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22nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

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  • Col. Abraham Garrison Demarest (1830 - 1900)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. Commissioned as Major of the 22nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 9, 1862, he served as second in command of the unit through the December 1862 Fredericksburg C...
  • Pvt. Gilbert L. Galloway (1815 - 1893)
    Gilbert Galloway b. 11 Jan 1815 applied for a pension in 1890 while liv. in Bush Creek, Fayette Co., Iowa. From his obit in pension file he died in Hubbell, Nebraska and had moved there to live with hi...

The 22nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was an American Civil War infantry regiment from New Jersey that served from September 1862 through June 1863 in the Union Army.

Service

The 22nd Infantry was organized at Camp Delaware in Trenton, New Jersey, and mustered in September 22, 1862. On September 29, they left state for Washington, D.C., where they were attached to Abercrombie's Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, to December, 1862. Patrick's Command, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November, 1862. Moved to Aquia Creek, Va., and duty there guarding railroad until January, 1863. Moved to Belle Plains and Joined Army of the Potomac January 10, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Duty at Belle Plains until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Ordered home for muster out June, reaching Trenton June 22, Mustered out June 22, 1863.

Internal conflict

Abraham Garrison Demarest was commissioned as Major of the 22nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 9, 1862, he served as second in command of the unit through the December 1862 Fredericksburg Campaign, due to the fact that the unit's originally appointed Colonel, Cornelius Fornet, was objected to by the men and citizens of Bergen County that Fornet decided to ignore the appointment, and did not serve. Internal regimental factional strife, and faction conflict from the regiment's home area induced Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Douglas, in command since September 1862, to resign in disgust. Major Demarest was promoted to Colonel of the unit, which he led in the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, and through to their muster out of service on June 25, 1863.

Commanders

  • Col. Cornelius Fornet
  • Col. (Maj.) Abraham Garrison Demarest (1830-1900)
  • Lt. Col. Alexander Douglas (-1906)
  • Lt. Col. (Capt.) Abraham VanEmburgh (-1867)
  • Maj. (Capt.) Samuel D. Demarest (-1879)

Field & staff officers

  • Adjt. John F. Satterthwaite
  • Company A - Capt. Robert W. Berry
  • Company A - 1Lt. Garret Myer Campbell (-1900)
  • Company A - 1Lt. Stephen H Hooper (1828-1894)
  • Company A - 2Lt. Charles C. McMichael (1839-1911)
  • Company A - 2Lt. (Corp.) Richard A. Terhune
  • Company A - Adjt. (1Lt.) Jacob Post
  • Company A - Capt. Robert W. Berry
  • Company B - Capt. (2Lt.) Benjamin Z. VanEmburgh (-1891)
  • Company B - 1Lt. Stephen Goetschius (1828-1894)
  • Company B - 1Lt. Jacob Z. VanBlarcom
  • Company B - 1Lt. (Sgt.) Charles C. VanRiper
  • Company C - Capt. (2Lt.) Joseph P. Vreeland (1832-1905)
  • Company C - 1Lt. William J. Demarest (1833-1905)
  • Company C - 2Lt. (Pvt.) Peter L Conklin (-1900)
  • Company D - Capt. John C. Westervelt
  • Company D - 1Lt. Walter H. Rumsey (-1906)
  • Company D - 2Lt. Nicholas Collignon (1828-1879)
  • Company E - Capt. William Chippendale
  • Company E - 1Lt. William Drew
  • Company E - 2Lt. John Gillham
  • Company F - Capt. James M. Ayres (1838-1919)
  • Company F - 2Lt. George W. Cubberly (-1897)
  • Company F - 1Lt. Joab Titus
  • Company G - Capt. John H. Margerum (1830-1904)
  • Company G - 1Lt. Richard C. Ivory
  • Company G - 2Lt. William C. Vandewater (1835-1899)
  • Company H - Capt. Daniel Demarest Blauvelt (-1905)
  • Company H - 1Lt. (1Sgt.) Gilbert D. Bogart (-1913)
  • Company H - 1Lt. (2Lt.) George Kingsland
  • Company H - 1Lt. Thomas G.T. Patterson
  • Company I - Capt. Thomas H. Swenarton
  • Company I - Capt. (1Lt.) Joseph A. Blauvelt
  • Company I - 1Lt. John A. Van Buskirk (-1901)
  • Company I - 2Lt. David C. Blauvelt (1840-1896)
  • Company K - Capt. (2Lt.) James Christie (-1908)
  • Company K - Capt. Richard C. Dey (1826-1884)
  • Company K - 1Lt. Garret J. Christie (-1893)
  • Company K - 1Lt. (2Lt.) Jacob S. Lozier (-1903)

Chaplains and surgeons

  • Surg. Dr. Jacob Quick (1826-1909), Companies F and S
  • Asst. Surg. Dr. Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-1912)
  • Asst. Surg. Dr. John E. Carey (-1907)
  • Ch. Rev. Abraham G. Ryerson (-1887)
  • Ch. Rev. Daniel D. Shaler

Musicians

  • Company A - Fif. (Drum.) George Carlock
  • Company A - Drum. Charles B. Vanarsdale
  • Company B - Drum. (Musc.) Henry L. Hopper
  • Company C - Drum. Isaac S. Giles
  • Company C - Drum. Robert Guyel
  • Company C - Drum. Simeon Westervelt
  • Company C - Drum. (Pvt.) Michael M. Wygant
  • Company D - Pvt. (Drum.) Patrick Connelly
  • Company D - Drum. Amos Dunham
  • Company D - Drum. Owen Keenan
  • Company E - Drum. Christian Erdle
  • Company F - Pvt. (Drum.) Luther Groves
  • Company F - Pvt. (Drum.) Alonzo N. McCann
  • Company F - Drum. (Pvt.) George Thompson
  • Company G - Fif. (Drum.) William H. Hill
  • Company G - Drum. Edward H. Davis
  • Company H - Drum. Charles Parker
  • Company H - Drum. Charles Pierson
  • Company I - Drum. James A. Ferdon
  • Company K - Pvt. (Drum.) Thomas Curran
  • Company K - Fif. (Pvt.) Patrick Lyons

Casualties

The regiment lost during service 1 officer and 40 enlisted men by disease; a total of 41.

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