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

1st New Jersey Brigade

 
 
1st New Jersey Brigade Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st New Jersey Brigade Monument
The monument takes the form of a castle tower. A bronze scroll just above the "windows" lists the numbers of the regiments and displays the state seal.
Inscription. (Front):
First Brigade,
New Jersey Volunteers.
Brig. Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert
1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. and 15th.
Regiments Infantry
1st. Brig. 1st. Div. 6th. Corps.
July 2, in reserve, July 3 and 4
detached from the Corps,
held this position.
Erected by the State of
New Jersey, A.D. 1888,
in testimony of the patriotism,
courage and patient endurance
of her volunteer soldiers.

(Back):
"Kearny's
New Jersey Brigade"
fought in all important battles
of the Army of the Potomac
from May 1861 to the end of the
war at Appomattox Court House
in 1865. Total Strength 13,805,
including 10th. 23rd. and 40th.
Regiments
New Jersey Volunteers,
which were attached to the
Brigade.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 48.036′ N, 77° 14.002′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park, on a short trail off the road. 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
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Monument
At the top of the "window" is a Greek Cross, the symbol of the Sixth Corps.
of this marker. First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Division (about 300 feet away); Sixth Corps (about 400 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tablets and Monuments along Sedgwick Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
A portrait of General Kearny in relief. Around it are listed highlights from the General's storied career - Mouzaia, Mexico, Solferino, and Chantilly, where he was killed.
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
5. Left Side of Monument
Showing in relief a portrait of General Torbert. The banner lists the major battles he led the brigade in - Crampton's Pass, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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