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7th New Jersey Infantry Monument
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This monument marks the area where the 7th New Jersey Infantry was stationed in support of Battery B, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery on the 2nd Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863). The regiment, commanded by Colonel Louis R. Francine, was first posted with the rest of its brigade in Trostle's Woods after arriving on the field. At 4PM it was detached to the Peach Orchard area to bolster General Charles Graham's Brigade and to support the New Jersey Battery. It was positioned along a small fence behind the artillery unit, where it endured Confederate counter-battery fire for an hour and a half. When the Rebels broke through the Union Lines at the Peach Orchard, the New Jersey Battery retreated through the 7th New Jersey's ranks. The regiment stood its ground for a short while, then attempted to charge the Rebel onslaught. When it was apparent the fire from the Rebels troops was too great, Colonel Francine began a slow fighting withdrawal. He was then mortally wounded on the spot where the Monument now stands. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Price was also wounded, and command of the regiment went to Major Frederick Cooper, who continued to led the unit in the fighting retreat. The 7th New Jersey spent the rest of the day and most of the 3rd day in the Woods near Cemetery Ridge. During Pickett's Charge on the Third Day it supported two Union Batteries, but did not participate in the Union defense itself. Of the 275 men the regiment brought to the field during the Battle, 25 were killed (including 1st Lieutenant Charles F. Walker of Company B, and Colonel Francine, who died 16 days after his wounding), 75 were wounded and 13 were missing. The 7th New Jersey Monument was dedicated on June 30, 1888. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sickles Avenue, Excelsior Field
 
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Record added: Jan 22, 2001
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7th New Jersey Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
7th New Jersey Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
7th New Jersey Infantry Monument
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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George L. Pultz Thank you for your service.
- Joseph Pape 2nd Great Grandson
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
May you beloved soldiers rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011

- tbeck
 Added: May. 31, 2011
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