United States Regiments & Batteries > New Jersey

The 1st New Jersey Artillery, Battery B lost 1 officer and 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 23 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
October 22 Left State for Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Heintzelman’s Division
March Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 31-June 1
Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines)
June 21 Action at Fair Oaks Station
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond; attached to Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps
June 25
Battles of Oak Grove
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 White Oak Swamp and Glendale
July 1
Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in the Defenses of that city attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps
November 10-12 Operations on Orange and Alexandria Railroad
November 28-December 11 Near Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January At Falmouth attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February 5-7 Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Adoniram J. Clark. It brought 143 men to the field serving six 10-pounder Parrott Rifles.

From the monument:

Fought here from 2 until 7 O’clock on July 2, 1863, firing 1,300 rounds of ammunition. Losses, killed 1, wounded 16, missing 3.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
July 12 South Mountain, Md.
July 23 Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap, Va.
August Near Warrenton, Va.
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 8 Brandy Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
December At and near Stevensburg
March Attached to 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient (“Bloody Angle”)
May 19
Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18 First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James River
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains
August 18 Russell’s Mills
August 25
Ream’s Station
March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28-
April 9
Appomattox Campaign
March 29-31
Hatcher’s Run
April 2 Boydton Road, Fall of Petersburg and Sutherland Station
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 6-7 Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 16 Mustered out