30th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

  

Organized at Flemington, N.J., and mustered in September 17, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 30, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

 

SERVICE

    Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till November, 1862.

    Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad till January, 1863.

    Moved to Belle Plain, Va., and joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863.

    "Mud March" January 20-24.

    Duty at Belle Plain till April 27.

    Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.

    Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2.

    Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5.

    Ordered home for muster out June.

    Mustered out June 27, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 62 Enlisted men by disease. Total 64.

 


Special Orders Ordering Units to Aquia Creek, Va. Including the

30th Regiment, NJVI

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 81.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,
November 30, 1862.

1. The following-named troops of this command will be in readiness to move at a moment's notice: Col. E. F. Applegate, Twenty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers; Col. Alexander P. Berthoud, Thirty-first New Jersey Volunteers; Lieut. Col. Alexander Douglas, Twenty-second New Jersey Volunteers; Maj. F. C. Miller, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Volunteers; Col. H. M. Bosserr, One hundred and thirty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers; Col. A. E. Donaldson, Thirtieth New Jersey Volunteers, now under the command of Colonel Haskin, in charge of the defenses north of the Potomac, are to take the advance under command of the senior colonel.

2. Colonel Jennings' brigade of infantry to move next, now under command of Brigadier-General Abercrombie.

3. Colonel Wright's brigade of infantry to move next in order, now under command of Brigadier-General Casey.

4. The troops are to take two days' cooked rations in haversacks and five days' rations in wagons, with 100 rounds of small-arm ammunition to each man. They will be governed by existing orders as to baggage and transportation.

5. The senior colonel of each brigade will send a staff officer to these headquarters for instructions as to the route and destination.

6. The troops of this command that have been ordered to move at a moment's notice will march at the following named hours precisely: Those from Colonel Haskin's command at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning; those from General Abercrombie's command at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning; those from General Casey's command at 12 o'clock to-morrow.

The staff officers from the senior colonels commanding will report at these headquarters for instructions as soon as possible.

By command of Major-General Heintzelman:

 CARROLL H. POTTER,

                             Assistant Adjutant-General.