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8th New Jersey
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Third Corps HQ Flag HQ flag for Second Division of the Third Corps

 

The monument to the Eighth New Jersey Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on De Trobriand Avenue in the Rose Woods. (39.79599° N, 77.245585° W; map) It was dedicated by the State of New Jersey on June 30th, 1888.

 

The regiment was commanded at the Battle of Gettybsurg by Colonel John Ramsey. He was wounded on July 2nd and Captain John Langton took command.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

8th New Jersey
Volunteers
Col. John Ramsay
3d Brig. [Burling's]
2d Div. 3d Corps

Erected by the State
of New Jersey 1888

 

From the left side:

 

Engaged here July 2nd,
1863, being detached
from the Brigade.
Supported batteries on
Cemetery Ridge July 3.
Took into action 170.
Killed 7. Wounded
7 officers, 31 men.
Missing 2. Total 47.

 

From the right side:

 

Mustered in
Sept. 4, 1861.
Mustered out
July 17, 1865.
Engaged in 38 battles.
Casualties: Killed
3 officers, 125 men.
Wounded 38 officers
583 men. Died 2 officers,
149 men. Total 905.

 

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8th New Jersey Infantry monument at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to the 8th New Jersey
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Right Flank Marker for the 8th New Jersey
Right Flank Marker for the 8th New Jersey Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
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