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, 1862.

    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


December 18, 1862.

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:


Whole number of commissioned officers   22

Whole number of non-commissioned officers and privates 643

Total       665

 Number of commissioned officers wounded                 7

Number of noncommissioned officers and privates killed                 16

Number of non commissioned officers and privates wounded                136

Number of non-commissioned officers and privates missing                 31

Total       (*)190

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 themselves well.

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 encampment.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Twenty-eighth Regt. New Jersey Vols.


Commanding First Brigade.