26th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

  

Organized at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, N.J., and mustered in September 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26. Camp on Capital Hill till October 1. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Hagerstown, Md., October 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.

 

SERVICE

    At Hagerstown, Md., till October 31.

    Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 31-November 19.

    Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.

    At Falmouth, Va., till April 27, 1863.

    "Mud March" January 20-24.

    Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.

    Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2.

    Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3.

    Salem Heights May 3-4.

    Banks' Ford May 4.

    Franklin's Crossing June 5-13.

    Reached Washington, D.C., June 17.

    Mustered out at Newark, N.J., June 27, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 36.

 

 


Correspondence Regarding Prisoner Exchange of the Sutler Attached to the

26th Regiment, NJVI

 

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D.C., February 13, 1863.

 W. L. MCDONALD,
Sutler of Twenty-sixth New Jersey Vols., Washington, D.C.

SIR: In reply to your application to me to effect an exchange between yourself and Mr. S. J. Anderson, now on parole in New York, I have to inform you that by an arrangement recently entered into between Lieut. Col. W. H. Ludlow, agent for the exchange of prisoners, and Robert Ould, esq., the agent from Richmond, all sutlers and their employes have been exchanged and it is therefore not necessary that a special exchange should be made in your case. But that there may be no doubt on the subject I will refer the matter to Colonel Ludlow, that your release from your parole may be fully acknowledged. Unless you hear further from me you may consider yourself exchanged.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.