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40th New Jersey Infantry      
Company Unknown
Albert St. John Chambre - Chaplain   
Unitarian/Universalist - member of the Masonic Order

Before assuming the role of Chaplain of the 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment, A. St. John Chambre was the former Chaplain of the 1st New Jersey Militia Regiment. An article appearing in The Somerset Messenger of Somerville, N.J. dated Thursday May 23, 1861 noted that the State Militia “Chaplains: … under the law passed at the special session of the Legislature. The Chaplains now are: - first Regiment, Rev. A. St. John Chambre, Universalist; Second, Rev. E. Frost, Episcopal; Third, Rev. J.L. Janeway, Presbyterian; fourth, Rev. M.E. Harmsted, Methodist; for the Catholic soldiers, Rev. G.H. Doane. The pay of the chaplains is $120 per month, with rank of Captain.” It was also noted in an article appearing in the Saturday, April 27th, 1861 edition of the Newark Daily Mercury that he was “Pastor of the 1st Universalist Church, Fair st., … Newark.” It was reported in the Saturday, September 21st, 1861 edition of the Newark Daily Mercury that “the Rev. A. St. John Chambre, of this city [Newark], has been re-appointed Chaplain in the army. He returns to the seat of war with the 8th Regiment (late the 1st Regiment [N.J.M.]) Col. A. J. Johnson commanding. His church have very handsomely and patriotically given him, again, leave of absence for whatever time he may require.
The church will be open for divine services regularly while the Pastor is away, and he is engaged to write frequent pastoral letters. He will occupy his pulpit for the last time on Sunday.” On same day the newspaper also published another note that was entitled “Sabbath Notices. Rev. A. St. John Chambre, pastor of the first Universalist Church, Fair st., will preach to-morrow for the last time preparatory to leaving for the army. In the morning he will by general request, repeat the sermon of last Sunday evening. In the evening he will speak a farewell word. Services at 10 ½ A.M. and 7 ½ P.M.” Thus, Rev. Chambre began the formal process of separating himself from the realm of the civilian clerical and stepping once more into military realm of the Chaplaincy of Col. A. J. Johnson’s regiment.
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Company Unknown
E H. Cooley - Musician   
Died:
E.H. Cooley, aged 22 years departed this life at the residence of his mother near Milford, N.J., on Thursday, June 5th [1862]. - The deceased was a member of the Milford Band connected with one of the New Jersey Regiments [8th N.J.V. Inf.]. In consequence of ill health, he obtained an honorable discharge and came home, but only to die. He was interred with military honors.
Source: Belvidere Intelligencer. Belvidere, N.J., Friday, June 13, 1862. Whole Number 1949.
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Company Unknown
John Hay - Other   
The Regimental “Wagon Master John Hay, from Trenton, N.J.,” was ultimately responsible for the Baggage train items noted below as well as coordinating the daily functions of the individual wagoner’s of each of the ten companies. The wagonners were a diverse and colorful set of men. At the time of the regimental organization the following men were noted as company wagonners. ‘John P. Bastedo, Co. A; James L. Johnson, Co. B; Cornelius C. VanSyckle, Co. D; George H. Arcularius, Co. E; James Kelly, Co. F; William Rowe, Co. G; Moses Benwood, Co. H; John Nutt, Co. I; and George W. Dempsey, of Co. K.” Another man who was listed as a wagonner was “James H. Roake of Co. K, who would be discharged at Camp near Falmouth, Va., Jan. 14, 1863 for disability
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Company Unknown
Ralph Jefferson - Quarter Master   
The Tuesday, September 17th, 1861 edition of the Newark Daily Mercury published an article concerning the Quartermaster of the 8th N.J. Regiment entitled “A Fit Appointment. Mr. Ralph Jefferson, of this city [Newark], has been appointed Quarter Master of the Eighth New Jersey Regiment. The appointment is an eminently fit one. Mr. Jefferson is capable, industrious, and honest, and will discharge the duties of his position with credit to himself and advantage to the Regiment.

… Lieut. Ralph Jefferson, Quartermaster of the 8th Regiment, N.J.V.,[is] town upon furlough. ... speak in the highest terms of the good condition and spirit of the men.
Source: The Newark Daily Mercury. Newark, N.J., Thursday, January 30, 1862. Vol. XIV. No. 26.
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Company Unknown
Thomas L. Martin - Lt. Colonel   
Adjutant General's Office. Washington, D.C.
December 30, 1861.
To His Excellency the Governor of New Jersey,
Sir,
I have the honor to report, that the following named Officers of theVolunteer forces from the State of New Jersey have resigned, to take effect at the dates set opposite their respective names, viz:
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas L. Martin 8[th] Reg[iment] [N.J.] December 19, 1861.
I am Sir, very respectfully, Your obt Servant
George S. Ruggles, Asst. Adjt. General

Source: New Jersey State Archives. Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Folio: Records of Separation of Service, 1861-1865. Item stamped 80.
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Company Unknown
Alexander J McKelway - Surgeon   
Surgeon McKelway was from Blackwoodstown. He was “born in in Glasgow, Scotland, December 6, 1812 and came to the United States in 1817 with his parents John and Isabella McKelway. He was graduated in the classics at Princeton about 1830, and afterward in medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. For some years he practiced medicine in New Jersey, and then moved to Missouri. He returned to New Jersey in 1853, and at the beginning of the Civil War was commissioned surgeon of the Eighth Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers.
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Company Unknown
John L McLaughlin - Sergeant   
I have a picture of my GGGrandfather in his uniform after the war. I thought I knew which company he was in but cant find my reference.
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Date Added:  3/27/2009
Company Unknown
George H. Randall - Other   
Sutler:
Sutler:
On Thursday September 19th, 1861 the Newark Daily Mercury reported that “we learn that Mr. George H. Randall, of this city [Newark], has been appointed Sutler of the Eighth New Jersey Regiment. This Regiment has now some 600 men, and an additional 100 is expected to-day” As the conflict extended through 1865 George Randall would eventual be replaced by “John McCutcheon and W. Scott.”
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Company Unknown
H. J. Rhoads - Musician   
The Band was officially “Mustered October 10th, 1861” and consisted of the following members: “Sinclair Teets, age 36; Enos D. Scarborough, age 30; Henry J. Rhoades, age 29; George W. VanSyckle, age 33; John J. Green, age18; Edward H. Cooley, age 21; David W. B. Goodno, age 25; Nehemiah Green, age 39; E. J. Wiggins, age 27; Jacob H. Bachman, age 37; John H. Coursan, age 25; Henry A. Wagner, age 31; Horatio P. Keyte, age 24; Marshall H. Johnson, 20; James N. Hice, age 26; John A. Conine, age 16.”

