• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: North Side of Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 22

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13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 1

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 1

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Position 1
Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
First position under artillery fire, about 150 yards north of this point. At 10 a.m. advanced to the Hagerstown Road and became closely engaged.

 

Second Monument

Dedicated:
September 17, 1903

Location: East Side of Hagerstown Turnpike, North Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 11

 
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13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 2

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Position 2
Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
Center of Regiment at 10:20 a.m. facing West. Part of the right wing was across the road.

 

Third Monument Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: Confederate Avenue behind the Dunker Church

Map Number: 38

 
13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument position 3

13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument-position 3

NPS Photo

Monument Text:
13th New Jersey Infantry
September 17, 1862
Engaged in this position facing West from 11:20 a.m. to about 12 noon.

Did You Know?

Nelson Miles during the Civil War

Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.