Near Waverly Village in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
15th Regít. N. J. Volís
(South face): To commemorate the services of the 15th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel William H. Penrose, U.S.A., engaged two hours on this line of battle on the Federal side.
May 3rd, 1863.
41 killed, 109 wounded, 4 missing.
(East face): The survivors of the 15th New Jersey Regiment honor the memory of their comrades. Who bore themselves bravely in this contest, and bear witness to the valor of the men who opposed them on this field.
(North face): Dedicated to national unity and perpetual peace.
(West face): Erected by the State of New Jersey, under authority of an act of the legislature of 1908, introduced by Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuyser.
Commissioners appointed by Governeor John Franklin Fort. Honorable John F.Dryder, Chairman; Sergeant William H. Cawley; General Joseph W. Plume; Private Albert W. Whitehead; John S. Gibson. Private Henry H. Hoffman.
Sergeant William N. H. Wyckoff, Treas.
Private Stephen W. Gordon, Sec,y.
Thomas Manson and Son, Red Bank, N. J., Builders
Location. 38° 17.465′ N, 77° 31.667′ W. Marker is near Waverly Village, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Plank Road (Virginia Route 3) and Heatherstone Drive, on the right when traveling west on Plank Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 23rd Regt., N. J. Vols. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Salem Church (approx. ľ mile away); From Church to Hospital (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Church (approx. ľ mile away); Old Salem Church (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Church (approx. ľ mile away); Refuge from Horror (approx. ľ mile away); Salem Church (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Waverly Village.
Regarding 15th Regít. N. J. Volís. This is one of five stops at Salem Church related to the Battle of Chancellorsville. See the Salem Church Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
Also see . . .
1. Salem Church Virtual Tour by Markers. The Salem Church site, (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Salem Church Walking Trail. National Park Service guide. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The 15th New Jersey Monument. Calling it the "smothered monument," author and historian Michael Aubrecht explores the area around the monument and discusses the action around Salem Church during the battle. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
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