The origin of the majority of the band was provided when a local Hunterdon County, New Jersey newspaper article appeared that was entitled “The 8th N.J. Regimental Band. This Band having been recruited with few exceptions at Milford in this county, it may be a matter of some interest to our readers to know the names of those composing it. The following is a correct copy of [the] muster-roll! – Sinclair Teets, Leader. E.D. Scarborough, H. J. Rhoads, J.H. Coursen, Edw. Wiggins, J. W. VanSyckel, J .J. Green, D.W.B. Goodno, E. H. Cooley, N. Green, J. Bachman, H. A. Wagoner, H.P. Keyte, J. N. Hice, N. Conine.” A brief note appeared in the Friday, October 25th, 1861 edition of the Daily True American of Trenton reporting that “the Milford Band was yesterday enrolled in the service of the United States, and will be attached to the Eighth Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers.

Special Allotment roll for Regimental Band of the Eighth Regiment , New Jersey Volunteers.
I, H.J. Rhoads a member of [the] Regimental Band of the Eighth Regt. N.J. Vols. hereby request and direct the pay master of said Regiment to reserve
Eight Dollars per month from my monthly pay, for four months, the same to be transmitted to Thomas J. Stryker of Trenton N.J. for payment to the State of New Jersey for moneys advanced to me.
H.J. Rhoads
Trenton, N.J.
Jany. 7, 1862
I hereby certify that the above document was signed and executed in my presence. S.P. Hinds
New Jersey State Archives. Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 84, Book 403, item 82.


Died:
E.H. Cooley, aged 22 years departed this life at the residence of his mother near Milford, N.J., on Thursday, June 5th [1862]. - The deceased was a member of the Milford Band connected with one of the New Jersey Regiments [8th N.J.V. Inf.]. In consequence of ill health, he obtained an honorable discharge and came home, but only to die. He was interred with military honors.
Source: Belvidere Intelligencer. Belvidere, N.J., Friday, June 13, 1862. Whole Number 1949.
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Company Unknown
Samuel Shipley - Corporal   
I have two letters written by Sam Shipley in 1858. He was born in Birmingham, England, and married Jane Radford in 1853 and Elizabeth McFall in 1860.
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Date Added:  2/9/2008
Company Unknown
Henry J. Taylor - Asst Surgeon   
Assistant Surgeon, Henry J. Taylor, was from Camden, N.J. He was “born July 6, 1837, at Charmantot, New York. His education was obtained in the Camden City schools and the Protestant Episcopal Academy, at Philadelphia. In 1860 he was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and immediately entered into the practice of medicine in Camden.
A few months after his graduation, on July 22, 1861, by request of the surgeon-General of Pennsylvania, Professor Henry H. Smith, Dr. Taylor went to Washington, where he immediately engaged in caring for the wounded. This continued until September, 1861, when he was commissioned Assistant-Surgeon of the Eighth New Jersey Volunteer Regiment
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Company Unknown
Samuel C. Tooker - Unknown   
Descriptive List:
Tooker, Samuel C.: (a.k.a. spelled Tucker, Samuel C.) Age 36. Height 5 feet, 10 inches. Light complexion. Gray eyes. Sandy hair. Born in Rahway, New Jersey. Occupation prior to enlistment was that of a painter. Mustered in on Sept. 13, 1861, at Trenton, N.J. by Lt. Brightly for 3 years. Sergt. Killed at Chancellorsville, Va. May 3, 1863.

Register of Deaths:
Samuel Tooker, Rank –Sergeant. When: May 3, 1863. Where: Chancellorsville. Cause: Gunshot wounds. Remarks: Killed in Action.

Source:
National Archives. Regimental Records


Samuel C. Tooker:
Sergeant. Enrolled and Mustered In Sept. 13, 1861 for a period of 3 years. Remarks: Killed in action at Chancellorsville, Va., May. 3, 1863. Promoted to Corporal Dec. 24, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant Nov. 1, 1862.

Source:
William Stryker, A.G.O. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Vol. I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 419.
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Company A
Michael J. Quigley - Private   
8th NJ in England:

Quigley, Michael, J. Private, Co. A. Filed for Invalid pension April 1, 1865, certificate 47337. Died June 10, 1924, at New Castle-on-Tyne, England.

Quigley, Michael. 8th NJ, Co. A. Enrolled and Muster In on June 3, 1864 for a period of 3 years. Remarks: Substitute - discharged near Petersburg, Va., March 9, 1865 - Disability. [Stryker, page 371.]

Source: William S. Stryker, A.G.O. Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Vol. I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 371.

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Company A
Henry Zick - Private   
WWI - Germany
Zick, Henry. Private, Co. B, F. Pension filed Jan. 25, 1898, certificate 976772. Died Oct. 25, 1919, at Waldeck Germany.
National Archives.

Zick, Henry. 8th NJ, Co. A, Private, Enrolled and Mustered In on June 4, 1864 for a period of 3 years. Discharged July 17, 1865. Remarks: Substitute. [Stryker, page 375.]
[Stryker: Not listed in Co. F.]

