14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

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14th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Active August 26, 1862 to June 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Bristoe Campaign
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Monocacy
Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Third Battle of Winchester
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg

The 14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 14th New Jersey Infantry was organized at Camp Vredenburgh near Freehold, New Jersey and mustered in for three years service on August 26, 1862 under the command of Colonel William Snyder Truex.

The regiment was attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., VIII Corps, Middle Department, to January 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, VIII Corps, to June 1863. 3rd Provisional Brigade, French's Division, VIII Corps, to July 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June 1865.

The 14th New Jersey Infantry mustered out of service near Washington, D.C. on June 18, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Left New Jersey for Baltimore, Md., September 2, 1862. Duty near Monocacy, Md., guarding railroad bridges and other points on the Upper Potomac, until June 1863. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and duty there and at Maryland Heights until June 30. Moved to Frederick, Md., June 30, and to Monocacy July 2. Pursuit of Lee July 6–24. Manassas Gap, Va., July 20. Wapping Heights July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9–22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7–8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28–30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6–7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5–7; Spotsylvania May 8–12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12–21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23–26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26–28. Totopotomoy May 28–31. Hanovertown May 30–31. Cold Harbor June 1–12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22–23. Moved to Baltimore, thence to Frederick, Md., July 6–8. Battle of Monocacy July 9. Expedition to Snicker's Gap July 14–23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3–6. Siege of Petersburg December 6, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills. Hatcher's Run, February 5–7, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3–9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23–27, and duty there until May 18. Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8.

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost a total of 257 men during service; 8 officers and 139 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 110 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel William Snyder Truex
  • Lieutenant Colonel Caldwell K. Hall - commanded at the battles of the Wilderness and Monocacy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Martin, David G. The Monocacy Regiment: A Commemorative History of the Fourteenth New Jersey Infantry in the Civil War, 1862-1865 (Highstown, NJ: Lonstreet House), 1987.
  • Olsen, Bernard A. & Thomas L. Waterman. Upon the Tented Field (Red Bank, NJ: Historic Projects), 1993. ISBN 0-9638729-0-7
  • Terrill, J. Newton. Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (New Brunswick, NJ: Daily Home News Press), 1884.
  • Vredenburgh, Peter. Letters of Major Peter Vredenburgh: The Battles and Marches of the Old Fourteenth Regiment, N.J. Vols. (S.l.: Privately printed), ca. 1873.
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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