United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey > 11th New Jersey Infantry Regiment

The Eleventh 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.

The regiment was organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, New Jersey under the command of Colonel Robert McAllister.
August 15 The Eleventh New Jersey Infantry Regiment mustered in
August 25 Left New Jersey for Washington, D.C. Attached to Whipple’s Command, Defenses of Washington, D.C.
November 16-27 March to Falmouth, Virginia attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 28-December 11 Duty near Falmouth, Virginia.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

January-April At Falmouth, Virginia.
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 Eleventh New Jersey Infantry 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. Lieutenant 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.

From the monument to the regiment on Emmitsburg Road:

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, Virginia.

August-October 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

December Duty near Brandy Station
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.
May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps.

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21

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

June 19

Siege of Petersburg

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