Source:William S. Stryker, A.G.O. Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Vol. I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 375.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company C
Charles Henry Reed - Private   
Looking for information on other 8th NJ men.
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Date Added:  9/12/2006
Company D
John L Hoffman - Private   
enlist in the 8th N.J.on the August 29th , “ John L. Hoffman, Co. D, private, age 39, height 5 feet 10 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, born in Hunterdon Co., N.J. Occupation prior to enlistment was farmer. Enlisted Aug. 29, 1861 at Trenton, N.J. by Lt. Brightly for a period of 3 years
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Company D
Nelson Hoffman - Private   
Nelson Hoffman, Co. D, private, age 24, height 5 feet, 8 ½ inches, fair complexion blue eyes, light hair, born in Hunterdon Co., N.J. Occupation prior to enlistment was farmer. Enlisted Aug. 29, 1861 at Trenton, N.J., by Lt. Brightly for a period of 3 years
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Company D
Morris P. Seals - Private   
Seals, Morris P: Enrolled and mustered in on Nov. 10, 1861, for a period of 3 years. Killed in action at Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862.
Company D, 8th N.J. Vol. Regt., private.
Source:
William Stryker, A.G.O. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Volume I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 390.
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Company E
Thomas H Downing - Private   
Downing, Thomas H., Co. E, Applied for Invalid Pension July 11, 1906, application number 1350493, certificate number 1151650. Died June 7, 1923, Australia.
Source: National Archives. Records Group 94, Civil War Pension Records.

Downing, Thomas. Private. Enrolled and Mustered in March 21, 1865 for the period of 1 year as a Substitute. Mustered Out July 17, 1865.
Source:

William S. Stryker, A.G.O. Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Vol. I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 393.
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Company H
Herman Bardasch - Private   
Bardasch, Herman. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Died July 18, 1918, at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Re-designated Co H:
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Company H
Samuel Berry - Corporal   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Berry, Samuel. Corporal, Cos. H and B, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for pension Jan. 13, 1888. Died Nov. 5, 1930, at Easton, Pa
His GAR book is in the collection of the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Easton, PA but is weak in content and details.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
william Berry - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Berry, William. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Nov. 25, 1863.
Father of Samuel Berry of the same Company.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Warren County N.J., village of Asbury, The Asbury Presbyterian Cemetery:
William Berry, Pvt., Co. H, 8th Regt. Vols.
b. Sept. 22, 1813
d. Dec. 23, 1910
Elizabeth Dangler Berry
b. Aug. 18, 1821
d. Nov. 6, 1904
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Company H
August Binder - Private   
Binder, August. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Died July 29, 1920, at Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie, Pa.
Re-designated Co H:
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Company H
Elisha Bowlby - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Bowbly, Elisha. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Jan. 19, 1876. Died March 24, 1928, at Dundee [sic], N.Y.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Hunterdon County N.J., on Valley Road, Hampton, N.J. - The Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Cemetery:
Elisha Bowlby
Co. H 8th Regt N.J. Vols.
1844-1928.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Hamilton Bowlby - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Bowlby, Hamilton. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Jan. 2, 1863, certificate 39902.
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Company H
William Bowlby - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Bowlby, William. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Mother filed for pension July 10, 1882, certificate 248650, father certificate 420780.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Hunterdon County N.J., on Valley Road, Hampton, N.J. - The Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Cemetery:
William M. Bowlby [Pvt., Co. H, 8th N.J.V., 1861, enlisted age 43]
[b. circa 1818] d. April 10, 1885
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Company H
William H Bowlby - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Bowlby, William M. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for invalid pension April 26, 1878.
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Company H
John Brittain - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Brittain , John. Private, Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension May 22, 1888. Died Nov. 8, 1926, at Tutwiler, Miss.
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Company H
Charles Brough - Private   
Brough, Charles. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. G, 6 NJ Inf., Co. C, 3 Pa. Inf., Co. C, 21 Pa. Inf. Died Oct. 26, 1922, at National Soldiers Home, Va.
Re-designated Co H:
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Company H
George H Brown - Private   
Brown, George H. (alias) - Hall George H.B. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. A, 14 U.S. Inf., Co. B, 2 US Artillery, Co. A, 32 US Inf. Died Feb. 23, 1928, at US Hospital, Washington, DC.
Re-designated Co H:

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Company H
John Burd - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Burd, John J. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. applied for Invalid pension May 8, 1895, certificate 1063873. Died April 1, 1928, at Delaware Water Gap, Pa. Widow files for pension April 7, 1928.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
John Carling - Private   
Died.
On the Lower Potomac, March 2nd, of typhoid fever, John Curling, of Andersontown, aged 19 years, a private in Capt. Hoffman’s company, of 8th Regiment of N. J. Volunteers. His remains were generously sent home by his company, and have been buried in the Pleasant Grove churchyard.
Source: Belvidere Intelligencer. Belvidere, N.J., Friday, March 21, 1862. Whole Number 1937.
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Carling, John. Private, Co. H,8 NJ Inf. Mother filed for pension Dec. 8, 1866, certificate 124629.
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Company H
Alexander Cook - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Cook, Alexander. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension April 20, 1863.
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Company H
Philip Cook - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Cook, Philip. Private, Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Sept. 21, 1875. Died June 12, 1925, at Broadway, N.J.
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Company H
Nathan Coon - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Coon, Nathan. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. applied for Invalid pension Aug. 1, 1884. Widow issued certificate, 333914.
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Company H
Daniel Cowell - Private   
Daniel Cowell
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Cowell, Daniel. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. I, 12 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension, Dec. 17, 1881, certificate 567066.

Death of a Veteran.
Daniel Cowell, for many years a well known citizen of Washington, passed away at his home on Carleton avenue on Friday. He was fifty-nine years old and had served his country faithfully during the Civil War as a soldier of the Union Army. He had been troubled for some time
with catarrh of the stomach and it was this that finally caused his death. Mr. Cowell was born in Hunterdon county near Clinton and there he married Miss Harriet Rodenbaugh. In his younger days he was a farmer and eighteen years ago he moved here and continued in that occupation.
More recently he engaged in the oyster business with considerable success. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted with the Eighth N.J. Volunteers and at the end of his term of service re-enlisted with the Twelfth N.J. Regiment. He was a member of the G.A.R. and of Itoka Tribe, L.O.R.M. Three members from each of the lodges acted as pall-bearers at the funeral which occurred on Monday morning.
For several years the deceased had been a regular attendant at church and at the Mennonite mission and Rev. M.A. Boom of the former and Elder of the later had charge of the service which was very largely attended. The interment was made in the Washington cemetery.
Mr. Cowell is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. L.G. Young, Miss Jennie of this place and Mrs. F.S. Lewis of Roselle. Also by three sons, Frank and McClellan of
Washington and Marshall of Easton.

