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New Jersey Monument to the 13th N.J. Volunteers

Antietam, (Sharpsburg) Maryland.

 

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Captain Hugh C. Irish,  killed while leading his men into battle for the first time, their "Baptism of Fire", stands at the top of the New Jersey Monument on a column rising from the massive hexagonal base. The monument is located near the exact spot where this action took place, in the  road to the left of the monument as shown in the photo above right.

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Large tablet describing the action which took place at this site and a smaller tablet naming the New Jersey State Governor and Commissioners for the establishment of the monument. All were members of the 13th NJV.

The following story relates the events from the day George R. Harrison of Centerville New Jersey (now Roseland New Jersey) joined the Union Army, to the day he was killed at the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

The title is from a popular hymn which the boys of the 13th. sung while in the town of Fredericksburg Maryland just prior to the battle.

"THEN LET THE HURRICANE'S ROAR"

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

LETTERS

MAPS

PHOTOS

PHOTOS OF OFFICERS

 

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