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14th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry

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The 14th Regiment out of Camp Vredenburg, near Freehold, New Jersey, was active from 1862 Aug 26 to 1865 Jun 18. It was also known as the "Monocacy Regiment" because it camped near Monocacy Junction for 9 months in 1862-1863.

'63 Jul 17 Manassas Gap, Va. '64 May 15 Po River, Va. '64 Sep 21 Flint Hill, Va.
'63 Jul 24 Wapping Heights, Va. '64 May 23-24 North Anna River, Va. '64 Sep 22 Fisher's Hill, Va.
'63 Oct. 12 Culpepper, Va. '64 May 30-31 Hanover C. H., Va. '64 Sep 25 Mount Jackson, Va.
'63 Oct. 14 Bristow Station, Va. '64 Jun 1-10 Cold Harbor, Va. '64 Oct 19 Cedar Creek, Va.
'63 Nov 7 Kelly's Ford, Va. '64 Jun 14 Bermuda Hundred Va. '65 Feb 5 Hatcher's Run, Va.
'63 Nov 8 Brandy Station, Va. '64 Jun 16-23 Before Petersburg, Va. '65 Mar 25 Fort Fort Steadman, Va.
'63 Nov 27 Locust Grove, Va. '64 Jul 9 Monocacy, Md. '65 April 2 Capture of Petersburg, Va.
'63 Nov 29 Mine Run, Va. '64 Jul 18 Snicker's Gap, Va. '65 April 6 Sailors' Creek, Va.
'64 May 4-7 Wilderness, Va. '64 Aug 15 Strasburg, Va. '65 April 7 Farmville, Va.
'64 May 8-11 Spottsylvania, Va. '64 Aug 21 Charlestown, Va. '65 April 9 Lee's Surrender, (Appomattox Va.,)
'64 May 12-14 Spottsylvania C H., Va. '64 Sep 19 Opequan, Va.
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14th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry --"Monocacy Regiment" Overview:Organized at Camp Vredenburg near Freehold, N. J., and mustered in August 26, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., September 2, 1862. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Provisional Brigade, French's Division, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

Service:Duty near Monocacy, Md., guarding railroad bridges and other points on the Upper Potomac, till June, 1863. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and duty there and at Maryland Heights till June 30. Moved to Frederick, Md., June 30, and to Monocacy July 2. Pursuit of Lee July 6-24. Manassas Gap, Va., July 20. Wapping Heights July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanovertown May 30-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, thence to Frederick, Md., July 6-8. Battle of Monocacy July 9. Expedition to Snicker's Gap July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-6. Siege of Petersburg December 6, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there till May 18. Moved to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out near Washington, D. C., June 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 139 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 110 Enlisted men by disease. Total 257. [1]


Fox's History

Organized at Freehold, N. J., and left the State, 1,007 strong, on September 2d, 1862. Colonel Truex had served as major, and Lieutenant-Colonel Hall as adjutant, of the Fifth N. J. V. It was ordered on guard duty along the B. & O. R. R. near Monocacy, Md., where it remained until June, 1863, when it moved to Harper's Ferry. In the following month, upon Lee's invasion, the garrison (French's Division) was withdrawn to Frederick, where it joined the Army of the Potomac soon after Gettysburg, becoming the Third Division of the Third Corps. The regiment was under fire at Locust Grove (Mine Run) for the first time, where it lost 14 killed, and 49 wounded; its casualties were the largest, numerically, of any regiment engaged in the various actions incidental to the Mine Run campaign. Upon the discontinuance of the third Corps, March, 1864, the division was transferred to the Sixth Corps as Ricketts's Third Division, the regiment being placed in Morris's (1st) Brigade. Its casualties in May and June, 1864, nearly all of which occurred at Cold Harbor, were 29 killed, 107 wounded, and 15 missing; the latter were mostly killed. In July the division returned to Maryland to meet Early's invasion, and at the Monocacy the regiment lost 24 killed, 87 wounded, and 29 missing, out of 350 men engaged. In the battle of the Opequon, Major Peter Vredenburgh was killed while leading a charge on a battery, the regiment losing in that action 6 killed. and 56 wounded. Colonel Truex commanded the brigade in the final and victorious assault of the corps on the works at Petersburg.[2]


  1. National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database
  2. Taken from; William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 1888

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