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Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers

 
 
15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
1861-1865
15th Reg't N.J. Vol's.
Erected by the State of New Jersey
to mark the portion of the Confederate line held by the 14th Georgia
Regiment. and assaulted May 12, 1864, by the
15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry,
commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Edward L. Campbell
Engaged, 429. Loss - 116 Killed; 153 Wounded; 38 Missing.

(Back):
Commissioners appointed by Governor John Franklin Fort
Hon. John F. Dryden Chm. - Sergeant William R. Gawley
Gen. Joseph M. Plume - Private Albert W. Whitemead
John S. Gibson - Private Henry S. Huffman
Sergeant William M.H. Wychoft Tres.
Private Stephen W. Gordon Sec.
T. Manson & Son Builders - Red Bank N.J.


(Re-dedication Plaque):
This site Redidicated
May 16, 1864
Civil War Centennial Commission
State of New Jersey
Richard J. Hughes
governor

 
Erected 1909 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 38° 13.415′ N, 77° 35.996′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the Bloody Angle trail at tour stop three
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Front Inscription
(Bloody Angle) on the driving tour of Spotsylvania Battlefield unit of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 49th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Spotsylvania Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Struggle for the Bloody Angle (within shouting distance of this marker); McGowan's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Angle, Crowded Ravine (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on the Muleshoe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Angle. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Re-Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Re-Dedication Plaque
49th New York and 15th New Jersey Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. 49th New York and 15th New Jersey Monuments
The monuments stand at the portions of the Confederate earthworks which these two regiments were able to seize and hold during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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