Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Jersey


The monument to the 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Crawford Avenue just north of its intersection with Warren Avenue. (39.792509° N, 77.240922° W; Google map; Tour map: Devil’s Den) It was dedicated by the State of New Jersey on June 30th, 1888.

Monument to the 6th New Jersey at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 6th New Jersey Infantry

The monument is an obelisk of Barre granite from Vermont. It stands 15′ high, rising from a 5′ 4″ square base. The front of the shaft has a relief of two crossed muskets within a wreath of laurel leaves above a National shield. The diamond symbol of the Third Corps is just above the base.

The 6th New Jersey at Gettysburg

The 6th New Jersey Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen R. Gilkyson and brought 246 men to the field.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 3C-2D

From the front of the monument:

6th New Jersey Volunteers
Lieut. Col. S. R. Gilkyson
3d Brig. Burlings
2d Div. 3d Corps

Erected by the State of New Jersey 1888

From the left side:

Engaged here July 2nd 1863, being detached from the brigade.
Supported batteries on Cemetery Ridge July 3.
Losses
Killed 5, Wounded 29
Missing 7, Total 41.

From the right side:

Mustered in Aug. 9. 1861.
Consolidated with 8th Reg. N.J.V. Oct. 12, 1864.
Engaged in 30 Battles

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