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Monument to 15th New Jersey Infantry Regiment (Southern Gateway, Virginia)


This tall, stone monument located near the historic Salem Church is dedicated to the 15th New Jersey Infantry regiment. It marks the site of a bloody battle between them and the Confederate 14th Georgia regiment in which around 116 men were killed before the Union side emerged victorious. The monument is a pillar on a rectangular base topped with a statue of an infantryman shielding his eyes. It is similar in appearance to the nearby monument to the 23rd New Jersey regiment. The monument was re-dedicated by the New Jersey Centennial Commission in 1964, which was founded in the 1950s to foster national unity in the face of the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War.

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