat to Centreville
September 6-22Maryland Campaign
Battle of Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain
Battle of Antietam
September-October At Sharpsburg, Md.
October 29-November 19Movement to Falmouth, Va.
Battle of Fredericksburg
Colonel Hatch was mortally wounded leading a charge near a railroad embankment. He died on Dcember 18.
January 8William Birney promoted to colonel
January 20-24“Mud March”
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
Battle of Maryes Heights (Second Fredericksburg)
May 3-4Salem Heights
May 4Banks Ford
May 22Colonel Birney promoted to brigadier general.
June 11-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
Battle of Gettysburg
JulyIn camp near Warrenton, Va.
September 15At Culpeper Court House
September 29James Duffy promoted to colonel but not mustered
October 9-22Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2Mine Run Campaign
January-MayAt Brandy Station
May 3-June 15Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
Battle of the Wilderness
Spotsylvania Court House
May 12Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26North Anna River
May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey
June 17-18First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23Jerusalem Plank Road
June 9-11Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington
July 14-23Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap
August 7-November 28Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Third Battle of Battle of Winchester
Battle of Cedar Creek
October-DecemberDuty in the Shenandoah Valley
DecemberMoved to Washington, D.C., then to Petersburg, Va. and Siege of Petersburg
February 5-7Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 21David Vickers promoted to colonel
April 9Appomattox Campaign
April 2Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9Pursuit of Lee
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
April 23-27March to Danville
May 18Moved to Richmond, Va. olonel Vickers mustered out.
May 18-June 3To Washington, D.C.
May 29Edward L. Campbell promoted to colonel
June 8Corps Review
July 9Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Va. under Colonel Campbell