The Third Regiment of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was raised in May of 1861, when the tocsin of war rang clearly through the nation. Men from nearly every county in the state enlisted, and on June 28, with a compliment of 1,051 men, the regiment left Camp Olden, Trenton for the seat of war.
It was one of the regiments which comprised what was known as the “First New Jersey Brigade” and participated in every major action with the Army of the Potomac until June of 1864 when it was mustered out of service.
Men who reenlisted were transferred to the 15th Regiment and saw service until the end of the war.
Articles & Research
The First New Jersey BrigadeHistory of the Third Regiments of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.
The Graves Project: Finding Veterans of the ThirdLocating the graves of the former members of the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.
Who Was the Civil War Federal Soldier?Ages and backgrounds of the typical Civil war soldier.
The Role of the ChaplainNot only for spirituality. The many helpful duties and services provided by the chaplain.
What Did the Civil War Federal Solder Eat?Description of typical meals of the Civil War soldier.
The One Armed DevilThe life of Philip Kearny, and his role in the Civil War.
What Did the Soldier Do in His Leisure Time?Typical pastime activities of the Civil War soldier.
What did the Soldier Think (And Why Did He Fight)?The Civil war soldier's state of mind and driving forces to fight.
Recruiting and Re-enacting!About Re-enacting with The Third New Jersey. How to get involved.
Historical Records of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment
Spotsylvania After Action Report (Re-enactment)Captain Jim Pepe's report on the Spotsylvania re-enactment.
Gaines MillCol. Henry W. Brown's report of the action at Gaines Mill.
Burke’s StationCol. George W. Taylor's report of the action at Burke's Station Virginia.
Bull Run BridgeCol. Henry W. Brown's report of action at Bull Run Bridge.
Crampton’s Pass After Action Report (Re-enactment)Captain Jim Pepe's report of the Crampton's Pass re-enactment.
Picatinney Arsenal After Action Report (Re-enactment)Report from Captain, James V. Pepe when we participated in a parade and living history at Picatnney Arsenal.
Fort WorthCol. George W. Taylor's report on the march toward Manassas Junction.
Munson’s HillCol. George W. Taylor's report of the action at Munson's Hill, on Little River Turnpike Virginia.
Lincoln Day Dinner After Action Report (Re-enactment)Captain Jim Pepe's report of the Lincoln Day Dinner.
Crampton’s PassCol. Henry W. Brown's report of the action at Crampton's Pass, 1862.
White Oak Church | The Third Regiment of New JerseyMajor James W. H. Stickney's report of the White Oak Church re-enactment.
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