The monument to the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on the south end of Sickles Avenue. (Sickles Avenue at Excelsior Field tour map) The State of New Jersey dedicated the monument on June 30th, 1888.
Colonel Louis R. Francine commanded the regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was mortally wounded on July 2nd, and died on the 16th. Major Frederick Cooper took command of the regiment when Colonel Francine fell. The monument is at the spot where Colonel Francine was mortally wounded.
The regiment brought 331 men to the field. It lost 24 men killed, 77 wounded, and 13 missing.
The monument represents a giant minie ball standing upright on a stone base. The regimental number is on the front of the monument, set within a laurel wreath on the diamond symbol of the Third Corps.
From around the base of the monument:
7th N.J. Vols. July 2, 1863
Killed 24, Wounded 77, Missing 13, Total 114.
First position 300 yards N.E. of this. Heavily engaged there. Moved here to reinforce Graham’s Brigade.
Mustered in Sept. 3 1861, Mustered out July 17, 1865. Engaged in 38 battles
3d Brig. (Burlings) 2nd Div 3rd Corps
Erected by the State of New Jersey 1888
Here Colonel Francine Fell
Location of the monument to the 7th New Jersey Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 7th New Jersey is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sickles Road. It is about 110 yards north of Wheatfield Road. (39°48’05.4″N 77°14’48.3″W)