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13th New Jersey Infantry

 
 
13th New Jersey Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monument
Inscription.
September 17, 1862
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First position under artillery fire, about 150 yards north of this point at 10 a.m. advanced to the Hagerstown Road and became closely engaged.
 
Erected 1903 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 28.878′ N, 77° 44.565′ 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. Sixth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); First New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The East Woods (about 300 feet away); a different
13th New Jersey Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monument
marker also named Jackson's Command (about 300 feet away); U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery B (about 400 feet away); First Army Corps (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the 13th New Jersey at the Battle of Antietam.
 
Also see . . .
1. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monuments. National Park Service site detailing the three monuments erected to the 13th New Jersey. (Submitted on February 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 13th New Jersey Infantry. Just organized a month earlier, the regiment was rushed into action at the start of the Antietam Campaign. Their baptism of fire was at the bloodiest day of American history. The 13th New Jersey finished the war as part of the Carolinas Campaign. (Submitted on February 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Follow the 13th New Jersey by Markers. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
13th New Jersey Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monument
13th New Jersey Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 13th New Jersey Infantry Marker
The Regiment's Position in the East Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
5. The Regiment's Position in the East Woods
At around 9:30 a.m., the 13th New Jersey occupied a position on the edge of the East Woods. Looking north from Cornfield Avenue near the monument location, the position held by the regiment was near the evergreen trees in the distant center. The regiment would advance as far as the Hagerstown Pike, but fall back to this position around 10:30 a.m.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 15 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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