28th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers

28th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers

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I attended the first NJ Civil War flag rotation since COVID today in Trenton. I had the honor of unveiling the flag of the 28th NJ. My gg grandfather was a Sergeant in Company G.
On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Dr. David Martin will again rotate the Civil War Flag display at the State Museum in Trenton. Among the flags that will go on display will be that of the 28th NJ. It would be nice to have a contingent there to do the unveiling. I am making a special effort to attend as my great great grandfather James G. Hewes was 4th Sergeant of Company G of the 28th. Anyone interested?
Don't know how I stumbled across this page today or how it came up in my feed but..... I am not a Civil War buff and know very little.... I have a few things from 28th Regiment.... John N. Stelle and Robert S. Conaway were 5th Great Uncles of mine.

I have their Civil War Certs, Bibles, pieces of a confederate flag they received labelled Bull Run... and some pictures and other things... Robert S. Conaway was shot twice once above his heart, he wrote about it in his bible.

Here is a few pics sorry for picture of pictures, not sure I would take these out of frames or be able to scan them properly. I would make them available to any person interested in seeing them though.
Thanks to the interweb, and some family letters,, my father and I found my g-g-grandfathers gravesite,,, Isaac Hillyer, 3rd Sgt, Co C, 28th NJV. He must have had his tombstone engraved for himself and wife in 1857, when they buried their infant son, which predated his service in the civil war. This is Evergreen Cemetary in Plainfield NJ. Sadly this Cemetary is terribly overgrown and neglected, with literally tons of garbage and debris thrown in the back, and actually piled in large heaps completely covering tombstones (mattresses, refrigerators, washing machines, bags of trash) and 50% of the tombstones have been pushed over, and/or are completely overgrown with decades of neglect. It's sad because there are many civil war veterans buried here. We semi cleared the brush and tree limbs off of and from around a few of the cw vet graves, including our families.
I am Tony Sattilaro and I have a question, how can I find out which company in 28th NJ was formed by men from South Amboy, NJ?

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12/25/2021

The 28th NJ National Colors will be going back on display soon.

11/01/2021
Photos from Robert John Kentos's post 11/01/2021

Photos from Robert John Kentos's post

06/14/2021

It's Flag Day.

02/12/2021

Happy Birthday Mr. President.

11/26/2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

10/13/2020
04/18/2020

Celebration 1865 - Jersey Style.

Photos from 3rd New Jersey Volunteers's post 03/17/2020

The gallant Irish Brigade charged Marye's Heights after the 28th NJ. Same results. Happy St Patrick's Day!

Bill to replace Kearny statue at U.S. Capitol passes N.J. Senate, angering residents 02/13/2020

Bill to replace Kearny statue at U.S. Capitol passes N.J. Senate, angering residents

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Bill to replace Kearny statue at U.S. Capitol passes N.J. Senate, angering residents A New Jersey Senate bill asking the U.S. Library of Congress to replace a statue of Gen. Philip Kearny with one of suffragist Alice Paul has set off a conflict about historical representation.

02/12/2020

Happy Birthday Mr. President.

02/09/2020

Many thanks to the 3rd NJ reenactor unit who laid flowers and played "Taps" at the Civil War Veterans Monument in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, NJ today. Several 28th NJ soldiers who were killed in action are listed on the monument. The 3rd NJ then visited the grave of Pvt. Noah Hart, Co B, 28th NJV, who is buried in the same cemetery. That fine unit then attended their annual Lincoln tribute dinner at the Cranbury Inn. What a great group. Thanks again!

03/16/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day. This Don Troiani print represents the Irish Brigade charging Maryes Heights at Fredericksburg. The Irish Brigade gets all of the modern credit for the attack, but the 28th NJ was in the first brigade to charge, and got just as close, if not closer to the wall than the more celebrated Irish. Change the colors, take away the boxwood, and this painting could easily represent Kimble's Brigade, with the 28th NJ in the front.

12/15/2018

The 28th and 29th New Jersey trained at Camp Vredenburgh on the grounds of Monmouth Battlefield in the Summer of 1862. Following the two regiments depature from camp, both regiments were attatched to the Army of the Potomac. Yesterday 156 years ago, the 28th and 29th partook in the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The 29th New Jersey served as the provost guard of the town of Fredericksburg while the fighting took place West of the town. The 28th New Jersey was a part of the brigade which served as the vanguard of the infamous attack on Marye's Heights. The 28th New Jersey suffered 193 casualties, including their Commanding Officer, Moses Wisewell who was shot through the mouth, but continued to lead his regiment until he began to choke on his own blood.

This weekend, (December 15th and 16th) come to the Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitors Center and see temporary exhibits about the 28th and 29th New Jersey and their role in the Battle of Fredericksburg. The weekend will culminate in a lecture presented by Dr. David Martin in the Visitor's Center auditorium on Sunday (December 16th) at 2 p.m. Dr. Martin will discuss the 28th and 29th New Jersey's experience at Camp Vredenburgh as well as the Battle of Fredericksburg. We hope to see you there!

Photos from 28th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers's post 12/15/2018

A very bloody day for the 28th NJ.

03/17/2018

The Irish Brigade charged Maryes Heights after the 28th NJ. The 28th got closer to the wall. The died together as Americans. HAPPY ST. PATRICK"S DAY !

11/23/2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Delaney wants Lee statue removed from Antietam National Battlefield 08/20/2017

Delaney wants Lee statue removed from Antietam National Battlefield

No end in sight.

