3rd Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  New Jersey Gotoarrow.png   New Jersey Military Gotoarrow.png  New Jersey in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png3rd Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry

Brief History

Regiment was organized at Camp Bayard, Trenton, New Jersey, and mustered in at different times.  Starting January 26 through March 24, 1864.   Mustered out at Washington D.C. August 1, 1865. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,280 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

For more information on 3rd New Jersey Cavalry (accessed 8 March 2013) see also 3rd Cavalry Regiment (accessed 8 March 2013)

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New Jersey in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New Jersey in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New Jersey, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. 
  • Lubrecht, Peter T. New Jersey butterfly boys in the Civil War : the Hussars of the Union Army. (Charleston, South Carolina : History Press, c2011), FHL book 974.9 M2Lp

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).