Talk to bring Civil War alive for residents of the historic West Fields

Research into Civil War history at the local level will be discussed by Steven D. Glazer, a member of the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, at the Genealogical Society of the West Fields on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street.
Glazer is currently completing a booklet [...]

New Jerseyans in the Civil War

“New Jersey Goes to War: Biographies of 150 New Jerseyans Caught Up in the Struggle of the Civil War, including Soldiers, Civilians, Men, Women, Heroes, Scoundrels – and a Heroic Horse,” is a publication of New Jersey’s official Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee (

Blue, grey, and green of the Civil War

“The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places…” is the opening line of the PBS Civil War documentary. Given the chance, the Morris County Parks Commission would finish it by saying, “and at every one of those places there were plants, plants for food and drink, for dying uniforms blue or grey, plants for shelter, [...]

History grant to help Mercer, Burlco teachers

Teachers in five school districts in Mercer and Burlington counties will embark on an in-depth study of U.S. history, courtesy of a $946,425 federal education grant.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-Hopewell, announced the funds, which stem from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Grants Program

Civil War comes to Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead for the weekend

The 10th annual Lambertville Civil War Living History Weekend will be August 7 and 8 at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum at the intersection of Routes 29 and 202 in Delaware Twp.
The weekend will includes displays of Civil War era battlefield medicine, engineering, cooking, and other elements of life. There will be historically accurate Civil War [...]

Judson Kilpatrick, Vernon’s Civil War hero (sort of)

The granite grave marker for General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick in the cemetery at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Some years ago I made a pilgrimage to the cemetery up at West Point. It’s a lovely place at the historic military academy, up on the banks of the Hudson River. And it’s not hard to [...]

Hanover cops: 2 injured when mistaken Civil War gun powder tube explodes

A 66-year-old Livingston man was burned when a man asked him for a light and, instead of lighting a cigarette as he thought, he lit a paper cartridge filled with gun powder.
Police said Joseph Princiotta, 42, of Jersey City, obtained the cartridge from his friend, a Civil War re-enactor, who had the tube of gun [...]

Gadi will attend Civil War confab

Rishita Gadi, a junior at Bergenfield High School, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the week-long Civil War Institute Conference in Ghettysburg, Pa. She was nominated by Jennifer Brunet, a social studies teacher, based on her academic achievement, character, and interest in history.

North and South get set for rematch at Dey Farm

The 40-acre Dey Farm on Federal Road will once again turn into a battleground and encampment for Union and Confederate soldiers who will re-enact a battle from the Civil War on June 26 and 27.
“This two-day event is a great way for our residents to see firsthand what life was like for soldiers during the [...]

Waldwick salutes its Civil War hero

“About face! Forward march! Company, halt! Rest!”
So ordered the captain of the Chesapeake Volunteer Guard, which came last week to honor the life of Pvt. Benjamin Everson, a Civil War hero who owned a farm exactly where Crescent School now stands — the kind of discovery that guard member Robert Stevenson said was “not a [...]