A New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association subcommittee
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
Rodman Price Cornelia Hancock Edwin D Ulmer Philip Kearny Harriet Tubman Willie McGee John Henry Lawson Samuel Gibbs French
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New Jersey Goes to War
Awarded the 2011 Non Fiction Reference Book by the NJ Studies Alliance Alliance
5 out of 5 stars, for excellent scholarship: "This book is so jam-packed with fascinating characters that it will entrain and enlighten even those who are not into the Civil War or military history. It's less about the battles and Generals and more a study of varied human beings who participated in this national trauma both directly and peripherally." - Garden State Legacy   
New Jersey Goes to War is a must-read for anyone interested in local history or the Civil War. Editor Joseph Bilby has collected the biographies of 150 noteworthy New Jerseyans who participated in that great conflict, including heroes and villains, the famous and the forgotten. Favorite sons, including fearless Phil Kearny, are juxtaposed with schemers like Oliver “Pet” Halsted and his Intelligent Whale submarine. The bravery of common soldiers such as George Ashby is paired with the selflessness of nurses like Cornelia Hancock. Their stories and the others that populate this book make the Civil War come alive. Richard Veit, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of History and Anthropology, Monmouth University
“Discussions throughout the book,suggest potential avenues for further research, and ably show the Civil War complexities to a wider audience. This book is recommended to seasoned historians and novices alike." - Civil War News
With this book the New Jersey Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee demonstrates that exploring a great event through the lives of ordinary men and women helps history come to life. New Jersey Goes to War reveals the human side of the great struggle of 1861-1865 and is a must-read for anyone interested in that ever fascinating subject. Marc Mappen co-editor, The Encyclopedia of New Jersey
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New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial 150 2011                                                                                2015 New Jersey
New Jersey Goes to War Published by the NJ Civil War 150 Committee of NJCWHA
 Civil War 150 Committee
The   biographies   have   been   submitted   by   a   number   of   contributors,   whose   names   are   noted   following   each entry.      Where   applicable,   sources   for   further   information   on   an   individual   subject   are   noted   in   parentheses. Fuller   citations   are   available   in   a   brief   selected   bibliography   of   books,   articles   and   manuscripts   which   will, in turn, often lead the reader to further sources. Internet citations provide complete access information. Joseph G. Bilby, Editor
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In   commemoration   of   the   Sesquicentennial   of   the   Civil   War,   the   New   Jersey Civil   War   150th   Anniversary   Committee   has   compiled   brief   biographies   of   New Jerseyans   of   the   era,   famous   and   obscure,   whose   lives   were   affected   by   the conflict   and   the   events   surrounding   it.      The   representative   sampling   here   is   part of   the   total   of   150   stories   of   soldiers   and   civilians,   including   heroes,   scoundrels and   ordinary   folks   just   getting   by,   that   will   be   published   in   book   form   in   the   near future.      These   are   the   tales   of   men   and   women   of   diverse   races,   religions   and ethnic   backgrounds,   and   the   selections   include   enlisted   men,   officers,   nurses, politicians,   diplomats,   manufacturers,   merchants,   writers,   poets   and   artists   who were   born   in   or   immigrated   to   our   state   and   lived   here   before,   during   or   after   the war.      When   faced   with   the   most   climactic   event   in   American   history,   the   people of   New   Jersey’s   Civil   War   generation   became,   whether   they   wished   it   or   not, actors   upon   the   historical   stage   rather   than   observers.   Many   of   their   lives   were, indisputably,   in   the   oft-quoted   words   of   Oliver   Wendell   Holmes,   graphically “touched   with   fire,”   others   less   so,   but   all   of   them,   for   better   or   worse,   would never be the same.