28th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Organized at Freehold and mustered in September 15, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 2, 1862. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, October to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.
Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., October 3 to December 1,
March to Falmouth, Va., December 1-9.
Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
At Falmouth, Va., till April 27, 1863.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
Mustered out July 6, 1863.
Regiment lost during service 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.
Battle Report Filed By Lt. Col. E. A. L. Roberts, Commander of the
28th Regiment, NJVI
SIR: I have the honor to make the following report of
the Twenty-eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers in its movements from the
morning of the 11th of December to the 15th day of December:
number of commissioned officers
number of non-commissioned officers and privates 643
Number of commissioned
of noncommissioned officers and privates killed
of non commissioned officers and privates wounded
of non-commissioned officers and privates missing
The above is a true statement of the condition of the
Twenty-eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers before and after the engagement of
December 13, 1862.
We were formed in regimental line of battle on the
morning of December 11, 1862, at 5 a.m., and marched to the front of
Fredericksburg. We lay upon our arms during the day and night. At daylight of
the morning of December 12, we crossed into the city of Fredericksburg, where we
rested during the day and night.
The next morning, December 13, at 9.30 o'clock, we
were formed in brigade line of battle, and at 10.30 o'clock we moved upon the
enemy's works. We went into action under a most galling and deadly fire of shot
and shell, and continued in action until near dark. Officers and men conducted
After the fight we gathered our regiment together near
the river, where we lay Sunday and Monday, December 14 and 15, and on Monday
night, at 9 o'clock, we recrossed the river and marched to our present
E. A. L.
Twenty-eighth Regt. New Jersey Vols.
Col. JOHN S. MASON,
Commanding First Brigade.