American Civil War
Edward or Edwin Youngs Trowbridge
Born: May 16, 1832, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Aug. 7, 1891, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: David Trowbridge & Anna Youngs
Buried: Millbrook Cemetery, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Notes: While located behind the Methodist Church, the cemetery has no affiliation with the cemetery. If you need information,
you will have to contact the Millbrook Cemetery Association.
Military Service: Sergeant, 9th Regiment, 39th New Jersey Volunteers, Union Army, American Civil War
Religious Affiliation: Millbrook Methodist Church, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Marriage: Feb. 15, 1854, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Wife: Phebe Briant
Born: 1834, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Dec. 31, 1859, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Second Marriage: after July, 1860, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Second Wife: Catherine E. King
Born: 1834, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: still living, 1900, Hanover, Morris Co. New Jersey
Baptism: July 18, 1852, Millbrook Methodist Church, Millbrook, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Note: was an inmate at the Morris Co. poorhouse, along with her son David Edwin (see below).
Edward Youngs Trowbridge served as a sergeant with the 39th New Jersey Volunteers during the American Civil War between Sept. 23, 1863 to Sept. 23, 1864. According to a property map dating from 1868, Edward Youngs Trowbridge's home was located at 300 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph at the corner of Fords Road, right next to the house that Robert and Clara Trowbridge, my grandparents, moved into in the 1930's, and a plot of land located along a ridge across Millbrook Avenue known to my mother as "the Meadow".
9th REGIMENT, NEW JERSEY INFANTRY
(From the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System)
Organized at Newark, N. J., October 3, 1864. Left State for City Point, Va., by detachments October 4-10, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., temporarily, October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty on breastworks at City Point, Va., October, 1864, then moved to Poplar Grove Church. Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Va., October 27-28, 1864. Siege of Petersburg till April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 2, 1865. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to City Point, thence to Washington and Alexandria April 20-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 17, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 29 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted
men by disease. Total 42.
William Mott, whose family first settled the Mott's Hollow region of Millbrook and sold Edward Youngs Trowbridge the land where he built his house, wrote a letter to his son during the 1860s:
"Moses Lyon got the small pox and is ded. Isaac Lyons wife and daughter and a boy that lives with him and Roswell Casterline has all got the small pox-sum dies some marries. Edwin Trobrig and Phebe Bryant is married. Weare as well as common."