2nd New Jersey Regiment

Maxwell’s Brigade | 2nd New Jersey Regiment


Organized December 1775 at Burlington and Trenton from Gloucester, Huntington, Burlington, Salem and Sussex Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 275 assigned, 204 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge in March 1778 for New Jersey with 443 assigned 373 fit for duty.

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

Field Officers

  • Colonel Israel Shreve
  • Lt. Colonel William D’Hart
  • Major Richard Howell

Company Commanders

  • Captain John Cumming
  • Captain John Sparks
  • Captain John Hollingshead
  • Captain Nathaniel Bowman
  • Captain Henry Luce
  • Captain William Helms
  • Captain Samuel Heading
  • Captain Jonathan Phillips
  • Captain James Dillen

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Benjamin Osmon
  • Adjutant Luther Halsey
  • Paymaster John Peck
  • Paymaster William Shute
  • Surgeon Lewis Howell
  • Surgeon’s Mate Ebenezer Elmer
  • Quartermaster Sergeant George Mcdonald
  • Sergeant Major William Barr
  • Drum Major William Burtless