New Jersey State Monument

New Jersey State Monument (HM3JH)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.851', W 77° 44.894'

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(Each unit is detailed in a separate tablet):
Thirteenth New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Ezra A. Carman, Comanding
Third Brigade, First Division
Twelfth Corps
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Here this regiment, seventeen days after leaving home, met "its Baptism of fire," September 17, 1862. The first to fall was Captain Hugh C. Irish, later in the day the regiment was heavily engaged in rear of Dunkard Church, its loss during the day was 102. In the Army of the Potomac, and afterwards with General Sherman's Army, the Regiment served until the close of the war.

First New Jersey Infantry
Lieut. Col. Mark W. Collett, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps.
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The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th New Jersey Infantry and Hexamer's Battery A, were known as the "First New Jersey Brigade." These were the first three year volunteers from the State. After serving through the peninsula campaign the Brigade on Sept. 14, 1862 performed such gallant service at Crampton's Pass as to call forth the high commendation reproduced on the next tablet.

Second New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Samuel L. Buck, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps
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Headquarters, 1st, Brigade, 1st Division
Sixth Corps, Camp in Crampton's Pass
Maryland Sept. 15, 1862.
General Orders Soldiers of the first New Jersey Brigade. The 14th of September, 1862, is one long to be remembered, for on that day you dashingly met and drove the enemy at every point, your advance in line of battle, under a galling Artillery fire was a feat seldom if ever surpassed. The Heights you took show plainly what determined and well disciplined soldiers can do.
(Continued on next Tablet)

Third New Jersey Infantry
Colonel Henry W. Brown, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps
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(Continued)

"You have sustained the reputation of your state and done credit to your officers and yourselves. While we lament the death of our brave comrades who have fallen so gloriously we can only command their souls to God and their sorrowing friend to his sure protection. May you go from Victory to Victory, is the hope and wish of the Colonel commanding Brigade."
A.T.A. Tolbert
Colonel Commanding
(See Next Tablet)

4th New Jersey Infantry
Colonel William B. Hatch, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps
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(Continued)

From its Bivouac at Crampton's Pass the first New Jersey Brigade marched to the field on the morning of September 17, 1862, and took position 600 yards, easterly of this point near the Dunkard Church, where it remained until Sept. 19. It supported the sixth Corps Artillery and for six hours was under severe Artillery fire by which several men were killed or wounded.

Battery A,
First New Jersey Artillery

Captain William Hexamer, Commanding
First Brigade, First Division
Sixth Corps
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After engagement at Crampton's Pass Sept. 14, 1862, the Battery was engaged on Sept. 17, at three different points on this field. From three to six o'clock the Battery fired 280 shells, 200 shrapnel and 15 canisters, forcing out of position two Confederate Batteries and repelling an Infantry force.

Erected by the state of New Jersey in grateful remembrance of her gallant sons who fought on this field Sept. 17, 1862.
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Dedicated Sept. 17, 1905
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Governor
Franklin Murphy (13th N.J. Inf.)
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Commissioners
James O. Smith (13th N.J. Inf.)
Joseph E. Crowell (13th N.J. Inf.)
John J. Toffey (33rd N.J. Inf.)
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HM NumberHM3JH
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Year Placed1905
Placed ByState of New Jersey
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263627 N 4373745
Decimal Degrees39.48085000, -77.74823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.851', W 77° 44.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.06" N, 77° 44' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6001-6099 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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