3rd New Jersey Regiment

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3rd New Jersey Regiment
Active 1776–1781
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Part of New Jersey Line
Nickname(s) "Jersey Blues"
Engagements Battle of Valcour Island,
New York Campaign,
Battle of Brandywine,
Battle of Germantown,
Battle of Monmouth,
the Sullivan Expedition,
Battle of Springfield.
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Elias Dayton

The 3rd New Jersey Regiment was raised on January 1, 1776, at Elizabethtown, New Jersey for service with the Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Valcour Island, New York Campaign, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, Sullivan Expedition and the Battle of Springfield. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781, at Pompton, New Jersey.

One of the captains of this regiment was Jonathan Dayton, the youngest signatory of the United States Constitution.

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