Exploring the county’s Deep ties With the civil War

Originally presented at the Ocean County Library’s Civil War Living History Encampment, June 13, on the steps of the Ocean County Court House.

We’re here to mark that day in history when the Union held together—so that we, present day Americans, could be free.

For months, after Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president in November 1860, the nation was on the verge of collapse.

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