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

12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps

 
 
12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument
Atop the monument is a "buck and ball" - a musket ball with three pieces of buckshot. On the upper facings is a trefoil, the symbol of the Federal II Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
In memory of
the men of the
Twelfth Regiment
New Jersey Infantry
Volunteers,
who fell upon this field
July 2d & 3d 1863,
and who elsewhere
died under the flag
this monument is dedicated
by their surviving comrades
as an example
to future generations.

12th Regt.
N.J. Vol.

(Around the middle step of the monument):
2nd Brig.
3rd Div.
2nd Corps

(Right Side):
"Buck & Ball.
Calibre. 69."
Two charges were made
by this regiment on Bliss Barn
July 2d & 3d 1863
capturing it

Strength at muster in 992
Gained 907, total 1899
Died in service,
officers 9, enlisted men 252.

Lost on this field
Killed 2 officers, 20 men
Wounded, 4 officers, 80 men.
Missing 9, Total 115.

 
Erected 1886 by Veterans of the 12th New Jersey and the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 48.908′ N, 77° 14.126′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Division (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 111th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brian Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 . . .  Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Right Inscription
Buck and Ball on Top of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Buck and Ball on Top of the Monument
Relief on Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Relief on Front
The relief depicts the fighting around the Bliss Farm.
12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument
12th New Jersey Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. 12th New Jersey Line
Looking from the left flank marker stone back to the monument. Elements of the brigade (Smyth's at the time) defended the ground south of the Brian Farm during the repulse of Longstreet's July 3 assault.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,789 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by John B. Newbold of Lindenwold, New Jersey. 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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