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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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The Brigade arrived upon this field from Crampton's Pass about noon, and was formed for a charge upon the Confederate line just north of the Dunkard Church. The order for the charge was countermanded, and the Brigade took position across this road in support of the 6th Corps Artillery. The right of the Brigade in the woods north of the road, the left in the open field south, where it remained, under artillery fire, until the morning of the 19th.
 
Erected 1903.
 
Location. 39° 28.78′ N, 77° 44.568′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Smoketown Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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 (here, next to this marker); Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker);
First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
A marker for the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial can be seen at the base of the monument.
Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries A and C 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery A (about 500 feet away); Woolfolk’s (Ashland) Virginia Battery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Regarding First New Jersey Brigade. This marker is included on the East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers see the Virtual tour link below to see the markers in sequence.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st New Jersey Brigade Monuments
 
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 March 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps.
First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
Part of Slocum's Division, the Brigade was commanded by Col. Alfred Torbert. Torbert later commanded a cavalry division in 1864. (Submitted on March 7, 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.)
4. East Woods Virtual Tour by Markers. A collection of markers interpreting the action of during the Battle of Antietam around the East Woods. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Three War Department Tablets and a First New Jersey Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Three War Department Tablets and a First New Jersey Brigade Monument
First New Jersey Brigade Monument<br>Stone Monument on the Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. First New Jersey Brigade Monument
Stone Monument on the Right
The New Jersey Brigde Shifts image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. The New Jersey Brigde Shifts
Looking north from the Smoketown Road. The Monument is seen on the right side of the photo. In the distance is Cornfield Avenue. One can see the other New Jersey Brigade monument by following the edge of the cornfield on the left directly across to the avenue. The Brigade shifted from that position to the foreground here while detailed to support the Federal artillery concentration.
New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
7. New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker
This marker can be seen at the base of the monument in an above photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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