United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey

The 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 126 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 121 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J.
September 3 Mustered in under Colonel Joseph W. Revere and Lieutenant Colonel Ezra A. Carman
September 19 Seven Companies left State for Washington, D.C. At Meridian Hill attached to Casey’s Provisional Brigade, Division of the Potomac
October 3 Three Companies left State for Washington, D.C.
November 3-11 Expedition to Lower Maryland
November 12 Duty at Budd’s Ferry, Md. attached to 3rd Brigade, Hooker’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 5-8 Moved to the Virginia Peninsula
April 10-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg

Lieutenant Colonel Carman was wounded.

May 31-June 1
Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines)
June 2-24 Duty near Seven Pines
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond
June 25 Action at Oak Grove (near Seven Pines)
June 29
Battle of Savage Station
June 30
July 1
Malvern Hill
July – August At Harrison’s Landing
July 8 Lieutenant Colonel Carman was discharged to become colonel of the 13th New Jersey Infantry
August 15-26 Movement to Centreville, Va
August 26-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 27 Action at Bristoe Station (or Kettle Run)
August 29
Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1
Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill)
September-October Duty in the Defenses of Washington
October 25 Colonel Revere was promoted to brigadier general
November 1-28 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
November 28-December 11 Duty near Falmouth
December 9 Lt. Colonel Louis Raymond Francine promoted to colonel
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January-April Duty near Falmouth
February 5-7 Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church
April 27-May 6
Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-6
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24
Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel Louis R. Francine, who was mortally wounded on July 2nd. Major Frederick Cooper then took command of the regiment. Colonel Francine would die on the 16th.

The 7th New Jersey brought 331 men to the field.

From the monument on the Gettysburg battlefield: 

7th N.J. Vols. July 2, 1863. Killed 24, Wounded 77, Missing 13, Total 114.

First position 300 yards N.E. of this. Heavily engaged there. Moved here to reinforce Graham’s Brigade. Here Colonel Francine Fell.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
July 23
Wapping Heights

Francis Price, Jr. promoted to colonel

July-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
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Before 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 10
Fort Sedgwick
September 29-
October 2
Poplar Springs Church
October 2-5 Yellow House
October 7 Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton
October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road. Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12 Warren’s Raid on 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 Road
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-July Duty at Washington, D.C.
July 17 Mustered out under Colonel Price