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The 12th New Jersey Infantry in Howard County

Service at Ellicott's Mills, 9/8/1862-12/10/1862

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CHAPTER X. THE TWELFTH REGIMENT. 00125187 NEW JERSEY AND THE REBELLION: A HISTORY OF THE SERVICES OF THE TROOPS AND PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY IN AID OF THE UNION CAUSE. JOHN Y. FOSTER. MARTIN R. DENNIS CO, 1868, pp. 299-315.

CHAPTER X. THE TWELFTH REGIMENT. [Page [299]] Page Image THE Twelfth Regiment was raised under the second call of the President for three hundred thousand men, Robert C. Johnson, of Salem, formerly Major of the Fourth Regiment, (three months’ men,) being commissioned as Colonel early in July, 1862. Woodbury, in Gloucester County, was selected as the rendezvous; and on the 25th of July, the first detachment of recruits was mustered into the State service and went into camp. By the second week in August, nearly all the companies were full, and on the 4th of September, the regiment was formally mustered into the service of the United States with about nine hundred and fifty men.1 Many of the officers had already seen service in other regiments, but comparatively few of the men were familiar with military duties or requirements,

Notes 1. The men were all recruited in the First Congressional District, except two companies from Burlington County. There were two companies from Burlington County, one from Gloucester, one from Cumberland, and the remainder from Camden and Burlington. Captain J. Howard Willetts, of Cumberland, formerly of the Seventh New Jersey Regiment, who had greatly distinguished himself in the Peninsular campaign, was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, and Thomas H. Davis, of Camden, of the Fourth (three months’) Regiment, was appointed Major. Dr. Alvin Satterthwait, was made Surgeon, and the company officers were as follows:

Company A—Captain, S. S. Chase; First Lieutenant, Josiah Franklin; Second Lieutenant, Ellis P. Phipps. Company B—Captain, Joel W. Cliff; First Lieutenant, B. F. Lee; Second Lieutenant,——Wilson. Company C—Captain, W. H. Scholey; First Lieutenant, Newton M. Brooks; Second Lieutenant, T. F. Harris. Company D—Captain, William Henry Moore; First Lieutenant, John W. Paris; Second Lieutenant, James McIllhenny. Company E—Captain, C. K. Horsfall; First Lieutenant, P. M. Armington; Second Lieutenant, James McCoomb. Company F—Captain, E. L. Stratton; First Lieutenant, J. J. Trimble; Second Lieutenant, Joseph Pierson. Company G—Captain, S. B. Jobes; First Lieutenant, James T. Lowe; Second Lieutenant, Charles E. Troutman. Company H—Captain, H. A. Mattison; First Lieutenant, Joshua Lippincott; Second Lieutenant, John M. Fogg. Company I—Captain, Henry F. Chew; First Lieutenant, Frank M. Acton; Second Lieutenant, Theodore F. Null. Company K—Captain, R. S. Thompson; First Lieutenant, Daniel Dare; Second Lieutenant, William E. Potter.

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