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History of the First Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers from 1861 to 1865 /
compiled under the authorization of Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade Society by Camille Baquet.
|Main Creator:||Baquet, Camille.|
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Gettysburg, PA : Stan Clark Military Books, [1992?]
Cover title: History of Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade.
Reprint. Originally published:Trenton, N.J.: Published by the State of New Jersey, 1910.
Camille Archibald Baquet (1842-November 28, 1924) was himself an officer who served in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This is the first history of the unit. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he grew up in Burlington, New Jersey. He was mustered in as a private in Company I, 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry on September 13, 1862. He served with the Pennsylvanians until April 1, 1863, when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Company A, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, filling an officer vacancy within the Company that had existed for over a month. He then served until June 23, 1864, when his enlistment expired by law, and he was honorably mustered out of Federal service. During his 14-month tenure with the 1st New Jersey, his regiment saw combat at the Battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. In 1910 he published the work "History of the First Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers (Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade) from 1861 to 1865", which chronicled the military history of his brigade. Until the year 2005, it was the only full length work on that famed VI Corps unit. He dided in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1924 and was buried in Saint Peter's Church Cemetery, Spotswood, New Jersey.
Physical description: iii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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