40th Regiment of New Jersey Infantry

Descendants Association

(1st Brigade (Penrose's), 1st Division, Sixth Corps)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


Organized at Trenton, N.J., February 2, 1865. Left State for Petersburg, Va., by Companies as follows: Company "A" mustered in October 24, 1864, left State October 24, 1864. Company "B" mustered in December 24, 1864, and January 12, 1865, left State December 24, 1864, and January 12, 1865. Company "C" mustered in January 21, 1865, and left State January 21, 1865. Company "D" mustered in January 27, and left State January 31, 1865. Company "E" mustered in February 2, and left State February 6, 1865. Company "F" mustered in February 9, and left State February 10, 1865. Company "G" mustered in February 16, and left State February 17, 1865. Company "H" mustered in February 22, and left State February 24, 1865. Company "I" mustered in March 2, and left State March 4, 1865. Company "K" mustered En March 10, and left State March 12, 1865. Each Company attached to 4th New Jersey Infantry, on arrival, until 6th Company, then assumed Regimental organization, and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps.

Siege operations against Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 18. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 18-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 17 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer


Soldier's Notes


40th Regiment of New Jersey Infantry

Descendants Roll Call


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