38th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry


Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" September 22, Company "B" September 9, Company "C" September 10, Company "D" September 24, Company "E" October 1, Company "F" September 22, Company "G" September 27, Company "H" September 30, Company "I" September 12, and Company "K" September 15, 1864. Left State by detachments, Companies "B," "C," "I" and "K" September 20, 1864; Companies "A," "D" and "F" September 29, 1864, and Companies "E," "G" and "H" October 4, 1864, for City Point, Va. Attached to Separate Brigade, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.



    Assigned to garrison duty at Fort Powhatan, James River, till April 1865.

    Moved to City Point and mustered out June 30, 1865.


Regiment lost 14 by disease during service.


Letter Written by Gen. Benj. F. Butler Concerning the

38th Regiment, NJVI


September 27, 1864--9 a.m.

 Major-General ORD,
Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

I acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch and inclosures, by Captain Moore, of your staff. I have ordered the One hundred and eighty-fourth New York Volunteers and the Thirty-eighth New Jersey Volunteers, of the Provisional Brigade; who are reported not effective for field service in your return, to be sent to Forts Pocahontas and Powhatan to relieve the Eighty-ninth New York and the colored regiments there and at Harrison's Landing. I will order the Eighty-ninth New York at once here and the colored regiments directly to Deep Bottom. I will also direct that Heckman's brigade, at Old Court-House, be relieved and marched over this evening to join his command. I think your suggestion well to allow your horse battery to report to General Kautz. Please make the order.


 Major-General, Commanding.