Delaney wants Lee statue removed from Antietam National Battlefield KEEDYSVILLE — The National Park Service didn't put up that big statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee near the Newcomer House on Shepherdstown Pike, and has no plans to

08/17/2017

* Civil War New Jersey Medal – Numbered 28th NJ Vol Inf * | eBay

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Photos from 28th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers's post 03/17/2017

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Photos from 3rd New Jersey Volunteers's post 02/12/2017

Photos from 3rd New Jersey Volunteers's post

Timeline photos 01/19/2017

Timeline photos

This astonishingly realistic sculpture of Abraham Lincoln was created by Japanese sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji.

Photos from Emerging Civil War's post 12/25/2016

Photos from Emerging Civil War's post

PATRIOTIC BOWIE KNIFE ID’D TO MEMBER OF 28TH NEW JERSEY — Horse Soldier 12/22/2016

PATRIOTIC BOWIE KNIFE ID’D TO MEMBER OF 28TH NEW JERSEY — Horse Soldier

Anyonebody with extra cash. This knife, owned by a 28th NJ soldier is available at the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg.

PATRIOTIC BOWIE KNIFE ID’D TO MEMBER OF 28TH NEW JERSEY — Horse Soldier Overall this knife measures 14” long. The blade of this knife is in very good condition. Its surface is bright and the edge is near perfect. The surface of the blade has some fine scratches and dull rubbing marks from being cleaned and drawn from the sheath. The blade has a deep clipped point false…

NJ Civil War Flags Unveiled - Dec 28, 2016 12/14/2016

NJ Civil War Flags Unveiled - Dec 28, 2016

NJ Civil War Flags Unveiled - Dec 28, 2016

Timeline photos 11/24/2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photos from Ninja Pix's post 05/29/2016

Photos from Ninja Pix's post

Timeline photos 03/17/2016

The Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg, charging over the same ground the 28th NJ had already trod. The results were sadly, the same.

Photos from 28th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers's post 03/08/2016

This is NJ Civil War Veteran Medal, # 4272, which was awarded to Corporal John C. Fowler, Co. K, 28 NJV. Cpl. Fowler enlisted on August 30, 1862 at Camp Vredenburg. He was mustered into US service on September 22, 1862. He was mustered out on July 6, 1863. At his time of enlistment, Cpl. Fowler lived in South Amboy, NJ, and was single, with a widowed sister, (Virginia Hardy) The medal was awarded on December 4, 1908.

Timeline photos 02/15/2016

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 01/31/2016

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 01/23/2016

Timeline photos

Photos from The Gettysburg Museum Of History's post 12/31/2015

If Meade had been supported on the left at Fredericksburg, maybe the 28ths attack wouldn't have been a waste.

Photos from 3rd New Jersey Volunteers's post 12/31/2015

Photos from 3rd New Jersey Volunteers's post

Preserve George Washington’s Victory Site at Princeton 12/14/2015

Preserve George Washington’s Victory Site at Princeton

Preserve George Washington’s Victory Site at Princeton On January 3, 1777, with American independence hanging in the balance, George Washington launched a daring charge that decided the battle of Princeton and saved the American Revolution. Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Civil War Trust, and other preservation activists are eng…

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Freehold, NJ
07728

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The 28th NJ was organized under provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861 and under existing orders governing the enrollment of troops. A draft for 10,478 men to serve for 9 months, unless sooner discharged, had been made upon the Governor of NJ by the President of the United States, August 4, 1862, and soon after full instructions for conducting it were received from the War Department. The draft so ordered, was not to interfere with orders governing recruiting, and all enlistments up to September 1, 1862 would be placed to the credit of the state. A general desire manifested and expressed by the state authorities as well as by prominent citizens throughout the state to avoid the draft, gave an enthusiasm to recruiting which caused the entire quota to be raised by voluntary enlistment, and in Camp by September 3, 1862, the time appointed for commencing the draft. The organization of the regiment was fully completed, officered and equipped by September 22, 1862, at which time the command was duly mustered into the service of the United States for 9 months, at Camp Vredenburg, near Freehold, NJ, by Frank D. Howell, 1st Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, US Army, having a full complement of men. Officers - 39, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates 886. Total - 925. It left the state October 2, 1862, en route to Washington. Upon arrival it went into camp on Capital Hill, but soon after crossed into Virginia, having been assigned to a Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington. The regiment remained in this vicinity perfecting itself in drill and discipline, for active service, until December 1, 1862, when under orders it marched to the front and joined the Army of the Potomac, having been assigned to the 2nd Army Corps. The regiment continued its organization and remained in active service until the expiration of its term of service, when it was ordered to return to New Jersey for discharge. The regiment was mustered out of service at Freehold, NJ, July 6, 1863, by Chambers McKibbin, 2nd Lieutenant, 14th Infantry, US Army. The regiment was first attached to the Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, DC; Then to the 1st Brigade, Ambercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington DC; Then to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps. The regiment took part in the following engagements: Fredericksburg, VA, December 13 and 14, 1862; Chancellorsville, VA, May 3 and 4, 1863. During the Battle of Fredericksburg the 28th NJ was in the first line of attack during the charge of Marye's Heights, being attached to Kimball's Brigade. As the largest regiment in the brigade the 28th was placed at the head of the brigade for the attack. In this, their first battle, they took horrific casualties, losing roughly 30 percent of their number. Because of the regiment's active role at Fredericksburg, and later action at Chancellorsville the 28th NJ suffered more battle casualties than any other 9 month regiment from New Jersey. The regiment was recruited from the following counties; Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Glouchester, and Camden.

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