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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

13th New Jersey Volunteers

 
 
13th New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. 13th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
Inscription.
13th Regt. N.J. Vols.
3rd Brig. 1st Div. 12th Corps.

Thirteenth Regiment N.J.V. reached this battlefield 5 p.m. July 1st 1863, and with the brigade went into position on the north side of Wolf Hill. During the night occupied a position in support of Battery M, First N.Y. Artillery. July 2, in morning held position near Culp's Hill. In afternoon marched to relief of Third Corps near Round Top. At night returned to right of the army. July 3, occupied position marked by this monument, supporting Second Massachusetts and Twenty-seventh Indiana in their charge on Confederate flank. In the evening moved to extreme right to support of Gregg's Cavalry.

Record of Service

Mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 - Discharged June 8, 1865.
Killed or died of wounds 2. Wounded 19.

Engagements
Antietam 1862. - Nancy's Creek 1864.
Chancellorsville 1863. - Peach Tree Creek 1864.
Gettysburg 1863. - Siege of Atlanta 1864.
Resaca 1864 - March to the Sea 1864.
Cassville 1864 - Siege of Savannah 1864.
Dallas 1864 - Averysboro - 1865.
Kulp's Farm 1864 - Bentonville - 1865

Total losses during the war killed or died of wounds 75. Died of disease and in prisons 43. Wounded 244. Total 362.
 
Erected 1887 by State of New Jersey
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Back of Monument
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Location. 39° 48.778′ N, 77° 12.883′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Carman Avenue (Colgrove Avenue), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Second Massachusetts Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 27th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); Indiana (about 600 feet away); 107th New York Infantry (about 800 feet away); Slaughter at Spangler's Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ezra Carmen. Commander of the 13th New Jersey through much of the war. Carmen is noted for his work on the Antietam Battlefield Board. The War Department Tablets that document that battlefield are largely a result of his work. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 13th New Jersey Volunteers. A short summary of the Regiment's service.
13th New Jersey Volunteers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. 13th New Jersey Volunteers Monument
The avenue is renamed "Carmen" locally around the position of the 13th New Jersey.
(Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 13th New Jersey Monuments. Three monuments mark the regiment's actions at Antietam in 1862. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. Right Flank Marker
The Regiment's right flank marker is just south of the monument. This position was occupied on the night of July 2-3 and held during the following day.
Left Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
5. Left Flank Marker
The regiment's left is indicated by the square marker beside the road. This photo was taken from near the base of the monument.
Rock Creek through McAllister's Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Rock Creek through McAllister's Woods
Looking into the valley formed by Rock Creek south of Culp's Hill. On returning to the position indicated by the monument, the 13th New Jersey deployed skirmishers into the low ground near Rock Creek. At the time of the battle, a mill stood just downstream. The mill's dam formed a pond, making the creek much wider and deeper than today.
Companies C and I Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. Companies C and I Marker Stone
Representing the refused left flank of the Regiment is this stone indicating the line of Companies C and I of the 13th New Jersey.
Companies C and I Marker and 27th Indiana Right Flank image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. Companies C and I Marker and 27th Indiana Right Flank
The marker stone stands a few dozen feet from Carmen Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,794 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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