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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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Center of regiment at 10.20 a.m. facing west. Part of the right wing was across the road.

 
Erected 1903 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 28.868′ N, 77° 44.903′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike and Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Dunker Church Road / Old Hagerstown Pike. 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. Twelfth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Indiana State Monument (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Regiment
13th New Jersey Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Most Terrible Clash of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnny Cook (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monuments. National Park Service site detailing the three monuments erected to the 13th New Jersey. (Submitted on March 8, 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 March 8, 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.)
4. Col. Ezra Carman. Carman commanded the 13th New Jersey during the battle. From 1894 to 1885, Carman was on the Antietam Battlefield Board and meticulously documented the battle. Much of the
Monument next to the Cornfield Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Monument next to the Cornfield Trail
War Department tablets and their placement is credited to Carman. His atlas of the battle is still highly regarded. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
13th New Jersey Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 13th New Jersey Infantry Monument
13th New Jersey's 10:20 a.m. Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 6, 2008
5. 13th New Jersey's 10:20 a.m. Position
The regiment was posted along the Hagerstown Pike oriented toward the west. The monument stands behind the utility pole in the center frame, near the Indiana State Monument. This view is looks south down the pike from a point just north of the intersection with Cornfield Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 810 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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