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|Twenty-third Infantry. Cols., John S. Cox, Henry O. Ryerson, E.
Burd Grubb; Lieut.-Cols., George C. Brown, Francis W. Milnor; Majs., Alfred Thompson,
William J. Parmentier. This regiment was raised in the summer and fall of 1862 and was
mustered into the Federal service at Beverly on Sept. 13, Co. A from the city and township
of Burlington being the first to reach the rendezvous, on Aug. 25, Co. B of Bordentown
mustering the same evening. Leaving Beverly on Sept. 24, the regiment proceeded to
Washington, going into camp on East Capitol hill, but in a few days afterward moved to
Frederick City, Md. There it remained until Oct. 8, when it started for Bakersville to
join the 1st N. J. brigade, with which it was ever after identified. It participated in
the battle of Fredericksburg and lost in that engagement 3 officers and 57 men, killed or
wounded. At Chancellorsville and Salem Church it also performed noble service and
continued in the field until the expiration of its term of enlistment, when it was ordered
to return to New Jersey for discharge. While at Beverly, awaiting muster out, information
was received of the invasion of Pennsylvania by Gen. Lee with the Confederate army in
strength. The command was immediately tendered to the governor and accepted, and at once
proceeded to Harrisburg, the threatened point. It remained in that vicinity until the
danger had passed, when it returned to the state and was mustered out at Beverly, N. J.,
June 27, 1863. The total strength of the regiment was 1,035, and it lost during its term
of service, by resignation 18, by discharge 80, by promotion 31, by transfer 4, by death
84, by desertion 10, by dismissal 1, mustered out, 807.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3