35th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Organized at Flemington, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" August 28; Company "B" September 25; Company "C" September 15; Company "D" October 13; Companies "E" and "F" September 18; Company "G" September 21 at Freehold; Company "I" September 18, and Company "K" September 15, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 19, 1863. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., till November, 1863.
Moved to Eastport, Miss., November 9-28, thence to Columbus, Ky.,
and Union City, Tenn., December 12-20, and duty there till January 16, 1864.
Moved to Columbus, Ky., thence to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian
Campaign February 3-March 2.
Meridian February 9-13.
Marion February 15-17.
Meridian February 16.
Operations in West Tennessee against Forest March 16-April 14.
Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
Demonstrations on Resaca May 5-13.
Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9.
Near Resaca May 13.
Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
Advance on Dallas May 22-25.
Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas,
New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5
Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June
Assault on Kennesaw June 27.
On line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4.
Chattahoochee River July 5-17.
Decatur July 19-22. Battle of Atlanta July 22.
Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.
Lovejoy Station September 2-6.
At Eastpoint till October 4.
Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-26.
March to the sea November 15-December 10.
Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
Reconnaissance to Salkehatchie River January 20, 1865.
River's and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, S.C., February 2.
River's Bridge February 3.
South Edisto River February 9.
North Edisto River, Orangeburg, February 11-12.
Columbia February 15-17.
Cheraw March 3-4.
Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21.
Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19.
Grand Review May 23.
Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 5, and duty there till July.
Mustered out July 20, 1865.
Battle Report to Governor Parker Filed By Col. J. J. Cladek, Commanding
35th Regiment, NJVI
THIRTY-FIFTH REGIMENT NEW JERSEY VOLS.,
SIR: I have the honor to report to Your Excellency the
part taken by my regiment, under my command, in the action of Resaca, Ga., on
the 13th, 14th, and 15th of May, 1864.
Between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. May 13 the regiment
formed in the third line of battle on the right of General Morgan L. Smith's
command, advancing in line over fences and up a wooded hill, crossing ravines
hardly passable for mounted officers. My regiment cleared the fences and
woodland at a double-quick time, coming out on an open plain facing the
Oostenaula River, about two miles above the town of Resaca, Ga. The regiment had
but cleared the woods when two rebel regiments opened a brisk fusilade fire on
us. I immediately gave the command "commence firing," not, however,
before I had 3 or 4 men wounded. Two lines of battle were before me when I
entered the woods, but somehow, through the nature of the ground, I got to the
extreme front. The firing lasted about fifteen minutes, when both the rebel
regiments gave way and ran, when I withdrew my regiment under cover of the
woods, on account of a regiment to my left giving way, and I thinking myself
flanked, otherwise I would have charged upon the retreating rebel regiments. In
this day's action I lost 1 killed and 13 wounded; my own and Lieutenant
(Acting Adjutant) Pierson's horses were wounded. The enemy giving way in this
quarter, we were ordered to the left to support some of our batteries, but in
such a position as to be under two fires, the enemy's shells bursting over us,
and our own shot tearing limbs of trees to splinters above our heads, which
became dangerous for my men. Here I lost several men wounded, as two of my
companies--E and I--were out skirmishing with the rebels, under command of Capt.
Charles A. Angel, my acting major, on the river front. Early on the morning of
the 14th we left our position of supporting batteries for Resaca. We crossed a
bridge under the rebel works, where we received a deadly fire from artillery and
infantry, under cover of rifle-pits. Here I lost 1 man killed and 1 wounded, and
would have lost many had I not immediately, seeing the danger, ordered my men
under cover. Shortly after an order came to return to our brigade, ordered to
the rear for refreshment and rest; but at that moment our right center, under
General Morgan L. Smith, being repulsed, I was ordered, with my regiment, to his
support, passing through the right under the rebel works. After arriving on the
new position assigned me the Thirty-fifth gave three rousing cheers, tending to
inspire our troops in front with fresh energy, when the rebels opened a
cross-fire of shot, shell, and canister upon us as we advanced, but fortunately
we escaped with 1 man wounded. At 9.30 p.m. we were ordered to throw up
intrenchments, which we did, and at 3 a.m. the 15th we were safely behind them,
where we lay safe all the following day, delivering a murderous fire, and
repulsing every attempt made by the rebels to advance, the enemy's fire taking
no effect upon us. Some time during the night the rebels evacuated Resaca, and
Captain Angel, with the two companies under his command, was ordered to enter
the town, which duty he performed admirably, capturing 30 rebels and two mails,
one to and one from their army, which they did not have time to assort.
In respect to the behavior of my regiment in this
action, I cannot find words to express my satisfaction. Officers and men tried
to outdo each other in gallant behavior, especially Capt. Charles A. Angel,
acting major, and Lieut. David Pierson, acting adjutant. To both those officers
great honor is due. I not alone recommend them to Your Excellency, but the whole
regiment to a man, acting like a body of soldiers grown old in battles. I feel
as proud of them as Napoleon did of his "Old Guard." They have earned
and won for themselves a gallant name among our western troops in the Department
and Army of the Tennessee.
Colonel, Commanding Regiment.