10th Regiment of New Jersey Infantry

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Soldier's Notes

The news article in the Philadelphia Press of August 4, 1863, pg. 4 col. 3, about disorderly girls and the 10th New Jersey was kindly provided by Eileen Campos, 26th PVI.

Private David B. Russell, Company H, was killed on December 19th, 1864 during action around Petersburg.

Roger Clayton enlisted as a private in Company B at the age of 51. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Wilderness and is burried in grave number 11,990 at Andersonville, Georgia.

Brothers Jesse, John, and Edmund Smith served as privates in Company K. Edmund was reported missing in action on 17 August 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and John was killed at the Battle of Opequan on 29 September 1864, shot through the lungs.

Private George Weiser, Company A, was imprisoned at Andersonville, but survived the ordeal; his good friends, Corporal Philip Hilyard and Private Jacob Kay did not. George Weiser published a book in 1890 titled "Nine Months in Rebel Prisons" describing his experiences.

Corporal Joseph Allen Jobes, Company G, enlisted soon after his 16th birthday under the name Joseph Allen. He was wounded with a gunshot through the neck at Spotsylvania on May 8, 1864, taken prisoner and sent to Richmond, Virginia. Initially sent to hospital #21 on May 22nd, and then to Salisbury, North Carolina on October 9th. Paroled at Aikens Landing, Virginia on February 17, 1865, then sent to City Point on April 2, 1865. He returned to his regiment and was honorably discharged at Halls Hill, Virginia on July 1, 1865. He died in 1931 in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

 

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