Historical NJ Afro-American Militia - NG
Compiled by Col. Leonard Luzky, NJARNG, INF.
1865 - AG Report, page 9 "It is impossible to report with accuracy the number of Negroes who left this state for organization from the state of Pennsylvania, but it will not vary materially from three thousand and ninety two men." Page 11, Negroes volunteered into the 38, 39 & 40th Regiments. Alphabetical list obtained of all Negro volunteers who enlistment's could be obtained.
1868 - Page 4, Credited to the state, 4,000 muster in dates of men enlisting in regiments of colored troops.
1872 - Adjutant's Report, page 4 - Legislature authorizing companies of colored infantry in National Guard, not to exceed 10.
Page 20 - 8th Regiment (unattached) formed:
Field & Staff - Camden
1873 Co G - Jersey City
8th Regiment is unattached to any Brigade. Roster of officers on page 32 & 33.
1876 - Co E & I consolidated
1877 - 8th Regiment disbanded.
1917-1919 - GO 29 August 15, 1917, page 12, 1916 - 1918 AG Report, ref; State Militia. The state passed an Act to organize a staff corps, 26 Inf. Co.'s, 2 Machine gun Co.'s to form 6 BN'S and 2 Separate Co.'s (colored) in Atlantic City & Jersey City. They were organized to meet any emergency, suppress riot and disorder, because of the state's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, ammunition, weapons plants and our involvement in the First World War. They were completely disbanded January 5, 1920 and all personnel discharged. Page 7, 1918 - 1920 AG Reports.
1930 - 1940 known as the 1st Separate Battalion: State
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