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
Moved to City Point and mustered out June 30, 1865.
Letter Written by Gen. Benj. F. Butler Concerning the
38th Regiment, NJVI
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
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.