Washington Star, Thursday, October 3, 1901
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Company H
John W Craft - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Craft, John, W. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Troop M, 2 NJ Cav. Filed for Invalid pension May 19, 1873, certificate 129205
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Company H
Lawrence Cravatt - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Cravatt, Lawrence. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. H, 15 NJ Inf., and Co. D, 2 US Artillery under the alias of either Carvatt, Lawrence or Corvette, Lawrence. Filed for Invalid pension March 22, 1880, certificate 1037053. Died Nov. 12, 1914, at Glen Gardner, N.J.
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Company H
George Creger - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Creger, George. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Widow pension filed Sept. 7, 1863, certificate 15397.
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Company H
John Croner - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Croner, John (alias) - Groner, John. Filed for Invalid pension Dec. 23, 1862, certificate 101450.
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Company H
Andrew S Davis - Captain   
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Frederick Davis - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Davis, Frederick. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension April 27, 1880, certificate 451617.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
John W DeHart - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
DeHart, John W. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension July 21, 1870, certificate 110032.
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Company H
David Dilley - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Dilley, David, Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Father applied for pension Jan. 6, 1882. Application number 288884, no certificate awarded.
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Company H
William J Donnelly - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Donnelly, William J. Co. H and Co. C, 8 NJ Inf., also Co. G, 1 Vet Res. Corp. Applied for Invalid pension June 1, 1868, certificate 94264.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Samuel S Drake - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Drake, Samuel S. Co. H, and Co. C, 8 NJ Inf. Widow applied for pension Jan. 8, 1894, application 587868, no certificate granted.
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Company H
John H Eddinger - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Eddinger, John. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. applied for Invalid pension Jan. 2, 1880, certificate 257422. Died Dec. 14, 1923, at Riegelsville, N.J.
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Company H
Obediah Evans - Sergeant   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Evans, Obediah. Sergeant, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Sept. 17, 1891, certificate 828752.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Cornelius Garvin - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Garven/Garvin, Cornelius. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Widow applied for pension without success on April 16, 1864, minor also applied on Dec. 8, 1884, without success.
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Company H
Lewis Grimm - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Grimm, Lewis. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. H, 2 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Aug. 5, 1881, certificate 231652.
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Company H
Sylvester Heath - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Heath, Sylvester W. Private. Co. H, and Co. C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Aug. 27, 1888, certificate 667498. Died Dec. 27, 1910
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Company H
William A Heath - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Heath, William A. Private. Enlisted Sept. 5, 1861 and discharged July 14, 1863. Applied for Invalid pension Feb. 17, 1892, certificate 1132927. Died Feb. 10, 1915, at Jersey City, NJ.
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Company H
Edward D Hicks - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hicks, Edward D. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Enlisted Sept. 5, 1861 and discharged Feb. 6, 1863. Applied for Invalid pension June 28, 1880. Died Dec. 31, 1915
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Company H
Thomas F Higgins - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Higgins, Thomas F. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Jan. 17, 1863, father applied, both cases no certificate was awarded.
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Company H
Samuel V Hime - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hime, Samuel V. Cos. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Aug. 27, 1890, certificate 935734.
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Company H
Aaron Hoffman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, Aaron. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Oct. 25, 1890, certificate 705968. Died April 1, 1921, at Manasquan, N.J.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Abraham H Hoffman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, Abraham H. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension June 29, 1880, certificate 225564.
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Company H
Elias Hoffman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, Elias. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Sept. 5, 1869, certificate 103434. Died 1922, at Changewater, N.J.


Elias Hoffman
Born 1839 D. 3/01/1922
Buried Washington Cemetery
Circle Lot 63, Grave 141
[Note: Elias Hoffman was a member of Co. H, 8th N.J. Volunteers, Capt. George Hoffman. He died on Feb. 14, 1922.]
Elias Hoffman
Elias Hoffman, who would have been 86 next month, died shortly before midnight last night, at his home in Changewater, where he resided with his only daughter, Mrs. Mame Hill. He also leaves a sister. Mrs. Eliza Groff of Asbury. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Rev. C.S. Shafer will officiate
and burial will be in Washington cemetery.
The Washington Star, Thursday, March 02, 1922

Funeral of Elias Hoffman
The funeral services of Elias Hoffman, brief mention of whose death was made in the Star last week, were held Saturday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mame Hill, in Changewater. Rev. C.S. Shafer, officiated and burial was in Washington Cemetery. Mr. Hoffman was one of five brothers, all from Changewater vicinity, who served in the Civil
War. All were in several battles and all lived to return home. They were James, John, Peter, George and Elias Hoffman, all members of the 8th New Jersey. Mr. Hoffman would have been 86 in April and was the last of the five brothers. He had a war record out of the ordinary.
Not only are all the brothers now dead, but only one of the widows is living, she is Mrs. Rebekah Hoffman, widow of George Hoffman.
The Washington Star, Thursday, March 09, 1922
[Wounded in the neck per the pension record.]
Elias Hoffman, age 23, 6 feet, 1/4 inches, dark complexion, hazel eyes, hair, occupation: farmer. Engaged in the Seige of Yorktown. Actions of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks. Skirmishes before Richmond. Glendale, Malvern Hill. Wounded severely in neck at Bristow Station, engaged at Whapping Heights, McLains Ford, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, Tolopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg June 16th, 18th, 22nd, Deep Bottom July 27th, Petersburg July 30th.
National Archives. Descriptive Roll Co. H, Record Group 94, Adjutant General's Office.

Desertion Charge: Elias Hoffman, When: Oct. 3, 62. From: Hospital in Phila. Remarks:
Returned to duty July 14th 1863.
National Archives. Register of Deserters, Co. H, Record Group 94, Adjutant General's Office.

Muster In Roll, Captain George Hoffman, Company H, 8th Regiment
enrolled at Newark, Sept. 5th, 1861 ....
Elias Hoffman, Daniel, age 23.
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 84, Book 398, Folder 6.

