N.J. historians track down Civil War veteran’s grave at Hillside cemetery family plot

Forget those grade-school history lessons and all that talk of April 12, 1861 — the supposed start of the Civil War.

It was this month, 150 years ago, when a scrappy bunch of Citadel cadets lit a fuse and fired a cannonball across the bow of the Star of the West as the steamer churned toward the U.S. Army base of Fort Sumter, S.C., with 200 musket-toting troops and months of supplies in its hold.

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