7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry







The 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

(From Dyer’s Compendium)


Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, NJ and mustered in September 3, 1861. 7 Companies left the State for Washington. DC September 19, 1861 and three companies October 3, 1861. Attached to Casey’s Provisional Brigade, Division of the Potomac to October 1861. 3rd Brigade, Hooker’s Division Army of the Potomac, to March 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division. 2nd Army Corps, to July 1865. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 126 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 121 Enlisted men by disease. Total 260.

Losses and Battles

(From Fox’s Regimental)

In company with the 5th, 6th, and 8th New Jersey volunteers, it formed the Second Jersey Brigade, and was assigned to Hooker’s Third Corps. It was hotly engaged at Williamsburg, VA., where its casualties aggregated 26 killed, 90 wounded, and 7 missing. General Mott commanded the Brigade, and General Berry the Division at Chancellorsville, VA., a battle in which the brigade rendered good service, and the Seventh captured five stands of colors; the Seventh lost there 6 killed , and 41 wounded. The brigade was commanded at Gettysburg, PA.,  by Colonel George C. Burling  (Sixth New Jersey), the losses in the regiment amounted to 15 killed, 86 wounded, and 13 missing; Colonel Francine was mortally wounded in the battle on the second day. In March 1864, the Third Corps merged with the Second, the brigade being assigned to Mott’s Division. The Regiment encountered hard fighting at Spotsylvania, VA., and the assault in Petersburg, VA., June 18th; its losses in May and June 1864, amounting to 12 killed, 97 wounded, and 60 captured or missing. In November, 1864, the men of the Fifth New Jersey Battalion were transferred to the Seventh, and it also received a large number of conscripts and recruits. The original members were mustered out at Trenton, NJ, October 7, 1864, but enough men remained in the field to preserve the organization.

Battles of the 7th NJ

Williamsburg, VA., Oak Grove, VA., Malvern Hill, VA., 2nd Manassas, VA., Fredericksburg, VA., Chancellorsville, VA., Gettysburg, PA., Wilderness, VA., Spotsylvania, VA., Totopotomoy, VA., Cold Harbor, VA., Petersburg, VA., Weldon Railroad, VA., Armsrong House, VA., Farmville, VA., Present  also at Yorktown; Fair Oaks; Glendale; Bristoe Station; Chantilly; McLean’s Ford;  Mine Run; Deep Bottom; Peeble’s Farm; North Anna; Boydton Road; Appomattox.