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

8th New Jersey Volunteers

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

3rd Corps

 
8th New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. 8th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
The crown of the monument is the diamond of the Third Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
8th New Jersey
Volunteers
Col. John Ramsay
3d Brig. [Burling's]
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.
Took into action 170.
Killed 7. Wounded
7 Officers, 31 Men.
Missing 2. Total 47.

(Right):
Mustered in
Sept. 14, 1861.
Mustered out
July 17, 1865.
Engaged in 38 Battles
Casualties. Killed
8 Officers, 125 men.
Wounded 38 Officers,
583 Men. Died 2 Officers,
149 Men. Total 905.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 47.759′ N, 77° 14.735′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on DeTrobriand Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Wheatfield at 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Captain Jed. Chapman (a few steps from this marker); 110th Pennsylvania Infantry
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away); 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away); Captain Henry V. Fuller (about 400 feet away); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Artwork on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Artwork on Front of Monument
Crossed rifles over the flag.
8th New Jersey Volunteers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. 8th New Jersey Volunteers Position
Looking from the left flank marker stone back to the monument. The right flank marker is beyond the monument near a large boulder. The 8th New Jersey fought along a line of piled up fence rails across the southwest corner of the Wheatfield. The New Jersey troops held this line against Georgians from Anderson's Brigade during the early stages of the fighting in the Wheatfield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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