• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

1st New Jersey Brigade Monuments

Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: North side of Smoketown Road

Map Number: 29

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1st New Jersey Brigade Monument

1st New Jersey Brigade Monument

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Monument Text:
First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery
September 17, 1862
The Brigade arrived upon the field from Crampton's Pass about noon, and was formed for a charge upon the Confederate line just North of the Dunkard Church. The order for the charge was countermanded, and the brigade took position across this road, in support of the 6rh Corps Artillery, the right of the brigade in woods North of the road, the left in the open field South, where it remained, under artillery fire, until the morning of the 19th.

 

Second Monument to the 1st New Jersey Brigade

Dedicated: September 17, 1903

Location: North side of Cornfield Avenue

Map Number: 21

 
1st New Jersey Brigade Monument

Second Monument to the 1st New Jersey Brigade

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Monument Text:
First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery
September 17, 1862 This stone marks the right of the brigade, when a little after noon it was formed to charge the woods North of the Dunkard Church. The order was countermanded and the brigade moved a short distance to the left to support the Corps Artillery, soon after which Hexamer's Battery engaged and silenced the Confederate Artillery at Dunkard Church.

 

A Third Monument to the 1st New Jersey Brigade

is located at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain
Dedicated:
September 17, 1903

Map Number: Not on map

 
A Third Monument to the 1st New Jersey Brigade
located at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain

Monument to the 1st New Jersey Brigade located at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain

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Monument Text:
First New Jersey Brigade
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Infantry and Hexamer's Battery
September 14, 1862
Late in the afternoon the Brigade advanced from the fields north and west of Burkittsville, charged up the mountain, carried this point, and followed the enemy to the west foot of the mountain. Loss in the Brigade 40 killed, 134 wounded

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Union General John Gibbon who served at Antietam and fought in the infamous Cornfield had three brothers who served in the Confederate army.