“New Jersey Brigade”

The monument to the First Brigade is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)

War Department Monument to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6t corps (the New Jersey Brigade) at Gettysburg

Looking east from Sedgwick Avenue at the War Department monument to the New Jersey Brigade. The State of New Jersey monument to the brigade can be seen in the distance through the trees.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D

 

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
First Brigade
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

Union Brigadier General Alfred T.A. Torbert

Union Brigadier General Alfred T.A. Torbert