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30th New Jersey Infantry

Regimental History
Thirtieth Infantry. — Cols., Alexander E. Donaldson, John J. Cladek ; Lieut.-Col., Arthur S. Ten Eyck ; Majs., Walter Camman, William A. Henry. This regiment, mainly recruited in the county of Somerset, was mustered into service at Flemington on Sept. 17, 1862, and left for Washington, 1,006 strong, on the 30th. Upon arriving at the capital it went into camp, but soon afterward proceeded to Tenallytown, Md., where it remained until Nov. 30, when it moved to Fort Carroll, where it was brigaded with the 22nd, 29th, and 31st N. J. and 137th Pa. regiments and proceeded to Liverpool Point on the lower Potomac, where it crossed to Acquia creek on Dec. 5. It spent the ensuing winter performing the routine duties of camp life and at the battle of Chancellorsville, although exposed, it escaped the perils of actual combat. The withdrawal of the army having been determined upon, the regiment returned to its old position and soon afterward, its term of service having expired, marched to Washington, whence it proceeded to New Jersey and in due time was mustered out. The total strength of the regiment was 1,046, and it lost during its term of service by resignation 14, by discharge 42, by promotion 27, by transfer 2, by death 64, by desertion 14, by dismissal 1, mustered out 882.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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