Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Jersey


The monument to the 6th New Jersey Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Crawford Avenue. (Devil’s Den tour map) The State of New Jersey dedicated the monument 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

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

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac 3C-2D
Text 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 of the monument:

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 of the monument:

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

Location of the monument to the 6th New Jersey at Gettysburg

The monument to the 6th New Jersey is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Crawford Avenue just north of its intersection with Warren Avenue. (39°47’33.0″N 77°14’27.3″W)

 See more on the history of the 6th New Jersey Infantry Regiment in the Civil War