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Department of Defense - New Jersey Militia and New Jersey Rifle Corps


The collections listed on this page relate, primarily, to the New Jersey Militia as organized under "An Act for organizing and training the Militia of this state" passed 30 November 1792.

Also included are materials relating to the New Jersey Rifle Corps, which was established as a separate organization during the Civil War.

Both the New Jersey Militia and the New Jersey Rifle Corps were merged to form the New Jersey National Guard under legislation passed 9 March 1869.


See also: Department of Defense - Colonial Wars and Revolutionary War
Department of Defense - Pennsylvania Insurrection, War of 1812 and Mexican War
Department of Defense - New Jersey National Guard

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Records, 1793-1868
Control #:
SDEML001
Format:
32.5 c.f. (46 boxes, 1 OV folder)
Arrangement:
By county, then company & record type
Notes:
Includes elections, returns, muster rolls, resignations, oaths correspondence and commissions.
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Accounts, 1790s-1860s
Control #:
SDEML002
Format:
1.5 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Cumberland Brigade Papers [Frank H. Stewart Collection], 1806-1820
Control #:
SDEML003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box of photostatic prints)
Notes:
Includes photostatic copies of manuscripts held by Frank H. Stewart, made by the Adjutant General's Office in 1942.

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Orders, 1780s-1880s
Control #:
SDEML004
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Records relating to the Amboy Riots, 1863-1864
Control #:
SDEML005
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Record Book, 1806-1859
Control #:
SDEML006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Contains copies of correspondence, general orders of the Adjutant General, and miscellaneous items.

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Registers of Officers of the New Jersey Militia, 1806-1861
Control #:
SDEML007
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
By organization, then date
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey Militia
Minute Book of Company B, City Battalion, Newark, 1858-1861
Control #:
SDEML008
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By date
Notes:
Presented to the Adjutant General's Office by Robert D. Bender, 11 January 1912.

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Annual Returns of Militia, 1866-1905
Control #:
SDENG002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (6 map folders)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
New Jersey Rifle Corps
Records, 1863-1869
Control #:
SDERI001
Format:
3.5 c.f. (3 boxes and 1 map folder)


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Series:
Cumberland County
Militia
Records, 1806-1830
Control #:
CCUMI001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes returns, bonds, elections, and other documents.

Series:
Hunterdon County
Militia
Records, 1781-1843
Control #:
CHNML001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Militia
Cavalry Papers of Capt. Lucius W. Stockton, 1795-1805
Control #:
CHNML002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Salem County
Clerk's Office
Performance Bonds of Militia Paymasters, 1810-1831
Control #:
CSACL021
Format:
0.1 c.f. (6 items)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Sussex County
Militia
Papers, 1768-1840
Control #:
CSUML001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of the Treasury
State Treasurer's Office
Receipts and Accounts of Joseph Lewis, Paymaster for the Sussex, Morris and Bergen Militia, 1778-1780
Control #:
STSTR003
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 disbound vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By page number
Notes:
Indexed by the Revolutionary War service cards and slips as Militia Pay - Morris, Sussex & Bergen Counties.

Series:
Department of the Treasury
State Treasurer's Office
Receipts and Registers for Interest Paid on Revolutionary War Militia Indents, 1787-1796
Control #:
STSTR008
Format:
2 c.f. (5 disb. vols., 6 booklets); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly by date span
Notes:
Item 1 indexed as Indents A - Revolutionary War and Item 4 idexed as Militia Indents, Second Year in service cards.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 45.6 c.f. of paper records and 3 reels of microfilm ~



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This page last updated 06/16/2006