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First New Jersey Brigade

 
 
First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
Inscription.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery
September 17, 1862
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This stone marks the right of the Brigade when a little after noon, it was formed to charge the woods north of the Dunkard Church. The order was countermanded and the Brigade moved as short distance to the left to support the corps artillery, soon after which Hexamer's Battery engaged and silenced the Confederate artillery at the Dunkard Church.
 
Erected 1903 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 28.874′ N, 77° 44.624′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between stops three and four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Command (a few steps from this marker); Battery B (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker);
First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennslyvania (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1st New Jersey Brigade Monuments. National Park Service site detailing the three 1st New Jersey Brigade monuments. One is at Crampton's Gap, the other two are here at Antietam. (Submitted on February 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps. Part of Slocum's Division, the Brigade was commanded by Col. Alfred Torbert. Torbert later commanded a cavalry division in 1864. (Submitted on February 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The Other New Jersey Brigade Monuments. (Submitted on March 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Four Cannon, Two Tablets, and the 1st New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Four Cannon, Two Tablets, and the 1st New Jersey Brigade Monument
Along this section of Cornfield Avenue, to the east of the four gun artillery display, are War Department Tablets 339 (left side of road) and 83 (right side of road. To the far right is the 1st New Jersey Brigade monument.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
Vacillation by the Federals image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Vacillation by the Federals
Looking west from the edge of the East Woods, near the marker location. The New Jersey Brigade, of Slocum's Division prepared to assault the West Woods as Sumner's attack stalled. The attack might have succeeded, but was called off. Federal commanders on the field were concerned the division was the last reserve on the right (north) sector of the battlefield. Later the Brigade shifted with the rest of the division to a position on the Smoketown Road. Near the trees on the far left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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