13th New Jersey

13th-NJ-(2)-forwebAnother monument that is somewhat off the beaten-path is the 13th New Jersey which can be found on a knoll overlooking Rock Creek which is where their colors stood on July 3, 1863.

This memorial, designed by members of the regiment, contains one of the finest bas relief carvings on the battlefield.

Private donations in excess of $1,000.00 were raised to supplement the state appropriation for the creation of this monument which was dedicated on July 1, 1887.

Commanded by Col. Ezra A. Carman the 13th New Jersey arrived on the field around 5PM on July 1st with 360 men in their ranks. They suffered casualties of 1 killed & 20 men wounded during the battle of Gettysburg.

Location: Off of Colgrove Avenue (just follow the auto tour sign) – the road is one-way so just wind around & after a sharp hair-pin it’s on your left.)

 

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  1. Fred G says:

    My great-great grandfather fought in the 13th NJ-John Courtney

  2. Tom Morrison says:

    My great grandfather was with the 13th nj out of Paterson,nj. He fought at chancelorsville and was woundedin the hand. He was sent to a hospital in Newark in June, but deserted. He was later picked up in Tn., but deserted again and picked up again. To my astonishment, he was mustered out in April,1865. His name was Francis Moore of Co. K. If you could find anymore info. on him, it would be great.
    Tom Morrison

    • bonnie says:

      You may want to check with the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. They
      may be able to help you better than I as they are the ones who maintain the Gettysburg
      National Military Park. There phone # is (717) 334-1124 or visit them on their website
      http://www.nps.gov/gett or http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org .

      I hope this helps.

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