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Camp of the 4th New Jersey Regt, Harpers Weekly June 29, 1861
New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial 150 2011                                                                                2015 New Jersey
New Jersey Civil War Museums
 Civil War 150 Committee
New Jersey State Archives  225 West State Street  Trenton, NJ 08608-1001 http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/   The New Jersey State Archives houses an extensive collection of  wartime and post-war records relating to the state's volunteer regiments.  The State Archives holds almost 380 cubic feet of Civil War-related  records created or collected by the offices of the Adjutant General,  Treasurer, and Secretary of State.  http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/civilwargrant.html  Civil War Flag Collection of NJ  New Jersey Department of State  State Museum of New Jersey New Jersey Department of State Building Galleries  225 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey (corner of Calhoun  and State Streets)  http://www.nj.gov/state/museum/dos_museum_exhibit_civil-war-flags.html  Visiting Hours: Open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm except on state  holidays. Admission Free   The New Jersey State House Flag Collection consists of 191 flags, 132 of which are from the  Civil War era. In October 2000, the Civil War flags stable enough for display were moved to  their present location in the Department of State Building.  Five are shown at one time, and  flags are periodically rotated on display.  The exhibit is enhanced with illustrated narrative on  the role of New Jersey and its citizens in the Civil War, as well as some artifacts of the era.   National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey at Sea Girt  New Jersey Division of Military and Veteran Affairs  Sea Girt National Guard Training Center  Sea Girt Avenue and Camp Drive  Sea Girt, New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/military/museum/  Visiting Hours: Open to the public on the following schedule: Winter: October 1 -- April 30: Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday, and first and third weekends 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Summer : May 1 – September 30: Monday through  Friday, and first and third weekends, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  For further information,  including guided tours, call 732-974-5966, Museum store on premises, Admission  Free  The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey presents the role of the New  Jersey Militia and National Guard within the context of the larger history of the  state, using original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts  and art from the period of Dutch, Swedish and British colonization through the  War for Independence, Civil War and World Wars I and II to the present day,  paying particular attention to the diversity of the New Jersey citizen soldier and  his or her experience.   The museum’s Civil War exhibit, has expand for the 150th anniversary, and now includes a “Visualizing History: A  New Jersey Civil War Camp” as well as artifacts and weapons used by New Jersey soldiers of the era, enhanced  by the New Jersey related artwork of renowned Civil War artist Don Troiani and explanatory  narrative on the role of New Jerseyans in the war.  A highlight of the museum’s  collection is the “Intelligent Whale,” a Civil War submarine built in Newark, New  Jersey. One of only six Model 1857 “Napoleon” cannons is on display with a  replica carriage in the main gallery, This is the only period artillery piece on  museum display in the state.  Grand Army of the Republic & Sons of Union Veterans  of the Civil War Museum  General James A. Garfield Camp 151 Eggert Crossing Road  Lawrenceville, New Jersey http://ftp.genlyon.addr.com/inder.html/museum.htm   Visiting Hours: Open to the public on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and for special events and tours.  For further  information, including tours, call 609-530-6907  Admission Free  The museum is located in the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory.  Its collection of original artifacts, including  an 1861 flag of the 3rd Militia Regiment, muskets, swords, bayonets, ammunition, canteens, accoutrements,  uniform buttons, shoes, prison camp and battlefield relics and cooking equipment, as well as documents, artwork,  memorabilia and veteran reunion medals, GAR Allied Orders encampment  badges and ephemera, was originally assembled by members of the New Jersey  posts of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the Union veterans’ organization  and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The museum also maintains an  extensive Civil War Library. It is currently administered by the Sons of Union  Veterans, an organization of descendants of those who fought in the Union  army, navy, marine corps and revenue cutter service during the Civil War.    Camp Olden Civil War Round Table Museum  The Civil War and Native American Museum  John Abbott Farm  222 Kuser Road Hamilton, New Jersey http://www.campolden.org/   Open to the public on the second and third weekends of every month, from 1:00 pm – 4:00  pm.  School trips by arrangement.  For further information, including school tours, call 609-  585-8900  Museum store on premises  Admission Free  Exhibits at the Camp Olden Museum, co-located with the Native American Museum, include  uniforms, weapons, equipment and material relating to the experience of the common soldier  in the Civil War.  The museum has a gift shop with many Civil War and some Native American  books and period related items, including CDs, videos, novelties and other interesting items.   Vineland Historical Society Museum  108 South Seventh Street  Vineland, New Jersey http://www.vinelandhistory.org/   http://www.lyoncamp.org/   Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm. For further information, call 856-691-1111.  Tours available by appointment. Admission free but donations welcomed  A Grand Army of the Republic veterans’ organization exhibit is maintained by the  Lyon Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, in the Vineland Historical  Society museum.  A room dedicated to the Lyon Post #10 GAR is set up in the manner  of a 19th century GAR meeting hall.  The room contains many of the furnishings of  the original post including the secretary’s desk and bookshelf which still holds much  of the Lyon Post’s original correspondence.  The holding also includes a number of  the post’s original records and library, including its Minute books, Descriptive Book,  Personal War Sketch book, New Jersey Department Encampment reports, regimental  histories and many other titles.  Also on display are a number of GAR badges and  various artifacts donated by the post members, including rifles, backpacks, flags,  hats and accoutrements.   Gettysburg Museum of History 219 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 337-2035 http://www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory.com/ The Gettysburg Museum of History is FREE and a “must see” for anyone with an interest in Gettysburg – or  American Military History and Politics. Curator Erik Dorr has amassed an impressive collection of 4,000  artifacts on display from The Civil War, World Wars and Political History and several New Jersey Civil War Items  from Gettysburg including and the Lt Edwin R. Good 11th NJ Infantry collection who was severely wounded at  Gettysburg.  
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Many museums in local historical societies around the state of New Jersey have a few Civil War  objects in their collections or on display,  but few are dedicated to explaining the state’s role in the  Civil War through specific narratives and exhibits of significant artifact collections associated with  the conflict. The following institutions are dedicated in whole or in part to those missions.  
NJ State Archives NJ Civil War Flag Gallery Vineland Hist Society GAR & SUV Civil War              Museum Camp Olden Civil War   Round Table Museum National Guard Militia  Museum of NJ at Sea Girt Gettysburg Museum of History
New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee is a subcommittee of New Jersey Civil War Heritage Assn, PO Box 442, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075 Info@njcivilwar150.org