Near Burkittsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer’s Battery
September 14, 1862
Late in the afternoon the brigade advanced from the fields north and west of Burkittsville, charged up the mountain, carried this point and followed the enemy to the west foot of the mountain. Loss in the brigade 40 killed, 134 wounded.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1862.
Location. 39° 24.346′ N, 77° 38.355′ W. Marker is near Burkittsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Gapland Road and Arnoldstown Road, on the right on Gapland Road. Located in front of the War Correspondents Memorial Arch, inside Gathland State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkittsville MD 21718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Correspondents (here, next to this marker); Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 1 (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws' Command (here, next to this marker); Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 3 Sixth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); The Battle of South Mountain (a few steps from this marker); War Correspondents Memorial Arch (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Crampton's Gap (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkittsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The other local New Jersey Brigade monuments
Also see . . .
1. Crampton's Gap Key Units. "Antietam on the Web" website entry: Spotlights the 1st New Jersey Brigade (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. First New Jersey Brigade. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,684 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 9, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.