The 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 148 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 80 enlisted men to disease. It is honored on the New Jersey Brigade Monument at Gettysburg, a monument at Crampton’s Gap on South Mountain and a monument at Antietam.
|June 4,||Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J., and mustered in for three years service under Colonel George W. Taylor|
|June 28||Left State for Washington, D. C.; Attached to 2nd Brigade, Runyon’s Reserve Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia|
|July 16-21||Advance on Manassas, Va.|
The Regiment was in reserve and suffered no casualties.
|August||Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac|
|October||Attached to Kearney’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|August 31||Munson’s Hill or Little River Turnpike (Companies I and K)|
|October 2||Springfield Station (Detachment)|
|December 4||Burke’s Station (Detachment)|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|March 8-15||Advance on Manassas, Va.|
|April||Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock|
|April 7-11||Advance from Alexandria to Bristoe Station|
|April 17||Embarked for the Peninsula, Va.|
|April 19-May 5||Siege of Yorktown, Va. (on transports)|
|May 7-8||West Point. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 9||Colonel Taylor promoted to brigadier general|
|May 18||Lt. Colonel Henry W. Brown was promoted to colonel|
|June 25-July 1||Seven days before Richmond|
Battles of Gaines Mill
|June 30||Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale|
|July-August||At Harrison’s Landing|
|August 16-26||Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Manassas, Va.|
|August 26-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
|August 27||Bull Run Bridge|
|August 30-31||Cover Pope’s retreat to Centreville|
|September 6-22||Maryland Campaign|
From the monument at Crampton’s Gap:
Late in the afternoon the Brigade advanced from the fields north and west of Burkittsville, charged up the mountain, carried this point, and followed the enemy to the west foot of the mountain. Loss in the Brigade 40 killed, 134 wounded
The brigade was commanded by its senior colonel, Alfred T. A. Torbert of the 1st New Jersey. The 3rd was commanded by Colonel Henry W. Brown.
From the monument:
The Brigade arrived upon the field from Crampton’s Pass about noon, and was formed for a charge upon the Confederate line just North of the Dunkard Church. The order for the charge was countermanded, and the brigade took position across this road, in support of the 6rh Corps Artillery, the right of the brigade in woods North of the road, the left in the open field South, where it remained, under artillery fire, until the morning of the 19th.
From the marker:
This stone marks the right of the brigade, when a little after noon it was formed to charge the woods North of the Dunkard Church. The order was countermanded and the brigade moved a short distance to the left to support the Corps Artillery, soon after which Hexamer’s Battery engaged and silenced the Confederate Artillery at Dunkard Church.
|September-October||Duty at Sharpsburg|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
|December 24||Colonel Brown took command of the brigade as senior colonel.|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|February 8||Colonel Brown returned from brigade command to command of the regiment.|
|April 10||Colonel Brown once more took command of the brigade as senior colonel.|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
Battle of Maryes Heights (Second Fredericksburg)
Colonel Brown, commanding the brigade, was wounded in the left hip.
|May 4||Banks Ford|
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
Commanded by Col. Henry W. Brown. It brought 325 men to the field, losing two wounded.
From the brigade monument:
First Brigade New Jersey Volunteers. Brig. Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert, 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 15th Regiments Infantry 1st Brigade, 1st Div., 6th Corps. July 2, in reserve, July 3 and 4 detached from the corps, held this position.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|July 5||Fairfield, Pa.|
|July 10-13||At and near Funkstown, Md.|
|July||Camp near Warrenton, Va.|
|September 15||At Culpeper Court House|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Rappahannock Station|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|December||At Brandy Station|
|May 3-June 15||Campaign from the Rapidan to the James|
Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
Colonel Brown was wounded in the left thigh.
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|May 29||Non-Veterans relieved for muster out. Veterans and Recruits temporarily attached to 15th New Jersey Infantry|
|June 17-19||Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins|
Jerusalem Plank Road
Colonel Brown mustered out.
|June 23||Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J.,|
|July 9-11||Moved to Washington, D, C.|
|July 11-12||Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and Northern Defenses of Washington|
|July 14-23||Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap, Va.|
|Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign|
|August 15||Cedar Creek|
|October-December||Duty in the Shenandoah Valley|
|December 17||Moved to Petersburg and reorganized as a Veteran Battalion at Burke’s Station.|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|April 2||Assault on and fall of Petersburg|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 23-27||March to Danville|
|May 18||March to Richmond|
|May 18-June 3||To Washington, D.C.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 29||Mustered out at Hall’s Hill, Virginia.|