NJ Civil War Flag Rotation
Historic New Jersey Civil War Flags on Display At
The State Museum In Trenton until June 2023
(Trenton, NJ - December 16, 2022) - New Jersey contributed over 80,000 men to the Civil
War and the New Jersey State Museum has over 100 flags carried by New Jersey’s troops
in the war in its collection. Five of these historic flags will be unveiled in specially designed
exhibit cases at the New Jersey State Museum located at 205 West State Street in Trenton
at 10 AM on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. The flags gallery exhibit area is located at
the right rear of the main first floor of the museum. Free off-street parking is available
behind the museum.
The unveiling will feature four regimental
battle flags and one headquarters flag
carried by New Jersey troops.
The most unique flag in this group is a
fancy blue Regimental flag featuring a
hand-painted New Jersey state seal that
was presented to the 23rd Regiment by
“The Sunday School Army of Burlington
County” in April 1863.
Another unique flag in this group is a
swallow-tailed guidon of the 4th New
Jersey Battery from 1863. This flag is
one of the few artillery guidons that have
survived, and it is the only one to have a
list of its battles painted on it.
Also in this group are the National flag of the 8th Infantry, which was carried in action at
Gettysburg, as well as a beautiful late war
National flag of the 7th Infantry, which is
adorned with the names of 24 battles that the
unit fought in.
The fifth flag in this unveiling is a
headquarters flag from the famous “First
New Jersey Brigade” carried during the last
two years of the war in Virginia.
These flags have not been on display since
Organized by the New Jersey State Museum and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage
Association, the unveiling event will feature an educational gallery walk by flag historian
Dr. David Martin. He is currently preparing a detailed history of the State’s Civil War flags
for publication. The exhibit was prepared by Nicholas Ciotola, Curator of Cultural History at
the New Jersey State Museum.
These flags will be shown until late June 2023, when a new group of flags will be put on
New Jersey Civil War Flag Exhibition
NJ State Museum, Main Building, South Gallery, 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
FREE, Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association
Invites You To Participate In A Social Studies Essay Competition
(Open to Eighth and Ninth Grade Students)
Deadline May 1, 2023
During the American Civil War, one of the most important battles occurred just 180 miles south west of
Trenton, NJ at Gettysburg, PA. Most historians agree that this battle was the turning point of the Civil War.
New Jersey fielded around 4,000 troops in 14 regiments and batteries of soldiers at Gettysburg.
The assignment is to pick one of New Jersey’s regiments , or one of the commanders of a New Jersey
regiment. Then, give a report on their actions during the Gettysburg battle in July 1863.
For example: The 12th NJ Volunteer Infantry Regiment, or Colonel George Burling.
1 - Must be typed double space.
2 - No less than 500 words. No more than 700 words.
3 - Any quotes must have footnotes.
4 - Deadline is MAY 1, 2023.
NO Extensions or Exceptions.
5 - Use the reference links that are provided below:
A: General Overview of Battle of Gettysburg:
B: Order of Battle, Army of the Potomac:
C: Gettysburg National Military Park website:
D: Stryker’s New Jersey in the War of the Rebellion:
E: John Y. Foster’s 1868 book, New Jersey in the War of the Rebellion:
F: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion:
Each participating district will submit the top three entries selected by the teachers.
Once the essays are submitted using the email address below, they will be reviewed by a
committee of members of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association (NJCWHA).
ALL RESULTS ARE FINAL
PRIZES: Award Certificates and Amazon Gift Cards will be sent to the winners’ schools
for Awards Night or Graduation Ceremonies.
Awards are Amazon Gift Cards: 1st Place - $100; 2nd Place - $75; 3rd Place - $50.
Submit Entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website: http://www.njcivilwar.com
For questions, contact Dr. David Martin, email@example.com