Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J., and mustered in August 19, 1861. Left State for Washington City, September 10,1861. 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 October, 1864.
SERVICE: Expedition to Lower Maryland, November 3 - 11th, 1861. At Merdidian Hill until December, 1861, and near Budd's Ferry, Md., until April, 1862 Moved to the Virginia Peninsula April 5 - 8th. Siege of Yorktown April 10 - May 4th. Battle of Williamsburg May 5th. Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines) May 31 - June 1st. Duty near Seven Pines until June 25th. Seven days before Richmond June 25 - July 1st. Battles of Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25th. Savage Station June 29th. Glendale June 30th. Malvern Hill July 1st. At Harrision's Landing until August 15th. Movement to Centreville August 15 - 26th. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26 - September 2nd. Action at Bristoe Station ( or Kettle Run) August 27th. Battles of Groveton August 29th. Bull Run August 30th. Chantilly September 1st. Duty in the Defence of Washington until November 1st. Movement to Falmounth, Va., November 1 - 28th. Duty near Falmouth November 28 - December 11th. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12 -15th. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" Janurary 20 - 24th. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church Feburary 5 - 7th. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27 - May 6th. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1 - 5th. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11 - July 24th. Battle of Gettysburg July 1 - 3rd. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5 - 24th. Wapping Heights July 23rd. Duty near Warrenton until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9 - 22nd. McLean's Ford October 15th. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7 - 8th. Kelly's Ford November 7th. Mine Run Campaign November 26 - December 2nd. Payne's Farm November 27th. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan Feburary 6 - 7th. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James, May 3 - June 15th. Battles of the Wilderness May 5 - 7th; Spotsylvania May 8 - 12th; Spotsylvania Court House May 12 - 21st. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12th. Harris Farm (or Fredericksburg Road) May 19th. North Anna River May 23 - 26th. Ox Ford May 23 - 24th. On line of the Pamunkey May 26 - 28th. Totopotomoy May 28 - 31st. Cold Harbor June 1 - 12th. Before Petersburg June 16 - 18th. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to October 12, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22 - 23rd. In trenches before Petersburg until July 12th. In Reserve Camp until July 26th. Demonstration on the north side of the James July 27 - 29th. Deep Bottom July 27 - 28th. In trenches until August 12th. Demonstration north of the James August 13 - 20th. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom August 14 - 18th. Ream's Station August 25th. Before Petersburg unitl October 12th. Non - Veterans mustered out at Trenton, New Jersey, September 7, 1864. Veteran Battalion consolidated with the 8th New Jersey Infantry October 12, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 71 Enlisted men by disease.