The monument to the 13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Carman Avenue. (Spanglers Spring tour map) The State of New Jersey dedicated the monument in 1887.
The 13th New Jersey Infantry is also honored by a series of monuments at Antietam.
Colonel Ezra A. Carman commanded the regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 360 men to the field, losing 1 man killed and 20 wounded.
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.
Location of the monument to the 13th New Jersey Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 13th New Jersey is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Carman Avenue about 70 yards east of the intersection with Colgrove Avenue. (39°48’46.8″N 77°12’52.9″W)
See more about the history of the 13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War