“New Jersey Brigade”
The monument to the First Brigade is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Alfred T.A. Torbert (USMA ’55), a career Army officer from Delaware. Like much of the Sixth Corps, Torbert’s Brigade arrived at the end of the day on July 2nd and was in reserve for the rest of the battle, taking minor casualties from artillery fire.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps First Division
Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert
1st 2d 3d 4th 15th New Jersey Infantry
July 2. Arrived at 4 P. M. from Manchester Md. A distance by the route taken of about 35 miles having halted an hour only. After sunset moved to the east slope of the north side of Little Round Top and arriving there at dark was held in reserve.
July 3. Moved to a position southeast of the Weikert House and remained until the close of the battle. Not engaged except on the skirmish line.
Casualties Wounded 11 Men