State Marker--New Jersey New Jersey Brigade Continental Army Erected by The State of New Jersey upon the site occupied by the New Jersey Brigade infantry line-Continental Army Brigadier General William Maxwell First Regiment Col. Mathias Ogden Second Regiment Col Israel Shreve Third Regiment Col. Elias Dayton Fourth Regiment Col. Ephraim Martin December 19, 1777-June 18, 1778 DESCRIPTION: Marble monument topped with bronze soldier with bronze plaque. DONOR & DATE: The state of New Jersey, June 1913. HISTORICAL DATA: New Jersey was the fourth state to erect a monument to its soldiers at Valley Forge. The New Jersey troops or "Jersey Blues" as they were called were some of the staunchest soldiers of the Continental Army and apparently were exceedingly well organized and disciplined.
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