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Welcome to the 4th New Jersey Company A's website.  We are a registered 501( c ) ( 3 )  reenactment organization established in 2012 with the purpose of reliving the history of the Civil War.   Our goal is to educate the public about one of the most pivotal time frames in American history.  As a reenactment organization we educate by conducting living history programs and participating in battle reenactments.  Come out to our events and support us!

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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.

1861

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

1861

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

June 27

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 1

Malvern Hill

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

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run

August 30-31Cover Pope’s retreat to Centreville

September 6-22Maryland Campaign

September 14

Battle of Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

September-October At Sharpsburg, Md.

October 29-November 19Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

Colonel Hatch was mortally wounded leading a charge near a railroad embankment. He died on Dcember 18.

DecemberAt Falmouth

1863

January 8William Birney promoted to colonel

January 20-24“Mud March”

April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2Operations at Franklin’s Crossing

May 3

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

July 2-4

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

1864

January-MayAt Brandy Station

May 3-June 15Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21

Spotsylvania Court House

May 12Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”

May 23-26North Anna River

May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31Totopotomoy

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

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

August 14-15Strasburg

August 15

Cedar Creek

August 17Winchester

August 21-22Charlestown

September 19

Third Battle of Battle of Winchester

September 22

Fisher’s Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

October-DecemberDuty in the Shenandoah Valley

DecemberMoved to Washington, D.C., then to Petersburg, Va. and Siege of Petersburg

1865

February 5-7Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

March 21David Vickers promoted to colonel

March 28-
April 9Appomattox Campaign

April 2Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9Pursuit of Lee

April 9

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

 

 

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Military

As a reenactment group it is our job to look and act like a Civil War regiment.  The uniforms are reproductions of the civil war era and the tactics used are the same used during the war. If you are interested in joining do not let cost be a factor, While it is an expensive hobby our organization does its best to cut the cost for an individual by the lending of extra equipment.What does it take to be a military reenactor?
If you have no military training this is not a problem we will take the time to teach you the proper civil war infantry tactics.  Anyone can become a solider and relive the civil war.

Civilian

Unable to participate in the military aspect of reenacting? Not a problem the 4th New Jersey wants you to participate even if it means being a civilian.  We have a great number of civilians that attend teas, and socials dressed in period clothing.  There is always something to do and something to be apart of. 

Children

What if your children want to be involved?
We accept all ages of individuals.  while you do have to be 16 years of age to carry a musket and participate in battle anyone younger can still be apart of the organization as a musician or using military tactics with wooden guns.  We do ask for a parent to join and be at events for liability reasons.

Music


The 4th New Jersey is always looking for individuals to play drums, fife, bugle, and civil war instruments. As part of the Federal volunteer Brigade the 4th New Jersey musicians will be apart of the Calvert arms.

The 4th New Jersey Regimental Field Hospital

 

There are many field hospitals in Civil War reenacting, but our surgeon, who is a medical historian, has twenty-three years of experience in reenacting, specializing in military medicine of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Director of the Mütter Museum, Dr. Robert Hicks says this Civil War display is one of the best he’s seen.  Our surgeon Marjy Wienkop, aka Dr. (Major) Geo. G. McClelland III, has done programs for the museum, and numerous other historic sites and schools.

Much of the equipment is actual antiques, and those that are not have been made by our surgeon.  A good portion of the medicines are the actual item (those that are controlled or illegal substances, and others that have been deemed particularly hazardous, or are no longer available, have been substituted with facsimiles.).  We use the proper medicines and hospital flags to reflect the particular year being recreated at events.

                                     

We try to do varied types of injuries and sicknesses in our demonstrations to reflect what truly happened during the war.  While amputations were done on a huge scale after major battles, and we do recreate them on occasion, we try to illustrate other more common injuries and wounds, and steer away from the frequently done amputation displays that other surgeons repeat endlessly.  Our surgeon’s specialty is disease, pharmacy, and dentistry.  The Medical Department had to deal far more with sickness and disease than anything else, so there is an emphasis in this area.  We also talk about the lesser known jobs of the regimental surgeon… meteorology and the natural sciences.

 

                                                  

The hospital is looking for people wanting to do impressions of hospital steward, male nurse, orderlies, Veteran’s Reserve Corp, or ambulance corpsmen.  If you are interested, please contact Marjy Wienkop (MarjyArts@comcast.net), or our contact page

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