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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

6th New Jersey Volunteers

3d Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps

 
 
6th New Jersey Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
1. 6th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
The monument features a set of crossed rifles with a wreath. A diamond symbol of the Third Corps is at the base of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
6th New Jersey
Volunteers
Lieut. Col. S. R. Gilkyson
3d Brig. Burlings
2d Div - 3d Corps
Erected by the State
of New Jersey 1888

(Left):
Engaged here July 2
1863. Being detached
from the Brigade
supported batteries on
Cemetery Ridge July 3
Losses
Killed 5. Wounded 29.
Missing 7. Total 41.

(Right):
Mustered in
Aug. 9. 1861.
Consolidated with
8th Reg. N.J.V.
Oct. 12, 1864.
Engaged in 30 Battles

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 47.604′ N, 77° 14.444′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Crawford Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Plum Run Valley (the Valley of Death) in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fourteenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seventeenth U.S. Infantry (about 400 feet away); Fourth New York Independent Battery
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
2. Front Inscription
(about 400 feet away); Twelfth U.S. Infantry (about 500 feet away); Eleventh U.S. Infantry (about 500 feet away); Sixth U.S. Infantry (about 500 feet away); 86th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Devil's Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 6th New Jersey Volunteers. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
3. Left Inscription
Note the minie ball border above the inscription.
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
4. Right Side Inscription
6th New Jersey Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
5. 6th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
Looking from the left flank marker stone for the regiment, across Crawford Avenue, at the monument. The regiment used a rock outcropping in the valley to set a line in order to confront the Confederate advance around the Devil's Den.
Position of the 6th New Jersey Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
6. Position of the 6th New Jersey
Looking south down Crawford Avenue toward the monument (next to the trees to the right of the road). The 6th moved south down the valley to reinforce Ward's Brigade in the Devil's Den sector. Arriving, the New Jersey troops deployed behind the rock formation seen past the monument where the trees stand. At that point, with the ridge on their right, the 40th New York on their left, and two guns of Smith's Battery providing support, the 6th New Jersey was in a very envious position. Their losses were lower than any other regiment deployed in this sector of the battlefield.
6th New Jersey Volunteers Position Seen from Little Round Top Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 8, 2007
7. 6th New Jersey Volunteers Position Seen from Little Round Top
The monument and trees are just right of center. The rock outcropping is clear in this view from Little Round Top. The regiment defended along a natural fold in the ground, a small spur off Houck's Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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