3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (1898-1899) - Organized and mustered into the service of the United States at Sea Girt, N. J., May 11 to 13, 1898, with 51 officers and 970 enlisted men.
- Assigned to First Brigade, Third Division, Second Army Corps, November 12
- Companies B, F, I, and L ordered to Pompton Lakes, N. J., May 20
- Companies A, C, D, E, G, H, K, and M changed station from Sea Girt to Fort Hancock, N. J., May 25
- Companies C and K changed station from Fort Hancock to Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., July 12
- Companies D and E changed station from Fort Hanrock to Pompton Lakes August 3
- Companies A, G, H, and M changed station from Fort Hancock to Pompton Lakes August 16
- Companies C and K changed station from Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to Pompton Lakes September 22
- Regiment left Pompton Lakes November 12; arrived at Athens, Ga., November 13
Mustered out of the service of the United States at Athens. Ga., February 11, 1899, with 48 officers and 1,035 enlisted men. Casualties while. service: Officers-none. Enlisted men-died of disease, 2; killed by accident. 1; deserted, 30.
- Correspondence Relating to the War with Spain, Center for Military History, U.S. Army, Vol 1
- The Organization of the Army during the Spanish-American War, page 509
- Organization of Volunteers, page 581
Notes: This regiment was initially sent to two coastal forts, Fort Hancock and Fort Wadsworth. Following a July 12, 1898 explosion at the Laflin & Rand Power Works near Pompton Lakes the regiment was sent to guard the powder works. The powder works and camp were actually at Haskell east across the river from Pompton Lakes but the camp was known as Camp at Pompton Lakes or Camp Pompton.