The monument to the 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on De Trobriand Avenue. (DeTrobriand Avenue – The Wheatfield tour map) It was dedicated by the State of New Jersey on June 30th, 1888.
Colonel John Ramsey commanded the 8th New Jersey Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded on July 2nd. Captain John Langton then took command.
From the front of the monument:
8th New Jersey Volunteers
Col. John Ramsay
3d Brig. [Burling’s] 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.
Took into action 170.
Killed 7. Wounded 7 officers, 31 men.
Missing 2. Total 47.
From the right side of the monument:
Mustered in Sept. 4, 1861.
Mustered out July 17, 1865.
Engaged in 38 battles.
Casualties: Killed 3 officers, 125 men.
Wounded 38 officers 583 men.
Died 2 officers, 149 men.
Location of the monument to the 8th New Jersey at Gettysburg
The monument to the 8th New Jersey is south of Gettysburg on the south side of DeTrobriand Avenue about 200 yards before it ends at Sickles Avenue. (39°47’45.6″N 77°14’44.1″W)