Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey

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 CONTINENTAL TROOPS, “JERSEY LINE”

 

FIRST BATTALION – Second Establishment.

FIELD AND STAFF.

Silas Newcomb    Colonel.     

Matthias Ogden    Lieutenant Colonel.     

William D’Hart    Major.     

Alexander Clough Adjutant.

 Leonidas Chappin    Quartermaster.     

Aaron Ogden    Paymaster.     

William M. Barnet    Surgeon.     

Jacob Harris    Surgeon’s Mate.     

   –    Cox    Chaplain.     

Major Joseph Morris, died.  

Adjutant Alexander Clough, died.  

Quartermaster Leonidas Chappin, resigned.  

Paymaster Aaron Ogden, resigned.  

Colonel Silas Newcomb, promoted Brigadier General, militia.  

Lieutenant Colonel Matthias Ogden, promoted Colonel.  

Major William D’Hart, promoted Lieutenant Colonel.  

Captain Joseph Morris, promoted Major.  

Captain John Conway, promoted Major, Fourth Battalion, Second Establishment.  

Captain John Polhemus, promoted Major.  

Second Lieutenant Jacob Piatt, promoted Adjutant.  

Joseph Periam, appointed Quartermaster.  

 

COMPANY OFFICERS.

First Company:

Joseph Morris    Captain.     

John Mercer    First Lieutenant.     

 

 

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CONTINENTAL TROOPS, “JERSEY LINE.”

FIRST BATTALION – First Establishment.

FIELD AND STAFF

William Alexander (Lord Stirling)    Colonel.     

William Winds    Lieutenant Colonel.     

William D’Hart    Major.     

Alexander Clough    Adjutant.     

Matthias Halsted    Quartermaster.     

Aaron Ogden    Paymaster.     

William M. Barnet    Surgeon.     

Colonel William Alexander (Lord Stirling), promoted Brigadier General, Continental Army.  

Lieutenant Colonel William Winds, promoted Colonel.  

Matthias Ogden, appointed Lieutenant Colonel.  

Quartermaster Matthias Halsted, resigned.  

Leonidas Chapin, appointed Quartermaster.  

 

COMPANY OFFICERS

First Company:

Joseph Morris    Captain.     

Daniel Baldwin    First Lieutenant.     

Daniel Brown    Second Lieutenant.     

Jonathan F. Morris    Ensign.     

Second Company:

Silas Howell    Captain.     

John Mercer    First Lieutenant.     

 

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CONTINENTAL TROOPS

FIRST BATTALION

COMPANY OFFICERS.

Richard Johnson    Second Lieutenant.     

Jacob Kemper    Ensign.     

Third Company:

John Conway    Captain.     

Lewis J. Costigin    First Lieutenant.     

Peter V. Voorhies    Second Lieutenant.     

Francis Costigin    Ensign.     

Fourth Company:

John Polhemus    Captain.     

John Van Anglen    First Lieutenant.     

Samuel Axford    Second Lieutenant.     

Thomas Sickles    Ensign.     

Fifth Company:

Joseph Meeker    Captain.     

Yellis (or Giles) Mead    First Lieutenant.     

Archibald Dallas    Second Lieutenant.     

George Ross    Ensign.     

Sixth Company:

Andrew M’Mires    Captain.     

Isaac Morrison    First Lieutenant.     

Alexander Clough    Second Lieutenant.     

Jacob Piatt    Ensign.     

Seventh Company:

Daniel Piatt    Captain.     

Hendrick Fisher    First Lieutenant.     

John Flahavin    Second Lieutenant.     

Cyrus D’Hart    Ensign.     

Eighth Company:

Elias Longstreet    Captain.     

Curtenius Schenck    First Lieutenant.     

John Holmes    Second Lieutenant.     

Abraham Lane    Ensign.     

 

 

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CONTINENTAL TROOPS

FIRST BATTALION

COMPANY OFFICERS.

First Lieutenant Lewis J. Costigin, retired.  

Second Lieutenant Alexander Clough, promoted Adjutant.  

Second Lieutenant Peter V. Voorhies, promoted First Lieutenant.  

Ensign Matthias Halsted, promoted Quartermaster.  

Ensign John Mercer, promoted First Lieutenant.  

Ensign John Van Anglen, promoted First Lieutenant.  

Robert Robertson, appointed Second Lieutenant.  

Cyrus D’Hart, appointed Ensign.  

Jacob Kemper, appointed Ensign.  

Jonathan F. Morris, appointed Ensign.  

On the 10th day of November, 1775, six companies – all that were completed – of the First and Second Battalions, were ordered to garrison the fort in the Highlands, on the Hudson river. On November 27th, the rest of the two battalions were ordered into barracks near New York. On the 8th of December, both battalions were ordered into the city of New York, and on the 26th of said month, the deputy muster-master there was ordered to muster them. On the 10th of January, 1776, three companies were ordered to report to Colonel Nathaniel Heard, (First Battalion Middlesex Militia), in command of “Minute Men,” for duty in arresting tories and disaffected persons in Queens county, New York. The rest of the battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Winds commanding, were stationed at Perth Amboy and Elizabethtown, New Jersey, until May, 1776. On the 3d of May, with the Third Battalion, they left New York to join an expedition to Canada, and, having been joined by the Second Battalion, took an active part in the operations before Quebec. At a later day, the First and Second Battalions were ordered into barracks at Ticonderoga, and remained at that station until directed by General Sullivan, November 5th, 1776, to return to New Jersey for discharge.

 

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Official Roster  

ADJUTANTS

Clough, Alexander. Second Lieutenant, Captain M’Mires’ company, First Battalion, First Establishment, December 15th, 1775; Adjutant, First Battalion, First Establishment, to date December 15th, 1775; Adjutant, First Battalion, Second Establishment, November 28th, 1776; died in service, December, 1778.

 

 

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SHELDON’S REGIMENT, LIGHT DRAGOONS, Connecticut.

 

Although the State had an officer in this organization, most of the soldiers joined the companies commanded by officers of other States.

David Edgar    Captain.     

 

FOURTH REGIMENT, LIGHT DRAGOONS, CONTINENTAL ARMY.

This regiment appears to have performed its service mostly in the south. The commanding officer achieved a national reputation as a brilliant cavalry leader.

Anthony Walton White, Lieutenant Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; formerly Third Battalion, First Establishment, “Jersey Line.”

John Craig    Captain.     

 

BALDWIN’S REGIMENT OF ARTIFICERS, CONTINENTAL ARMY

Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin, of Massachusetts, commanded this efficient regiment. New Jersey had, at different times, about thirty men connected with it. Three of these were officers:

Jeremiah Bruen    Captain and Major.     

Joseph King    Paymaster.     

Eleazer Little    Lieutenant.    

 

MOYLAN’S REGIMENT, CONTINENTAL ARMY.

Colonel Stephen Moylan, of Pennsylvania, commanding officer.

Two officers from New Jersey, viz.:

John Heard    Lieutenant Captain.     

Zebulon Pike, Cornet, Adjutant, Lieutenant, Paymaster, and Captain.