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29th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer - 4th Reunion

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A Veterans' Reunion

The Gallant Twenty-Ninth Meets at Red Bank

Over One Hundred Survivors Present - The Old Officers Re-elected - Speeches and a Dinner - Story of the Regiment

Over one hundred veterans of the civil war met in the rooms of Arrowsmith Post this morning. They were among the survivors of the 29th regiment, New Jersey volunteers, and the occasion was the fourth annual reunion of the old soldiers. Men who stood side by side in the great conflict in '62 and '63 and who had not seen each other since those dark days, met and grasped each other's hands and talked of by-gone times.

Age has dealt lightly with the veterenas. Although gray-haired and wrinkled, their spirits are as joyous as they were before President Lincoln issued his call for troops.

The regular business meeting commenced at half-past ten o'clock and among those present were

    Colonel Wm. R. Taylor of Astoria, Long Island, formerly of Middletown; Mayor Joseph T. Field; Capt. John H. Heyer; T. Con. Morford; Joseph A. Golden; R. P. Van Brakle; Alexander Brown; Joseph Walker; John P. Elliott; Edward Bowne; Matthew Brown; James H. Magee; James Campbell; D. H. Woolley; Henry E. Gill; J. W. Vanderveer; A. Osborn; J. H. Newman; Nelson Smock; William T. Guy; Barzilla Hendrickson; William Smith; A. B. Holstein; Bloomfield Howland; Uriah Seeley; Charles VanDorn; John C. Carhart; Peter VanKirk; John S. Bainton; T. Leonard Davis; William Pope; Joseph Grover; William Atkinson; D. C. Newing; Britton Woolley; William Sewing; Capt. Robert R. Mount; W. B. Lippincott; S. H. Lippincott; Henry Covert; George H. Heyer; Jacob Preston; James H. Sickles; Charles Curtis; Harvey Jenkins; Joseph Bendy; Robert Smith; J. T. Dillentash; S. H. Lane; J. E. VanPelt; William H. Sutphen; J. B. Swan; Thomas Bastedo; J. E. Corlies; Capt. George H. Green; George Morris; C. H. Brown; Augustus Thomas; John Emmons; W. T. Hopper; Tenbrook Morris; J. T. S. Hall; B. Howland; B. T. Lawrence; William Flett; William N. Little; Alfred D. VanDoren; Frederick Miller; William J. Sickles; John H. Smock; Mr. Furman; Capt. William Warner; William C. Irwin; Jacob Layton; S. A. Warner; Capt. Costigan; David Emmons; John Cottrell; Thomas Layton; John Stilwagon; David Brower; Robert P. Miller; Thomas B. Haight; Jarvis Holmes; Peter Stilwell; John Vanderbilt; Robert Murphy; Frank E. Bowman; Joseph P. Jones; W. C. Hulse; William Aumack; James Degan; Jonathan W. Bennett; C. P. Layton; Theodore Francis; D. N. Curtis; Capt. Slack; G. W. Brower; Capt. Mount of Freehold; S. R. Hallenbake

The election resulted in the selection of the old officers as follows:

President: Joseph T. Field of Middletown
Vice-Presidents: Wm. Warner of Keyport, George Green of Long Branch, Robert R. Mount of Red Bank
Secretary: T. Con Morford of Long Branch
Treasurer: John H. Heyer of Holmdel
Executive Committee: Co. A. William Aumack of Eatontown; Co. B. William Warner of Keyport; Co. C. Furman Brown of Freehold; Co. D. Harvey Jenkins of Middletown; Co. E. James Campbell of Long Branch; Co. F. William J. Sickles of Red Bank; Co. G. John H. Heyer of Holmdel; Co. H. B. Lawrence; Co. I. William Atkinson of Asbury Park; Co. K. Lieutenant Emmons of Howell township

Two paragraphs regarding the festivities have been ommitted

The Twenty ninth regiment was organized at "Camp Vredenburgh" near Freehold, when on September 1st, 1862, it was mustered into service for a term of nine months by First Lieutenant Frank D. Howell of the Seventeenth United States Infantry. The regiment left with full ranks and proceeded to Washington. It soon after crossed the Potomac into Virginia, where it was assigned to a provisional brigade in the division of General Silas Casey and posted in the southern defenses of Washington. It remained there until November 30th, when it moved to Aquia Creek, Virginia, and became part of the army of the Potomac, under the command of General Burnside. The regiment participated in the great battle of Fredericksburg on December 13th and did noble work. On the night of the fifteenth it withdrew to the north side of the Rappahannock, crossing the pontoon bridge under heavy fire from the enemy's batteries. During the winter it occupied a camp near Belle Plain, and when General Hooker opened the spring campaign of '63, which resulted in the battle of Chancellorsville, the regiment took part in the fight on the extreme left. On June 12th the regiment moved, with the other commands of the Army of the Potomac, to meet the Confederate forces, which were entering Maryland on the Gettysburg campaign. On June 15th it reached Centreville, Virginia, where it was relieved from duty with the corps to which it had been attached and ordered to Washington. It left Washington on the 17th and reached Freehold on the 19th. It was mustered out on June 30th, 1863. The regiment was made up of Monmouth county men and the original commanding officer was the late Col. Edwin F. Applegate of Freehold.

Source: Red Bank Register, September 6, 1893

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