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 [...]

Gen. Meade comes alive for Greenwich Tea Burners Chapter

The Daughters of the American Revolution usually look back in time to the founding of our country.
But, on Monday, the Greenwich Tea Burners Chapter was taken forward to the Civil War Era.
And an engaging trip it was.

At Finn’s Point National Cemetery, wreaths placed to pay tribute to soliders who rest there

Hundreds gathering here Saturday morning at Finn’s Point National Cemetery to celebrate the memory of those lost heroes and heroines who fought for freedom.
At noon, the Salem County Oak Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the third year, took part in the national Wreaths Across America event in an effort to [...]

Cranford Historical Society to present ‘A Civil War Era Christmas Concert’

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee of the Cranford Historical Society is proud to present “A Civil War Era Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Crane-Phillips House Museum.
Plan to join the outstanding local musicians (Mary Heller, Mel Freda and Deborah Schnapf,) for a Civil War Era Christmas Concert [...]


 In 1864, when he died at the age of twenty-two in the notorious Civil War prison at Andersonville, Georgia, John S. Jameson was already widely admired for his artistic and musical talents. Frederic Church had praised and befriended him; John F. Kensett honored him posthumously. Throughout his brief life, Jameson was surrounded by accomplished artists [...]

Scouts assist Civil War effort

Scouts from Troop 97 of Sussex Wantage recently photographed the headstones of the 35 Civil War soldiers buried there and they marked the geographical position with GPS technology. Their efforts were done on behalf of a countywide project to document every Civil War soldier who is buried in Sussex County.

Learn ‘Why Lincoln Fought the Civil War’

Guest speaker Richard Schwartz, an Abraham Lincoln authority, will present “Why Lincoln Fought the Civil War” during the next Montville Twp. Historic Society’s program on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Schwartz is noted for giving some of the best presentations at the meetings of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table. He is the Whippany [...]

Sussex County author has Civil War book for kids

Sussex County author Robert Jones has just released his third book on the Civil War and his first for children called “Children at Battle of Gettysburg, Their Unforgettable Summer.”
During Newton Heritage Day on Oct. 9, Jones will be at An Open Book on 169 Spring St. from 2 to 5 p.m. signing and discussing this [...]

Remembering the Confederate Raider CSS Alabama – in New Jersey?

The Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama, built in the English shipyard of John Laird and Sons in 1862, quickly became the scourge of the United States merchant fleet during the Civil War. A heavily armed, fast running ship equipped with both sail and steam propulsion, CSS Alabama was commanded by Confederate navy officer Raphael Semmes, [...]

Civil War Reenactment Set at Cold Spring Village

The troops of the Blue and Gray will take the field at Historic Cold Spring Village’s popular annual Civil War Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.11th and 12th from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and speak with the authentically clad military and civilian reenactors throughout each day.