List of Members of Company H
Elias Hoffman, [from] Warren County, [Marital Status] Single
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 83, Book 398.
Elias Hoffman, Enrolled and Mustered in on Sept. 5, 1861, for 3 years. Discharged Sept. 21, 1864. Deserted Oct. 3, 1862; returned to duty July 14, 1863.
William Stryker, A.G.O. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Volume I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 410.

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Company H
George Hoffman - Captain   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, George. Capt. Co. H, and major of 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension May 26, 1880, certificate 237352.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Warren County N.J., village of Asbury, The Asbury Presbyterian Cemetery:
Major George Hoffman, Major [8th] N.J.V.
d. Aug. 9, 1886
his Wife
Sarah A. Carter [Hoffman]
1839-1916

The Sentinel of Freedom, September 10th, 1861. Newark, New Jersey.

The Sentinel of Freedom, of Newark, New Jersey reporting in the September 10th, 1861 issue about the presentation of a National flag to the assembled men of the Musconetcong Guards. The author entitled his piece ‘Flag Presentation in Warren.’ The article went on to report from
“Asbury, Warren Co., N.J., Sept. 4th 1861. Yesterday was a great day in this usually quiet little village, the occasion being the presentation of a handsome flag to the MUSCONETCONG GUARDS – a company composed principally of residents of this place and immediate vicinity. Your correspondent has been present at many similar ceremonies, but nowhere, not even when crack regiments; - large cities have been drawn up in line to receive their colors, has he witnessed a more orderly, enthusiastic and impressive scene – for where the right feeling prevails, the pride and pomp of a thousand gay uniforms, and glittering bayonets are not needed to deepen the interest of the occasion. The company being drawn up in front of the Presbyterian Church, together with their handsomely uniformed escort, the National Guards of New Hampton and the Washington Brass Band, an earnest prayer was made by Rev. Dr. Eckard the pastor, after which Mrs. Daniel Runkle of this place presented the flag to Captain Hoffman, in the following language:
Musconetcong Guards! Allow me in behalf of the ladies of Asbury, to present this flag. May it inspire you with courage in the hour of danger, lead you to victory through every battle in which you may engage, and, under its folds and the blessing of Heaven, may you be permitted to return in safety to your peaceful homes.
Dr. Eckard then added a brief but telling address, characterizing the war as a holy effort to maintain the unity, honor, and integrity of the Government against the attack of deluded men incited to the work by base and unscrupulous leaders. At the conclusion of his remarks, Hail Columbia was well performed by the Washington Band, and Edgar Randolph, in an eloquent and touching manner, on behalf of the soldiers, replied. He drew a grand comparison between the fair daughters of Warren and those women at the National Capital, who were shamelessly endeavoring in the capacity of spies to destroy the government that has fostered, educated, and protected them from childhood. Mr. Randolph then addressed the soldiers in a masterly style, and alluded to the Traitors of the North, with such clear emphatic rebuke, that if any were present, their checks must have tingled with burning shame and their own souls condemned them. At the conclusion of Mr. Randolph’s address the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was sung by Mrs. Henry Godley of Philadelphia, and then the fair hands and beaming countenances of young ladies were for a while employed in dispensing handsome boquets [sic] and smiles to the soldiers. A fervent benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Bellis, the Methodist clergyman of this place, and the procession followed by a long train of vehicles, preceded to the depot – from whence the brave men were soon borne rapidly away, amid the tears of bright eyes, the shouts of strong voices, and the glorious old strains of Yankee Doodle.'
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Company H
Jeremiah K Hoffman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, Jeremiah K. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Dec. 19, 1904, certificate 1104127
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Company H
Morris Hoffman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hoffman, Morris. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension March 23, 1863, certificate 16133.
Wounded in knee Williamsburg May 1862
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Warren County N.J., village of Asbury, the Asbury Methodist Cemetery:
Morris Hoffman
Pvt. Co. H, 8th N.J. Vol.
d. Oct. 18, 1880
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Company H
John R Howard - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Howard, John R. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Sept. 25, 1893, certificate 911425. Died Sept. 25, 1919, at Kearney, N.J.
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Company H
William Hull - Corporal   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hull, William. Corp. Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Jan. 27, 1873, certificate 125813
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Theodore Hunt - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Hunt, Theodore. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Widow applied for pension April 30, 1892, certificate 391537.
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Company H
Robert W Johnson - Sergeant   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Johnson, Robert W. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Father applied for pension Sept. 12, 1894, certificate 476567.
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Company H
John D Ketcham - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Ketcham, John D. Co. H, also served in Co. C, 8 NJ Inf. Died Oct. 21, 1922, at Buttzville, NJ
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
James J Lake - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lake, James, J. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension July 14, 1875, certificate 139690. Died March 28, 1918, at Phillipsburg, NJ.
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Company H
Charles P. Lee - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lee, Charles P. Private, Co. H. 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Sept. 19, 1864 certificate 34,279. Died April 2, 1867, at Beatytown, Pa [sic - NJ}.
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Charles P Lee
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 9 May 1861

Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: New Jersey
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, New Jersey 8th Infantry Regiment on 05 Sep 1861.
Mustered out on 12 Sep 1864 at Alexandria, VA.

Birth Date: abt 1843
Death Date: 18 May 1867
Sources: Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65 The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.

Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
Jabez Lee - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lee, Jabez. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Widow filed for pension Oct. 8, 1864, certificate 181151.
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Company H
Amos Lunger - Corporal   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lunger, Amos. Corporal. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. D, 22 Vet. Res. Corp. Widow filed for pension August 29, 1864, certificate 154132.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Warren County N.J., village of Asbury, The Asbury Presbyterian Cemetery:
Monument to Amos Lunger
b. Dec. 3, 1835
d. July 14, 1864


Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 14, 1864
Sgt Amos Lunger - Arlington National Cemetery
Civil War Union Soldier. He was mustered in as a Corporal in Company H, 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1862, he served with the 8th New Jersey until he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on January 14, 1864. Mustered in as a Sergeant in Company D, 22nd VRC, he died on July 14, 1864.
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Company H
Frederick Lunger - Lieutenant   

Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lunger, Frederick. 1 Lt. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Died Aug. 30, 1913, Newark, N.J>


Frederick Lunger
B. 1838 D. Aug. 30, 1913
[Note: Frederick Lunger was a member of Co. H, 8th N.J. Volunteers, Capt. George Hoffman.]
Native Brought Here for Burial.
The body of Frederick Lunger was brought to Washington for burial on
Tuesday. Mr. Lunger died in Newark, where he resided for a quarter of a century, or since leaving this section. His late home was at 287 Sussex avenue. He was born near Asbury and married Eleanor Creveling, a sister of W.G. Creveling of Washington. He served in the Civil War and had since been engaged as a contractor and builder. His age was 75 years. Mr. Lunger is survived by two children - Chas. Lunger and Mrs. R.B. Vanness of Trenton. The funeral was held in Newark on Monday and the body sent here for burial in the Washington cemetery the following morning.
The Washington Star, Thursday, Sept. 04, 1913.

