A New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association subcommittee
An Anthology of Civil War Tales, from 1850 to 1961 Untold and Long-Forgotten Stories of New Jerseyans and How They Coped With the American Civil War and Its Memory, Including Accounts of New Jersey Civil War Political Myths, Jewish Jerseymen in the Ranks, A Confederate General From Elizabeth, Holding the Line at Gettysburg, Wartime Base Ball, the Hoboken Bounty-Jumper Sting, the “Great Reunion” at Deckertown, Strange Tales of War Monuments, a National Cemetery Full of Confederates, the Centennial Commission’s Principled Stand Against Racism, and Much More…
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New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey
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It is a tour de force in providing readers with wonderful stories and anecdotes of how the Civil war affected the Garden State and its residents, and vice versa. New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey is chock full of vignettes that demonstrate once again the rich tradition New Jersey played in our nation’s history. All citizens of the united states will benefit from reading this book. With Stories ranging from Abraham Lincoln, to the New Jersey Troops at Gettysburg, to veteran reminiscences, to baseball, there is something for everyone here. It is well researched and well written. Jay Jorgensen Author, historian & tour guide
A rich potpourri of articles and stories about New Jersey in the Civil War -- soldiers at the battle front, nurses at army hospitals, factories at home producing war material, political leaders, reunions and commemorations after the war, and much, much more. Especially notable is the attention paid to Jersey African Americans in the war. The authors explode a number of myths about Jerseyans and the war, and offer little known facts. James M. McPherson Pulitzer Prize Author, Professor Emeritus of US History, Princeton University
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New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey Published by the NJ Civil War 150 Committee of NJCWHA
Civil War 150 Committee
The New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee’s third publication, New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey: An Anthology of Civil War Tales from 1860 to 1961. Part of a projected series of books detailing the state's role in the greatest national crisis in American history, New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey, edited by Joseph G. Bilby, is a collection of essays relating untold and long forgotten tales of New Jerseyans and how they coped with the Civil War and its memory, from 1861 to 1961. This book also includes three unique original poems by New Jersey teacher and poet Scott Summers. New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey is an excellent and accessible source of information on the state's role in the Civil War for the interested public as well as teachers, journalists and local historians. The book's stories include a thorough debunking of persistent myths about New Jersey's role in the conflict as well as accounts of the state's considerable manufacturing contribution to the war effort, Jewish Jerseymen in the ranks of the Union army, the army hospital at Beverly, Jersey baseball in the army, and the strange tales of a Confederate general from Elizabeth and a bizarre "bounty jumper" sting, which resulted in a debt the federal government still owes to Jersey City. Combat narratives include the 11th New Jersey Infantry's dramatic fighting retreat at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 and the role of New Jersey's two "Zouave" regiments, dressed in French North African style uniforms, in General Sherman's Atlanta campaign and "March to the Sea," as well as the history of the 22nd United States Colored Infantry, an African- American unit composed almost entirely of New Jerseyans who recorded a stellar battle record. Essays on the state's post-conflict Civil War heritage include accounts of Judson Kilpatrick's 10,000 beer-barrel-fueled 1878 "Great Reunion" and battle reenactment at Deckertown, unusual tales of war monuments around the state and beyond, a national cemetery full of Confederates in Salem County, the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission's ground breaking and principled stand against racism, and much more…
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Scenes from General Judson Kilpatrick’s reenactment at his Sussex County Farm with Civil War Veterans and NJ National Guard Troops in August 25-28, 1878
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