2nd Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (3 months)

Organized at Trenton, N.J. Enrolled April 26 and mustered in May 1, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 3. Reported to General Butler at Annapolis, Md., May 5; thence moved to Washington, arriving there May 6. Attached to Runyon's New Jersey Brigade, Defenses of Washington, to June, 1861. 1st Brigade, Runyon's Reserve Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to July, 1861




         Camp at Meridian Hill May 24. 24.

         Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va., May 24.

         Construction of Fort Runyon.

         Duty on line of Alexandria & Loudon Railroad till July 16.

         Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21.

         Battle of Bull Run July 21 (Reserve).


Mustered out at Trenton, N.J., July 21, 1861, expiration of term.


Exchange between Gen. T. Runyon, Commanding 4th Division (reserve) and Gen. Winfield Scott, Commander of Union Forces


ALEXANDRIA, July 21, 1861.

 Lieutenant-General SCOTT:

General McDowell directs me to ask whether I shall send the troops out of the fortifications?




 General RUNYON,  Alexandria, Va.:

Send forward no more troops from Alexandria during the night.



HEADQUARTERS ARMY, Washington, July 21, 1861.

 General RUNYON,  Alexandria:

Let the two New Jersey regiments remain at Fairfax Station, as General McDowell must know they are there, and will call them up if he needs them.

The brig-of-war Perry will be towed down to Alexandria for any resistance she can render with her battery.