[Note: He was one of four Lunger brothers who served in Company H, 8th N.J. Vol. Regt., Amos, Frederick, Henry, William.]

Muster In Roll, Captain George Hoffman, Company H, 8th Regiment enrolled at Newark, Sept. 5th, 1861 .... Frederick Lunger, 2nd Lieut., age 23.
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 84, Book 398, Folder 6.

List of Members of Company H
Frederick Lunger, [from] Hunterdon County, South Asbury, [Marital Status] Single.
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 83, Book 398.
Stryker mis-spells his name as Longer.

Frederick Lunger, 1st Lieut., commissioned Oct. 15, 1862, Mustered in that rank Jan. 12, 1863. Originally mustered in Sept. 5, 1861, for a period of 3 years. 2nd Lieut. Sept. 27, 1861. Promoted 1st. Lt. vice Nichols promoted, discharged July 29, 1863, for disability. [health related, not battle wounds.]
William Stryker, A.G.O. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Volume I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 408.

Description at time of enlistment: Height: 5 feet, 11 inches; dark complexion,color of eyes, dark;
color of hair, black; his occupation: carpenter. He was born on December 19, 1837.
National Archives, Pension Record, Frederick Lunger, WC 772.155.
Death of a Veteran.

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Company H
Henry B Lunger - 2nd Lieutenant   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lunger, Henry B. 2 Lt. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Jan. 17, 1889, certificate 813869.
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Company H
William R Lunger - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Lunger, William R. Private. Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Nov. 5, 1890, certificate 833135.
Former members of Company H, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers who are buried n the following cemeteries:
Located in Hunterdon County N.J., on Valley Road, Hampton, N.J. - The Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Cemetery:
William R. Lunger
1840-1894
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
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Company H
James McClary - Private   
James McClary
Born 1/26/1840 D. 2/14/1922
Buried: New Baptist Cemetery, Port Murray
Sect. B, Lot 2, Grave 3.
[Note: James McClary was a member of Co. H, 8th N.J. Volunteers, Capt.
George Hoffman. He died on Feb. 14, 1922.
James McClary
James McClary, a well known resident of Phillipsburg, and a veteran of the Civil War, with a record of having been in many battles and wounded in action, died Saturday night. For a number of years he had been employed by the Warren Foundry, and retired several years ago.
He was an active member of J.G. Tolmie Post, G.A.R., and was Acting Commander until the Post disbanded some few months ago. He leaves a widow and one granddaughter, Mrs. George Merret of Phillipsburg; also a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Margaret Van Fleet of
East Stroudsburg and Andrew and Henry McClary of Washington. He was a member of the Wesley Methodist church and a charter member of Camp 3, P.O.S. of A. and Camp 15, P.O. of A.
The Washington Star, Thursday, Feb. 09, 1922

James McClary, Engaged in the Seige of Yorktown. Actions of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks. Skirmishes before Richmond, Glendale, Malvern Hill. Wounded in hand at Bristow Station. Deserted December 1862.

National Archives. Descriptive Roll Co. H, Record Group 94, Adjutant General's Office.

Muster In Roll, Captain George Hoffman, Company H, 8th Regiment
enrolled at Newark, Sept. 5th, 1861 ....
James McClary, age 21.
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 84, Book 398, Folder 6.

List of Members of Company H
James McClary, [from] Asbury, Warren County, [Marital Status]: Single.
New Jersey State Archives, Records Group: Dept. of Defense. Subgroup: Military Records. Series: Civil War. Box 83, Book 398.

James McClary, Rank: Private, Enrolled and Mustered In Sept. 5, 1861, for a period of 3 years. Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps, Jan. 15, 1864. Discharged therefrom Sept. 5, 1864.

William Stryker, A.G.O. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Volume I. Trenton, N.J., John L. Murphy, 1876. Page 413.

