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31st New Jersey Infantry

Regimental History
Thirty-first Infantry. — Col., Alexander P. Berthoud ; Lieut.-Cols., William Holt, Robert R. Honeyman ; Maj., Andrew J. Raub. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Warren and Hunterdon, was mustered into the service at Flemington on Sept. 17, 1862, and left that place for Washington on the 26th. It was attached to the 3d brigade (Gen. G. R. Paul's), Wadsworth's division, Reynolds' corps. The mettle of the regiment was thoroughly tested at the battle of Chancellorsville and although it escaped with slight loss it performed its duty courageously. The term of service soon expiring, the labors of the 31st as an organization came to an end and it was mustered out of service at Flemington, June 24, 1863. The total strength of the regiment was 1,016, and it lost during its term of service by resignation 11, by discharge 39, by promotion 11, by death 39, by desertion 2, mustered out 914.

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

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