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Department of Defense - New Jersey National Guard



The New Jersey National Guard was formed under legislation passed 9 March 1869, which merged the state's militia and rifle corps.


See also:
Department of Defense - New Jersey Militia and New Jersey Rifle Corps

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Miscellaneous Records - Pre-World War I [Unprocessed Binders], ca. 1868-ca. 1915
Control #:
SDENG001
Format:
14.5 c.f. (29 boxes)
Arrangement:
Binder number
Notes:
This series combines portions of three sequences of binder numbers.
Finding Aid:
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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
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Miscellaneous Records - Post-World War I [Unprocessed Binders], ca. 1919-1936
Control #:
SDENG003
Format:
4 c.f. (29 binders, 8 boxes)
Arrangement:
No obvious arrangement
Notes:
Combines portions of two sequences of binders; includes muster rolls, rosters, enlistment records, National Rifle Assn. records.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Records of the New Jersey Provisional Battalion, Yorktown Centennial Encampment, 1881
Control #:
SDENG004
Format:
1 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Various
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Portraits of Officers of the Fourth Regiment, ca. 1900-1904
Control #:
SDENG005
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By company, then rank

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Officers' Descriptive Cards, 1909-1917
Control #:
SDENG006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Physical Examination Records, 1910-1916
Control #:
SDENG007
Format:
0.4 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Brigade Records, 1878-1921
Control #:
SDENG008
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
By brigade, then record type, date
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Regimental Records, 1862-1936
Control #:
SDENG009
Format:
39.5 c.f. (79 boxes)
Arrangement:
By regiment, then record type, date
Notes:
Most of the records pre-date World War I.
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Photograph Collection, ca. 1863-1973
Control #:
SDENG010
Format:
30 c.f. (28 boxes and oversized map drawers)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Records of Hospital Corps and Sanitary Troops, 1895-1917
Control #:
SDENG011
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By organization, then record type/date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Cadet Corps Records, 1893-1908
Control #:
SDENG012
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By corps, then record type
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Inspection Reports on Commanding Officers and State Headquarters, 1878-1923
Control #:
SDENG013
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Court Martial Records, 1889-1916
Control #:
SDENG014
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Records relating to Distinguished Service Medal and Medal of Honor Recipients, 1925-1939
Control #:
SDENG015
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By medal, then alpha. by surname
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Pension Records, 1882-1897
Control #:
SDENG016
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Summer Encampment Rosters and Reports, 1918-1920
Control #:
SDENG017
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Rifle Practice and Competition Records, 1878-1915
Control #:
SDENG018
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Essex Troop Ledgers, 1894-1924
Control #:
SDENG019
Format:
0.75 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Armory Records, 1911-1930
Control #:
SDENG020
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By location, then date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Officer Efficiency Reports, 1916-1922
Control #:
SDENG021
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year, then alpha. by surname
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Registers of Officers and Enlisted Men, 1776-1960
Control #:
SDENG022
Format:
9 c.f. (19 vols.)
Arrangement:
By organization, then company, surname
Notes:
Only commanders-in-chief (and staff) and breveted/retired officers are included after 1917--no enlisted men or other officers.
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Regimental and Company Books, 1863-1918
Control #:
SDENG023
Format:
13.25 c.f. (49 vols.)
Arrangement:
By regiment and company
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Individual Service Records, 1880s-1910s
Control #:
SDENG024
Format:
24.5 c.f. (49 boxes)
Arrangement:
By soldier's name
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Newsclippings and Photographs relating to the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, ca. 1920-1940
Control #:
SDENG025
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 folders)
Arrangement:
Various

Series:
Department of Defense
New Jersey National Guard
Scrapbook of Company C, 3rd Regiment, 1920-1936
Control #:
SDENG026
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 146.5 c.f. of paper records and 1 reel of microfilm ~



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This page last updated 05/17/2006