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Company H
William R McClary - Corporal   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
McClary, William R. Corporal. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Mother filed for pension Feb. 1, 1864, certificate 28221.
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Company H
Robert Milham - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Millham, Robert. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Sept. 10, 1862, certificate 210502.
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Company H
Edward Miller - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Miller, Edward. Private. Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Oct. 5, 1886, certificate 380902. Died April 16, 1922, at South Bethlehem, Pa.
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Company H
Henry J Miller - Corporal   
Miller, Henry J. Corporal. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. I, 5 US Artillery, Co. I and Q.M.S., 2 US Artillery. Died Oct. 10, 1918, at Phillipsburg, NJ.
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Company H
George Moore - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Moore, George. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension July 28, 1890, certificate 618315. April 30, 1909.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Henry H Musselman - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Musselman, Henry H. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. also served in Co K, 4 US Artillery. Applied for Invalid pension Feb. 6, 1890, certificate 536578. Died Nov. 4, 1922, at Weissport, Pa.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Abraham W Philhower - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Philhower, Abraham W. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Troop B, 2 US Cav. Filed for Invalid pension July 19, 1890, certificate 589125. Died August 26, 1912, at Booneboro, Md.
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Archibald Powers - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Powers, Archibald. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Sept. 28, 1897, certificate 979601
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
James H. Price - Musician   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Price, James H. Drummer. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for pension Feb. 19, 1863, certificate 188900.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Ebenezer J. Reed - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Reed, Ebenezer J. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Nov. 9, 1887, certificate 551330. Died Jan. 24, 1916, at Osbornville, N.J.
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
John Reed - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Reed, John. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. mother applied for pension June 30, 1880, no certificate noted.
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Company H
Thomas Kennedy Riddle - Private   
Co. H of the 8th N.J. was orginally organized as the Musconetcong Guards, under George Hoffman.
11 of his letters survive, they identify the unit activities in Charles County, Maryland. Thomas was killed at the battle of Williamsburg, May 1862.
Riddle, Thomas K. [KIA - 5/5/62] Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Mother applied for pension Sept. 14, 1869, certificate 139051.
Contact Name:  Gilbert Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  6/29/2009
Company H
Andrew M Rinehart - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Rinehart, Andrew M. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. applied for Invalid pension Nov. 4, 1889, certificate 577461.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Calvin H. Rugg - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Rugg, Calvin H. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Enlisted Sept. 5, 1861 and discharged Jan. 1, 1862. Widow applied for pension Sept. 20, 1916, certificate 846477. Died May 22, 1916.
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Enoch Scudder - Corporal   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Scudder, Enoch. Corporal. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension May 19, 1863, certificate 18470.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Michael Silverstone - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Silverstone, Michael. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Sept. 24, 1880, certificate 887344.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
William S. Stamets - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Stamets/Stametz, William S. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension March 29, 1907, certificate 1136910. Died Oct. 25, 1920, at Pattenburg, N.J.
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Isaac Thatcher - Private   
21 year old Isaac Thatcher, who was a “wheelwright” prior to enlisting, was described as having a “fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.
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Company H
Joseph Thomas - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Thomas, Joseph. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Aug. 8, 1890, no certificate noted.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Nicholas H. Tice - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Tice, Nicholas E. Private, Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Applied for invalid pension July 26, 1890, certificate 629479.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
William Transue - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Transue, William. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in 21 Co., 2 Battn., Vet. Res. Corp. Applied for Invalid pension Oct. 11, 1879, certificate 185056.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Jacob S. Unangst - Private   
Original Co. H - His company merged with the Musconetcong Guards:
Unangst, Jacob S. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Jan. 6, 1865, certificate 38749.

Additional men under Jacob Uangst, of Finesville, Warren Co., were added to Capt Hoffman’s company to become Co. H of the 8th.

“New Jersey Guards of Finesville,” under the command of Jacob Unangst. He was “27 years old, 5 feet, 6 ½ inches tall, with a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair and born in Northampton Co., Penna. Prior to enlistment his occupation was a Shoemaker.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
James R Vunck - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Vunck, James R. Private. Co. H, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension April 4, 1879, certificate 608989.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company H
Ervin M Wilson - Private   
Original Co. H - Musconetcong Guards:
Wilson, Ervin M. Co. H and C, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Feb. 28, 1907, certificate 1133265. Died April 28, 1917 [???,1927], at Jersey City, N.J.
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company I
Charles B. Errickson - Musician   
Camp Jersey
Washington, D.C.
I hereby consent that my son Charley B Errickson shall serve in Co. I, 8th Regiment N.J. Volunteers for three years unles sooner discharged as a Drummer in said Company.
Abraham A. Errickson
Oct. 7, 1861
Source: Reel 1, QSYS 246.


Erickson, Charles B. Musician. Co. I, 8 NJ Inf. Enlisted Sept. 13, 1861 discharged Jan. 1862. Filed for Invalid pension June 1, 1909, no certificate granted.
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Company I
Conrad Nuhn - Private   
Born 1848 in Germany, Conrad enlisted in the Civil War on 20-Sep-1864. He was wounded on 25-Sep-1864 and on 13-Oct-1864 was transferred to the Ward U.S. Army General Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Eventually moved to CT where he died in 1927. Wish to correspond with anyone who is related.
Contact Name:  Sandra Nuhn
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Date Added:  6/25/2014
Company K
Lewis Bugler - Private   
Bugler, Lewis (alias) - Wiegand, Lewis. Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Enlisted March 28, 1865 and discharged July 17, 1865. Applied for Invalid pension Dec. 19, 1896, certificate 981049. Died Nov. 10, 1919, at Port Huron Mich.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
Uriah Callock - Private   
Callock, Uriah (alias) - Carlough, Uriah. Co. K and C, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in Co. E, 37 NJ Inf. Applied for Invalid pension Aug. 15, 1890, certificate 850846.
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Company K
Joseph Charlebois - Private   
Charlebois, Joseph (alias) - Sherwood, Joseph. Filed for Invalid pension Jan. 11, 1890, certificate 680313. Died July 7, 1916, at Waterloo, Iowa.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
James Faulkner - Private   
Faulkner, James (alias) - Tirrell, James. Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Also served in the Navy as a Landsman aboard the Ohio, Sabine, Richmond, and Princeton. Died Oct. 21, 1921, at Boston, Mass.

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Company K
William Hackett - Private   
unfortunate court martial of Private William Hackett of Company K held on Oct. 21st 1861 while the unit was encamped at Meridian Hill, Washington D.C., in which he was charged with disobendinece to orders. The activities were recorded in the “Court Martial Book, Company K, Eighth Regiment N. J. Volunteers, Captain Langston. Private William Hackett, Company K, Eighth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers was brought to the court martial upon the following charge and specifications -- Charge: Disobedience to Orders. Specification: In this that the said Private William Hackett of Company K, Eighth New Jersey Volunteers did on or about the 9th October inst. leave the ranks of his company while on drill without leave from the Sergeant in command and when ordered to return did refuse. Such conduct being prejudicial to good order and Military discipline. This at Camp Jersey, Meridian Hill, Washington D.C. at the afternoon drill of Wednesday, October the 9th 1861.”
Further worsening the situation, “Private William Hackett, Company K, Eighth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers upon the Charge & Specification following -- Charge: 1st - Conduct prejudicial to good Military discipline. Specification: In this that said William Hackett of Company K, Eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers did on the 14th day of October at noon use unbecoming language to the Cook of said Company calling him A lair and a thief and [a] Son of Bitch stating said Cook stole the Meat and sold it for Gin & & Said language being unbecoming A soldier tending to insubordination and in violation of Articles 3rd and 24th of the Articles of War. This at Camp Jersey, Meridian Hill, Washington D.C.' on the 14th day of October 1861.”
Further adding to the weight of charges against “Private William Hackett, of Company K, Eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers upon the Charge & Specification following -- Charge: Insubordination. Specification: In that the said William Hackett of Company K, Eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers did use insolent language to Fifth Sergeant Munday of said Company on the 14th day of October at noon calling him A Son of Bitch Saying the hemp was growing that was to make the rope to hang said Sergeant Munday and that he the said Hackett was going to write to and publish a report in the Jersey City papers concerning the said Sergeant Munday. Said conduct tending to Insubordination and prejudicial to good order and Military discipline. This at Camp Jersey, Meridian Hill at noon,October 21st.

