Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers 1862 - 1865
we can not consecrate
we can not hallow this ground
the brave men living and dead
who struggled here have
consecrated it far above
our poor power to add or
The State of New Jersey
the surrounding twenty
acres of ground on which
the 12th New Jersey
Volunteers so gallantly
fought for the preservation
of the Union, May 5 and 6, 1864.
dedicated May 30, 1942
Erected 1942 by State of New Jersey.
Location. 38° 18.071′ N, 77° 42.546′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Plank Road (County Route 621) and Brock Road (County Route 613), on the right when traveling east on Orange Plank Road. Touch for map. Located at stop eight of a driving tour of the Wilderness Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No Turning Back (a few steps from this marker); On to Richmond! (a few steps from this marker); The Climax (within shouting distance of this marker); Horror on the Orange Plank Road Valuable Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Echoes Homeward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hell Itself (about 400 feet away); The Vermont Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wilderness. National Park Service site provides links to a summary of the campaign, maps for driving and walking tours, and additional photos of the battlefield. (Submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. History of the 12th New Jersey Regiment. The regiment was with the Army of the Potomac from the Chancellorsville Campaign until Appomattox. (Submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.