United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey

The 10th New Jersey Infantry lost 2 officers and 91 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 187 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 9 Organized at Beverly, N.J. under authority of the War Department as the “Olden Legion” under Colonel William Bryan.
December 26 Left State for Washington, D.C. for Provost duty at Washington, D.C.


January 19 Colonel Bryan discharged and William R. Murphy appointed colonel.
January 29 Transferred from War Department to State of New Jersey, reorganized and redesignated 10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment. Attached to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington, D.C.
February Assigned to District of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps
March 13 Colonel Murphy resigned
March 26 Henry O. Ryerson was appointed colonel
April 12 Ordered to Suffolk, Va. attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 16-May 4 Siege of Suffolk, Va.
April 24 Edenton Road
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
July Ordered to Washington, D.C., then to Philadelphia, Pa. attached to Dept. of the Susquehanna
September On provost duty at Pottsville, Pa.
October Guard fords of the Potomac at and near Shepherdstown
November At Mauch Chunk. Pa., Sub-District of Carbon, Dept. of the Susquehanna
April Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

Colonel Ryerson was mortally wounded, dying on May 12

May 8-21 Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 17-July 9 Before Petersburg
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 9-11 Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12 Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington
July 14-23 Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap, Va.
July 17-18 Action at Snicker’s Ferry
August 7-
November 28
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
August 14-16 Strasburg
August 17 Winchester
August 21 Point Pleasant
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October-December Duty in the Shenandoah Valley
December Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Petersburg, Va. and the Siege of Petersburg
February 5-7
Battle of Dabney’s Mills, or Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 31 Enos Fourat was promoted to colonel, but declined the promotion.
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-27 March to Danville
March 18-June 3 March to Richmond, Va., then to Washington, D.C.
June 8 Corps Review
June 22 Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Va.