The Civil War in the East

11th New Jersey Infantry Regiment


The 11th New Jersey Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 131 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 107 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 11th New Jersey Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N. J. under Colonel Robert McAllister

August 15

Mustered in

August 25

Left State for Washington, D.C.Attached to Whipple's Command, Defenses of Washington, D.C.

November 16-27

March to Falmouth, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

November 28-December 11

Duty near Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.



At Falmouth, Va.

January 20-24

"Mud March"

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert McAllister, who was wounded on the 2nd. Major Kearney had already been mortally wounded, and Captain Luther Martin took over. He was wounded in the foot, and while trying to make his way to the rear was wounded again in the thigh and chest, the latter being mortal. Captain William Loyd then briefly took command until he, too, was wounded. Lt. John Schoonover took over until late in the afternoon when he was also wounded, with the regiment ending the day under the command of Captain Samuel T. Sleeper.


"This stone marks the spot reached by the right of the regiment, the left extending towards the southeast. The position was held under a severe fire, which killed or disabled nearly three-fifths of the regiment, including every officer present above the rank of lieutenant."


"Number engaged 275. Killed 31, wounded 109, missing 12, total 152. Of the missing six are supposed to have been killed."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee

July 23

Wapping Heights, Va.


Duty near Warrenton

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 15

McLean's Ford

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 7

Kelly's Ford

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

November 27

Payne's Farm


Duty near Brandy Station


February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan


Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps.

May 5-7

Battles of the Wilderness

May 8-12


May 12-21

Spotsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle"

May 19

Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23-24

Ox Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 16-18

Before Petersburg, Siege of Petersburg begins

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road

July 27-29

Demonstration north of the James

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

August 25

Ream's Station

September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church

October 2-5

Yellow House

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

November 5

Forts Hascall and Morton

December 7-12

Expedition to Weldon Railroad


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins House

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 30-31

Boydton and White Oak Roads

March 31

Crow's House

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

High Bridge, Farmville

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2-12

March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 6

Mustered out near Washington, D.C. under Colonel McAllister. Veterans and recruits transferred to 12th New Jersey Infantry.

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