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1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

 

The 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Olden in Trenton, New Jersey.  On August 19, 1861, they were mustered in for three years of service under Colonel James H. Simpson and left the next day for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac.

 

At the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2 and July 3, 1863, the 4th New Jersey was commanded by Major Charles Ewing.  The 4th was detached from the brigade during the battle.  Companies A, C, and H acted as Provost Guard and the remaining seven companies of the regiment guarded the Reserve Artillery train.  The regiment brought 386 men to the field and suffered no casualties.

 

The 4th New Jersey saw minimal duty during the battle.  According to Major Ewing’s original report prepared on August 23, 1863, while stationed near Warrenton Junction, Virginia:

 

Capt.: In obedience to orders received from headquarters Artillery Reserve, I have the honor to report that on July 2, while in charge of the ammunition train of the Artillery Reserve, my regiment arrived at the scene of action at Gettysburg, Pa

 

The part taken by the regiment was insignificant, being that of guarding the train, until about noon on the 3d instant, at the time of the enemy's terrific attack upon the left center, at which time the fugitives from the field began to rush toward the rear upon the road upon which I was stationed. I immediately deployed across the road and into the woods on my right flank with fixed bayonets, where I stopped and reorganized between 400 and 500 men, whom I turned over to Gen. Patrick. As soon as the panic subsided, I resumed my former duty with the ammunition train, which was not again interrupted during the battle.

 

All of which is respectfully submitted.

 

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 

CHAS. EWING,

Maj., Comdg. Fourth New Jersey Volunteers.

 

Capt. C. H. Whittelsey,

A. A. G., Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac.

 

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 27. Part I. Reports. Serial No. 43

 

The monument was dedicated on June 30, 1888 and is located at the intersection of Granite Schoolhouse Lane and Blacksmith Shop Road.

4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

SKU: 1137
$95.00Price
  • Size:  2 ¾” x 1 ¼” x 5”

    Weight:  .4lbs

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