The Third New Jersey Cavalry
This site is to honor the Civil War
veterans who fought in the 3rd New
Jersey Cavalry.

My fascination with the Civil War
began when I uncovered that I had
several ancestors who served in the
war.  Trying to understand their lifes
and times has lead me to a deep
gratitude and appreciation for the
decisions they made, hardships they
endured, and commitments they kept.

Please help me build this site as a
tribute to those men and their

Karen Denmark
12127 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
General info and articles about the unit

List of

Company Rosters and Index of Names

Soldiers' Biographies

Prisoner of War Memoir of Frederick Emil Schmitt  

Diary of 1st Lt. A.A. Yard (4/22 - 6/12/1864)

Diary of Lt. John H. Bailey (starts on May 2, 1864)

Letters from 1st Lt.  
Reeves and Pvt. Enoch Brooks to home  

Robert Bell's official charges for robbery & arson

Uniforms and Flags of the 3rd NJ Cavalry

Scanned sample
muster cards & enrollment papers

Photographs of men  in the 3rd NJ Cav as well as tombstone

3rd NJ Cavalry

Interested in forming a Third New Jersey Cavalry
re-enactment  group ? - contact
Michael Lubrano      

What's new since you last logged on?
"...the Butterflies left behind them a first class fighting
record." -- Bilby &  Goble

"Through experience gained on a dozen battlefields, large
and small, [the 3rd NJ] proved that they had matured into
seasoned veterans who more than lived up to their
flamboyant uniforms."  -- Guttman

"...the 'Butterflies'  remained hussars to the end."
-- Risley
and Todd

"This is decidedly the finest looking regiment it has been our
pleasure to see for a long time.... It is said that the regiment
has some of the best soldiers in the country." -- Daily True
Last web site update -
6 March 2013
This flag is on display at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