G. A. R. 3rd Army Corps New Jersey Sign - Wood sign measures approximately 19 5/8 inches long and 5 1/2 inches tall. With gold lettering reads, " 3RD ARMY CORPS G. A. R. RENO POST LAKEWOOD, N.J."
In April 1861, the Third New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was formed. Third was organized under the authority of General Orders No. 15, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C, May 4, 1861. The Regiment was fully organized, equipped, and officered by the 18th day of May, and on June 4th was duly mustered into service of the United States for 3 years at Fort Olden, Trenton, N.J. It left the state on June 28, 1861 with a full complement of men.
Inventory Number: VET 003