New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association (NJCWHA) was founded in 1998 as a volunteer organization whose goals are to preserve and protect New Jersey’s unique Civil War heritage, and to educate all New Jerseyans about the crucial role our state played in the battle to save the Union.NJCWHA was also the parent organization of the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee,from 2011-2015, and recognized by the NJ Governor and both houses of the NJ Legislature to be NJ’s representative organization for the State’s 150th Civil War commemoration. During the years, NJCWHA has undertaken many NJ Civil War projects to continue with our mission and goals to preserve, protect and enhance New Jersey’s rich Civil War heritage, while concurrently fostering support, understanding and appreciation of that heritage and our purposes are exclusively, charitable, education and cultural.
•Published seven, New Jersey Civil War related books, through our NJ Civil War 150 Committee, two publications were state recognized for their contribution to New Jersey History.•Co-sponsored the largest Civil War artifact exhibition seen in New Jersey, in conjunction with Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, which contained hundreds of NJ Civil War artifacts with an accompanying guide book to the exhibition.•School of the Solder, encampments held yearly since 2010, where reenactors demonstrate what military life and drill was like, for one weekend, usually in mid to early June. •Educational lectures throughout the state by noted NJ Authors. •NJ Civil War Flag Gallery: - NJCWHA brought attention to the plight of the NJ Civil War Flags and assisted in creating the Flag Gallery displaying these NJ treasures to the public again.•Civil War Voucher Project:Preserved and cataloged over 17.600 Civil War documents in the State Archives.•Newark’s Barringer Flag:Restored and conserved the 1st NJ State Militia (3 month) flag which was the first NJ Regiment to march into Washington DC in 1861 and reviewed by President Lincoln.•Civil War Exhibit: Helped create the permenant Civil War display at the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt. •Regimental Records Project: This project is assessing the costs and resources needed to preserve all of NJ Civil War regimental records (1860-1890), which document the history of the 40 regiments raised by New Jersey during the war. Currently, the first regiment, 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry complete records have been completed.
Some of NJCWHA’s Accomplishments
NJCWHA's Projects help save NJ's Civil War Heritage
Join NJCWHA’s efforts in the worthy cause of preserving and protecting New Jersey’s rich Civil War heritage
Your membership goes toward worthy NJ Civil War Preservation projects. Membership includes a quarterly informative newsletter describing all our latest preservation projects and events, our progress, press releases and updates about the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. Our Annual Meeting in March features noted Civil War authors and historians who speak on New Jersey and it's role during the Civil War. Also during the meeting NJ Civil War relics and historical artifacts are always on display and it gives members an opportunity to meet and discuss the Civil War and our many projects. We encourage all members get involved and help out this volunteer non profit organization. NJCWHA Trustee Meetings are held quarterly throughout the state, all are invited to attend. Also you will be joining the only Statewide Civil War Heritage Organization which is dedicated to preserving and protecting New Jersey's rich Civil War heritage by showing your devotion and support of the same civil war goals and objective. You can also help by giving a donation through our secure PayPal link.