As though the other charges where not adequate to suppress the tongue and actions the volunteer we see that yet again “ Private William Hackett, of Company K, Eighth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers upon the charge & Specification following -- Charge: Conduct unbecoming A Soldier. Specification: In that the said Private Wm. Hackett, of Company K, Eighth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, did on the 21st day of October did Absent himself wilfully from Dress Parade and review stating before hand nobody could make him attend said Dress parade and review. Said Conduct being unbecoming A soldier & tending to insubordination and contrary to Article 21st of the Articles of War. Meridian Hill, Washington D.C., Oct. 21st 1861.” Not surprisingly, he was found guilty of all of the charges brought against him.
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Company K
John G. Langston - Captain   
Gettysburg and the 8th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers:

The numbers game - an investigation of who was there through an investigation of the primary sources. The purpose of this brief article is to determine which men of Company H were present at the battle on July 2, 1863 in an effort to provide a sense of texture to an otherwise horrific event.

Prior to the engagement the following is the closest extant report yet found. The Consolidated Morning Report for the Regiment, filed by “1st Lt. William Mason, Adjutant of the regiment, dated June 28th, 1863, detailed a total of 14 Field and Staff, 165 enlisted men for an aggregate of 179 present for duty. Interestingly, the report specified that the 14 Officers and only 137 of the 165 enlisted men present for duty were equipped.” Surprisingly “28 of the enlisted men were reported as unequipped. Company H was reported with one officer, and twenty enlisted men for an aggregate strength of 21 present for duty.” Of that number, “1 enlisted man was reported as not equipped but present for duty.” 1

A review of “Official List of Killed & Wounded - 8th Regiment N.J.V. - Gettysburg” prepared by John G. Langston, Captain Co. K, commanding the Regiment dated July 11, 1863 detailed the following information concerning the men of Company H. “Captain Andrew S. Davis was wounded in the thigh dangerously.” He would later die from the wound. Sergeant “William Donnelly, hand slight;” and privates “John Gustus, arm slight; Irwin Lake, thigh seriously; Obediah Evans, arm slight; Irwin Wilson, hand slight; Elisha Bowlby, leg slight; William Ralph, leg amputated;” while the following men were listed as missing, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, and Corporal Andrew J. Hoppock.”2 This accounts for 11 of the 21 men present for duty as reported on June 28, 1863. This represented a staggering 50% attrition rate. Who were the other men who faced the maelstrom of battle on that most famous of bloodied fields? And were there more than an additional ten credited with having been at the battle?

An examination of the Company roster reviewed that the following men were credited with being at the battle and not recorded on wounded list. “Privates William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, Sergeant William R. Lunger, private William Hull, Corporal Aaron Hoffman, private Frederick Davis, Corporal Samuel Berry.”3

It appears that in reality there were twenty-two men of Company H who went forth onto the battlefield at Gettysburg that fateful day of July 2nd, 1863. They were Captain Andrew S. Davis, Sergeants William Donnelly and William R. Lunger, Corporals Samuel Berry, Aaron Hoffman and Andrew J. Hoppock, privates John Gustus, Irwin Lake, Obediah Evans, Irwin Wilson, Elisha Bowlby, William Ralph, John Bird, Jonas Longenour, William B. Smith, Archibald Powers, Henry H. Musseleman, George Moore, Charles P. Lee, John D. Ketcham, William Hull, and Frederick Davis. Thus the men of Company H, those reported wounded, missing, and unscathed, are no longer shrouded in darkness and obscurity but have been brought to light and their role in the great battle given a place of honor. I ask you to remember this the next time that you stroll about the monument and flank markers of the 8th Regiment at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  12/16/2016
Company K
Daniel Lee - Private   
Lee, Daniel (alias) - Lane, Daniel. Private, Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension June 23, 1892, no certificate awarded.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
Henry McComb - Private   
McComb, Henry (alias) - Forrest, Henry R. Co. K and C, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension March 27, 1908, certificate 1151798.
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Company K
Patrick Shanahan - Private   
Shanahan, Patrick. Private, Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension June 21, 1865. Certificate 45645.


Does appear in Med & Surg
Injuries of the Upper Extremities - primary amputations in the forearm.
Shanahan, P. , private, Co. K, 8th New Jersey, age 29. Date of wound and operation: April 2, 3, 1865. Operations, Operator, Results: right; circular. Discharged May 26, 1865; pensioned; stump healed.
Source: Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War. Volume X. Page 977.
Reprint Broadfoot Publishing Company. Wilmington, N.C. 1991.
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Company K
Adolphus Werner - Unknown   
Werner, Adolphus (alias) - Tresselt, Adolphus. Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Aug. 26, 1897, certificate 1130890. Died Nov. 25, 1915, at Albany, N.Y.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
Thomas Williams - Private   
Williams, Thomas (alias) - Work, Thomas. Private, Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Aug. 23, 1890, certificate 881545.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
Isaac K Winters - Private   
Have photocopy of dicharge papers.
Contact Name:  Jason Winters
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Date Added:  6/3/2006
Company K
Herman Wolf - Private   
Wolf, Herman (alias) - Wild, Herman. Private, Co. K, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension May 12, 1891, certificate 869740.
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Date Added:  12/15/2016
Company K
William Wright - Private   
Wright, William (alias) - Wilson, William W. Co. K, and C, 8 NJ Inf. Filed for Invalid pension Feb. 26, 1885, certificate 566121. Died Nov. 16, 1911.

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