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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th New Jersey Volunteers
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

3rd Corps
 
5th New Jersey Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 5th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
A cartridge box hangs from two crossed rifles on the front of the monument. A wreath with the regimental number is between the rifle stocks.
 
Inscription. (Front):
5th New Jersey Vol's
Col. William J. Sewell
3d Brig. [Burling's]
2d Div - 3d Corps
July 2, 1863

Erected by the State of New Jersey 1888

(Right)
The Regiment first held the
skirmish line 400 yds. to the
front and left of this spot,
and afterwards took position
in the line of battle here.

(Left):
Losses, Killed 18
Wounded 60, Missing 16,
Total 94, being one half
the number engaged.

(Back):
Mustered in Aug. 22, 1861.
Consolidated with
7th Reg. N.J.V. Nov. 6, 1864.
Engaged in 32 battles.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 48.446′ N, 77° 14.71′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the Klingle House 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. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Inscription
At the base of the front is a diamond symbol of Third Corps.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 5th New Jersey Volunteers Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
 
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Left Side of Monument
 
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Back of Monument
 
 
5th New Jersey Volunteers Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 5th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
 
 
5th New Jersey Skirmish Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. 5th New Jersey Skirmish Line
Standing about 400 yards in front of the monument looking southwest toward Seminary Ridge. In the treeline in the distant center is the Seminary Ridge observation tower. The 5th New Jersey maintained a skirmish line forward in this area in the afternoon of July 2. To their right were companies of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters. On their right was a skirmish line from the 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry.
 
 
Another view of the 5th New Jersey Skirmish Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
8. Another view of the 5th New Jersey Skirmish Line
Looking due west from the skirmish line position toward the Henry Spangler Farm.
 
 
Klingle House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
9. Klingle House
After calling in the skirmish line, the 5th New Jersey dressed into the Brigade line near the Klingle House, supporting Seeley's Battery (K, 4th U.S.). The advance of Barksdale's and Wilcox's Confederate Brigades drove back the 5th New Jersey, along with the rest of Carr's Brigade.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 768 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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