NJ Medal, Officer WIA Gettysburg
Excellent New Jersey Civil War service medal. Number attributed and period engraved with name and he has added his home! Recipient was an officer in the 11th New Jersey and severally wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Attractively period engraved to
Edwin R. Good
Hamilton Square, NJ
Edwin R. Good Enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant and commissioned into "F" Co. NJ 11th Infantry Promotion to 1st Lieut 2/18/1863. Severely Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA
He was discharged for disability on 10/7/1863
Died 9/1/1916. A write up on the engagement follows the images.
11th NJ at Gettysburg, report of the commanding officer
July 1: Resumed the march at 7.30 a. m. Marched by way of Emmitsburg, and halted within 2 miles of Gettysburg, where we remained during the night.
July 2: Morning dawned; considerable fog; breakfast over. Troops moving in different directions, apparently taking up their several positions. Received orders to move. We marched but a short distance when the brigade formed in column of regiments, my regiment in the rear. Cannonading now commenced on different parts of our lines, after which we received orders to deploy and form
line of battle. The artillery fight now became general and very heavy; hard fighting on the extreme left of our lines; orders to move forward in line of battle, the third battalion the battalion of direction; my regiment on the left of our brigade.
The movement was executed handsomely. Before reaching the crest of the hill occupied by our line of pickets, on the summit of which stood a little farmhouse and garden, we were halted, with the right of my regiment in the orchard in front of the house and ordered to lie down. In a short time a rebel battery secured our range, when I received orders to move by my left flank in front of the One hundred and twentieth New York Regt., so as to give room for one of our batteries to take a position on the crest of the hill. After a severe cannonading on both sides, I was ordered back to my old position.
In a few minutes I was ordered to change my front by throwing back my left. This done, we lay down awaiting the enemy. I ordered that when the enemy advanced on us we fire by rank, rear rank first, so as to be enabled to hold in check the enemy after the first fire. Capt. Benedict, assistant adjutant-general, rode up and cautioned me to be careful and not fire on our own men, pointing to those around the house and garden, who seemed to remain as though no enemy were near them. It was but a few minutes until our pickets came rushing in, closely followed by the rebels, who took possession of the house and garden. I ordered "Fire!" at which time I fell, severely wounded by a Minie ball in my left leg and a piece of shell in my right foot, when I was carried to the rear.