United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey

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.

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.
January-April 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.

From the monument:

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.
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 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
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 Totopotomoy
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.