9th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

Organized at Camp Olden. Trenton, N.J., September 13 to October 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 4, 1861. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to December, 1862, Heckman's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1863. Jourdan's Independent Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Heckman's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Portsmouth, Va., April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to September, 1864. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January., 1865. Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division. District of Beaufort, N. C., to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, District of Beaufort, N. C., to April. 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

 

SERVICE

    Camp on Bladensburg Pike December 4-14, 1861, and on Meridian Hill, Defenses of Washington, D.C., till January 4, 1862.

    Moved to Annapolis, Md., January 4, 1862.

    Burnside's Expedition to Roanoke Island and Hatteras Inlet January 5-February 8.

    Battle of Roanoke Island February 8.

    Duty at Roanoke Island till March 11.

    Expedition to Winton February 18-20.

    Skirmish at Winton February 19.

    Expedition to New Berne, N. C., March 11-14.

    Battle of New Berne March 14.

    At Newport Barracks and siege operations against Fort Macon April 1-26 Newport. N. C., April 7.

    Bombardment and capture of Fort Macon April 25-26.

    Expedition to Young's Cross Roads July 26-29 (6 Companies).

    Young's Cross Roads July 27.

    Reconnaissance from New Berne to Swansborough August 14-15 (Detachment).

    Duty at New Berne till December.

    Expedition to Tarboro November 1-12.

    Action at Rawle's Mills November 2.

    Demonstration on New Berne November 11.

    Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20.

    Southwest Creek December 13-14.

    Kinston December 14, Whitehall December 16.

    Goldsboro December 17.

    Expedition to Port Royal. S.C., January 28-31, 1863.

    At St. Helena Island, S.C., February 9-April 4.

    Expedition against Charleston, S.C., April 4-10.

    Moved from Hilton Head, S.C., to New Berne, N. C., April 12-16.

    Expedition to relief of Little Washington, N. C., April 17-23.

    Moved to Carolina City April 25 and duty there till June.

    Expedition to Trenton July 4-8.

    Free Bridge Comfort (or Quaker Bridge) July 6.

    Expedition from Newport Barracks to Cedar Point and White Oak River June 13-16.

    At New Berne July 26-August 26, and at Carolina City till October 18.

    Moved to Newport News, Va., October 18-20, and duty there till January 31, 1864.

Regiment Veteranized January 21, 1864, and Veterans on furlough January 31-March 17.

    Skirmishes on Ballahock or Bear Quarter Road and at Deep Creek February 29-March 1.

    Ballahock Station, near Dismal Swamp, March 1.

    Deep Creek March 2.

    At Portsmouth and Getty's Station till April 26.

    Expedition to Isle of Wight County April 13-15.

    Smithfield, Cherry Grove, April 14.

    Moved to Yorktown April 26.

    Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28.

    Occupation of Bermuda Hundred May 5.

    Port Walthal Junction May 6-7.

    Swift Creek May 9-10.

    Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16.

    Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16.

    Bermuda Hundred May 16-28.

    Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.

    Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12.

    Before. Petersburg June 15-18.

    Siege of Petersburg June 16-September 17.

    Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).

    Embarked for North Carolina September 17, arriving at Morehead City and Carolina City September 21, and duty there till December 5.

Non-Veterans left front October 21, and mustered out at Trenton, N.J., December 7, 1864.

    Moved to New Berne, N. C., December 5, thence to Plymouth, N. C.

    Expedition to Williamston December 9-14.

    Expedition up the Roanoke December 22-24.

    At Plymouth, N. C., till January 7.

    Expedition to Hard's Island February 1-5 (Cos. "B," "E," "H" and "I").

    Moved to Carolina City January 7, and duty there till March 4.

    Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26.

    Advance on Kinston March 4-14.

    Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10.

    Occupation of Kinston March 14, and garrison there till March 19.

    Occupation of Goldsboro March 21.

    Provost duty at Goldsboro till April 10.

    Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.

    Occupation of Raleigh April 14.

    Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army.

    At Raleigh till May 2, and at Greensboro till July. (Co. "G" at Charlotte and Co. "I" guard duty at Salisbury.)

    Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., July 12, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 89 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 163 Enlisted men by disease. Total 262.


Battle Report Filed By Capt. M. C. Runyan, Commanding Co G of the

9th Regiment, NJVI

 

HDQRS. COMPANY G, NINTH NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS,
Greensborough, N. C., May 13, 1865.

 Lieut. E. W. WELSTED,
Adjutant Ninth New Jersey Volunteers:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report: In accordance with orders from Major-General Cox, I left Greensborough, N. C., with my company on May 5, 1865, and proceeded by railroad to Salisbury, N. C.; arrived there at 11 a.m. I left Salisbury at 5 p.m., and was transported by rail to within five miles of Concord, a station twenty-one miles from Charlotte, N. C. The next morning, May 6, I marched to Concord and telegraphed to Charlotte for a train. I received an answer stating that an accident had happened to the downward train, and that no train would run for a day or so. I immediately took up line of march and that evening encamped thirteen miles from Charlotte. The next morning I resumed the march and arrived in Charlotte at 5.30 p.m. I found the town filled with rebel soldiers; raids were made by mobs on stores that had been left by the rebels. Drunkenness and disorder generally had been the order of the day. I immediately issued an order assuming command of the post; also, another prohibiting the sale of all kinds of spirituous liquors. After my arrival good order prevailed. The following is the list of stores taken possession of and guarded by my command: Medical purveyor's establishment, containing a large quantity of medical stores--there being no surgeon in my command I had no means of determining the value of them; the rebel navy-yard, containing a large amount of machinery, iron, &c., most of which had been taken from the Portsmouth (Virginia) Navy-Yard; a number of boxes said to contain the records of the rebel War Department and all the archives of the so-called Southern Confederacy; also, boxes said to contain all the colors and battle-flags captured from the National forces since the beginning of the war; a quantity of naval stores and a quantity of commissary stores; a branch of the U.S. mint was found, containing the machinery connected with it, all in good order. On Friday, the 12th, Brigadier-General Thomas, of the Third Brigade, First Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, arrived, relieving me of command of the post. On Friday, at. 5 p.m., I received an order by telegraph to report to my regiment without delay. The next day, the 13th, I had my command placed on cars, and reported at regimental headquarters at Greensborough at 4 p.m. the same day.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 M. C. RUNYAN,

 Captain, Commanding Company G, Ninth New Jersey Volunteers.