13th New Jersey

13th-NJ-(2)-forweb Another 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.)