Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Jersey

The monument to the 13th New Jersey is southeast of Gettysburg on Carman Avenue. (39.812989° N, 77.214704° W; Google map; Tour map: Spanglers Spring) It was dedicated in 1887 by the State of New Jersey.

The regiment was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Ezra A. Carman. It brought 360 men to the field, losing 1 man killed and 20 wounded.

Monument to the 13th New Jersey at Gettysburg

12th Corps Headquarters flag 12th Corps, 1st Division Headquarters flag

From the front of the monument:

Thirteenth New Jersey Vols.

From the rear:

13th Regt. N.J. Vols.
3rd Brg. 1st Div. 12th Corps

Thirteenth Regiment N.J.V. reached this battle field 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.

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

 Total losses during the war killed or died of wounds 75. Died of disease and in prisons 43. Wounded 244. Total 362.

The 13th New Jersey is also honored by a series of monuments at Antietam.

See more about the 13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War