1st New Jersey Regiment

Maxwell’s Brigade | 1st New Jersey Regiment


Organized in December 1775 at Elizabethtown and Port Amboy from Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Monmouth, Essex and Bergen Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 261 men assigned 151 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge in May 1778 with 538 assigned 396 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, New York 1777, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel Matthias Ogden
  • Lt. Colonel David Brearley
  • Lt. Colonel William Harta
  • Major Joseph Morris

Company Commanders

  • Captain John V Angel
  • Captain Daniel Baldwin
  • Captain Giles Mead
  • Captain John Flahaven
  • Captain Elias Longstreet
  • Captain Isaac Morrison
  • Captain Daniel Platt
  • Captain John Polhemus

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Joseph Periam
  • Quartermaster Robert Kelso
  • Adjutant Alexander Coulet
  • Adjutant Jacobs Piatt
  • Paymaster Michael Connelly
  • Paymaster Aaron Ogden
  • Surgeon William M Barnett
  • Surgeon Jacob Harris
  • Surgeon’s Mate Stephen Ball
  • Quartermaster Sergeant William Hamilton
  • Sergeant Major John Bishop
  • Drum Major James Rose
  • Fife Major Thomas Powell