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4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

Captain Samuel Hayden's Company

4th Battalion New Jersey Volunteers, Hayden's Company

Hello, and welcome to Captain HAYDEN's Company of the 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers.

Our group was founded in 1977 to take part in reenactments of the American Revolution and additional local civic events. Please refer to our schedule below to see what our future events are.

We are full members of both the British Brigade and the Brigade of the American Revolution and maintain their strict goals of authenticity. The uniform, seen above, represents the regiment as it appeared in 1777, with the distinctive green faced white regimental coat.

The original regiment was raised in November of 1776 by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham VAN BUSKIRK of Teaneck, New Jersey. It was one of six battalions of New Jersey Volunteers being raised in the province at that time, all under the command of Brigadier General Cortland SKINNER.

They served in many raids of New Jersey from their camp on Staten Island, Paulus Hook and other locations as well as taking part in the major battles of Connecticut Farms, Springfield and Fort Griswold. Detachments of the unit also served at the Siege of Charlestown, King's Mountain and Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. The battalion was renumbered third in a reorganization of 1781.

With the end of the war and the British loss of America, the New Jersey Volunteers were disbanded on October 10th 1783 along the River Saint John, in modern New Brunswick, Canada. To read more about the original regiment, please click here.

Thank you for visiting us. We welcome inquiries about membership or perhaps how the group can take part in your future event. Please contact us at the address below. Also check out our photos in the gallery by clicking here!

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Group Name: 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers
Captain Samuel Hayden's Company
Contacts: Todd W. Braisted
  569 Holly Court, Mahwah, NJ 07430
  Todd Braisted's Email Address
  Raymond Helge
  PO Box 6731, Monroe Twp. NJ 08831
  Ray Helge's Email Address
Group Location: Northeastern United States & Ontario, Canada
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2023 Schedule of Events
Jan. 14 British Brigade Annual Meeting, Dillsburg, PA

Feb. 4 Unit Zoom Meeting for all members of 4th NJV

Feb. 18-19 BAR Đ Winter Garrison at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown NY*

Feb.-Mar. Unit/Company Workshops, TBD

Mar. 25-26 BAR/NWD Firelock Match, Log Cabin Gun Shop, Lodi, OH*

Mar. 31, April 1-2 British Occupation & Garrison, East Jersey Old Town, Piscataway, NJ

April TBD BAR Annual Meeting (4/29-30 on Grenier's list) New Windsor Cantonment, Vales Gate, NY*

April 15-16 BAR/NWD School of Instruction at Campus Martius Mariett, OH*

BAR Annual Firelock Match TBD*

May 5-7 BAR Civilian Salon, Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY*

May 5-7 Encampment at G. Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington, VA

May 6-7 BAR/NWD Ohio Civil War Show, Richland County Fairgrounds Mansfield, OH*

May 13 East Jersey Old Town Middlesex County History Day

May 27 River Vale Memorial Day Commemoration (paying for Unit) River Vale, NJ.$

June 10 Historic Richmontown, Staten Island, NY

June 17-18 BB/CL/BAR - Battle of Monmouth, Manalapan Twp., NJ (PUSH for Big-3)*

July 4 Independence Day Celebration, Washington on the Raritan, East Jersey Old Town (poss. Paying event) portray Continentals. Piscataway, NJ

July 15-16

School of the Loyalist, East Jersey Old Town, Piscataway, NJ

July 15-16 BAR/NWD Fort Laurens State Memorial Cincinnati, OH

July-Aug Unit Picnic, TBD

Aug. 5-6 BAR Heritage Village Hoosick, NY*

Aug. 26-27 Simcoe's Raid, East Jersey Old town, Piscataway, NJ (Paying Event)$

Sept. 2-3 Fort Henry Day, Wheeling WV

Sept. 9 (rain date Sept. 10) 1776 Conference House Peace Conference Commemoration (paying event)

Sept. TBD BAR Glimmer Glass, Hyde Hall, NY*

Sept. 23-24 BB - Eve of the Siege, Endview Plantation, Newport News, VA

Sept. 24 BAR/NWD Brecksville Parks Fallfest, Brecksville, OH*

Oct. 1 Somerset County 1770's Festival, Lord Stirling Estate Park, Basking Ridge, NJ (paying event)$

Oct. 13-14 BAR/NWD Pioneer Village Rogers, OH*

Oct. 21-22 Encampment Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters, Wayne, NJ (paying Event)$

Oct. 27-28 BAR/NWD Fort Steuben Steubenville, OH*

Nov. 18-19 BAR Retreat Weekend, Fort Lee Historic Park Sat. (HNBL Sunday?)*

Dec. 30 Battles of Trenton & Princeton

2024 Events

Jan. 7

Battle of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

July 26-28 Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY

Nov. 9-10 244th Camden & 245th Stono Ferry, Kershaw, SC

Nov. 14-15 250th Anniv. Capture of Fort William and Mary, New Castle, NH

250th Anniversary Committed Events

April 19, 2025 Battle Road, Lexington & Concord

Oct. 24-25, 2026

Battle of White Plains Ward Pound Ridge BAR lead Host (Big 3)

July 9-11, 2027 Ft. Ti Defiance and Independence Fort Ticonderoga, march to and reenactment of Hubbardton

Sept. 3, 2027 Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Sept. 10-11, 2027

Battle of Brandywine (Sandy Hollow)

Oct. 8, 2027 Battle of Saratoga

June 2028 Battle of Monmouth

* Any member who is a BAR Member (we encourage BAR membership) can attend any BAR Event regardless of Department or Region of the BAR.

Events in Bold are push Events.

Events with Dollar Signs ($) are paying events for the Unit.

** If Members become aware of an event they think the Unit should participate in and/or that they would like to participate in please Advise Ray Helge so he can add to schedule and, if needed, Register the Unit.

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