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12th New Jersey Volunteers

 
 
12th New Jersey Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 12th New Jersey Volunteers Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Erected by the State of
New Jersey A.D. 1888
in honor of the 12th
Regiment of Volunteers
a detachment of which in
the afternoon of July 2, 1863.
charged the Bliss house and
barn here capturing the
enemy's skirmish reserve
of 7 officers and 85 men
stationed therein.

(Back):
On the
morning of July 3,
another detachment of
the regiment charged
capturing the buildings
and one officer and
one man and driving
back the skirmish
reserve.
The regiment lost in
these charges 60
officers and men.

 
Erected 1888.
 
Location. 39° 48.994′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Long Lane, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located near the site of the Bliss farm 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. 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Bliss House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Delaware Volunteers
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Back of Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); United States Army Tank Corps (approx. mile away); 8th Ohio Infantry (approx. mile away); Camp Colt (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Isolated and Advanced Position" of the 8th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg (approx. 0.3 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. 12th New Jersey at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .  Fury at the Bliss Farm. Article from America's Civil War by John M. Archer. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Bliss Barn image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Site of Bliss Barn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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