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35th New Jersey Infantry

Regimental History
Thirty-fifth Infantry.— Col., John J. Cladek; Lieut.-Col., William A. Henry; Maj., John B. Sine. This regiment, recruited chiefly in the counties of Essex and Hunterdon, was mustered into service at Flemington in Sept., 1863, and soon afterward proceeded to Washington. Being transferred to the southwest, it participated in the Meridian expedition in Feb., 1864, having several skirmishes and losing a few men, being absent altogether 32 days. It was soon afterward attached to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 16th corps, and without delay addressed itself to the work of preparing for the formidable encounters of the Atlanta campaign justly supposed to lie before it. In the first day's fighting at Resaca, Ga., the regiment stood bravely at its post and held the ground during the night, having lost during the day 1 man killed and 13 wounded, and the total casualties during the 3 days' fighting at that place were 2 men killed, 2 officers and 20 men wounded. At Dallas two days were spent in skirmishing, fighting and making careful approaches, a fierce engagement taking place on May 25, near New Hope Church, between Hooker's corps and a part of the Confederate force. On the 27th the regiment was again engaged, two companies under Capt. Angel being deployed as skirmishers and charging the enemy with great gallantry drove him from an eminence which other regiments had entirely failed to carry. During the two following days the regiment was almost constantly engaged on the skirmish line, losing altogether 4 men killed, 8 wounded and 1 missing. In June, while Hooker and Howard were pushing the enemy, the regiment was engaged on the skirmish line, losing 7 men killed and 8 wounded, Capts. Courtois and Frazer being among the latter. It then marched to Kennesaw and participated in the movements against that position until, after constant battering and murderous fighting extending over a fortnight, Sherman determined to throw his whole army rapidly by the right to threaten Nickajack creek and Turner's ferry across the Chattahoochee. The regiment's next engagement was at the battle of Decatur, where it suffered severely, the casualties numbering 1 killed, 16 wounded, and 2 officers and 37 men missing. On Aug. 1 the regiment advanced its position and took possession of a line of partially completed rifle-pits, which it held until the 11th, meanwhile assisting in the construction of works at the front. On the 11th, being ordered on the skirmish line, the regiment drove the enemy's pickets out of their pits and took possession, losing 2 men wounded in the movement. During the month of October the regiment participated in the movement of a portion of the army to Marietta, Big Shanty and other points menaced by the Confederates under Hood, but was only once actively engaged, namely, at Resaca, where it lost 25 in killed and wounded. During the march to the sea the regiment was engaged as a support to the cavalry advance at Little Ogeechee creek, but suffered no casualties. From Savannah the regiment participated in the campaign of the Carolinas and after Johnston's surrender marched by the usual route to Washington, where the men were supplied with a new Zouave uniform and some weeks later were mustered out, proceeding on July 22 to Trenton, where their campaigns terminated in a cordial welcome from the populace. The total strength of the regiment was 1,906, and it lost during its term of service by resignation 19, by discharge 65, by promotion 42, by transfer 196, by death 147, by desertion 451, by dismissal 4, not accounted for 132, mustered out 850.

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

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