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Near Burkittsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First New Jersey Brigade

 
 
First New Jersey Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. First New Jersey Brigade Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1903.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in front of the War Correspondents Memorial Arch, inside Gathland State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Burkittsville MD 21718, United States of America.
 
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); Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 3 (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws' Command (here, next to this marker); Sixth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); The Battle of South Mountain
First New Jersey Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. First New Jersey Brigade Marker
The final stages of the battle occurred here at the base of the War Correspondents Memorial Arch, where elements of Cobb's Confederate Brigade were driven from the gap after a fierce fight.
(a few steps from this marker); War Correspondents Memorial Arch (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkittsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Units Engaged at Crampton’s Gap. Emphasis on the 1st New Jersey (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reenactor Site Detailing the History of the 1st New Jersey Brigade. (Submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Other New Jersey Brigade Monuments. (Submitted on March 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First New Jersey Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2005
3. First New Jersey Brigade Marker
The 1st NJ Brigade marker is seen here in front of the War Correspondents Arch.
The First New Jersey Brigade Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. The First New Jersey Brigade Advance
The 1st NJ advanced across the fields at the foot of South Mountain and up what is Gapland Road today. At the crest, they directly opposed Cobb's Legion, the remaining Confederate force remaining to hold the gap.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 35 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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