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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Antietam’s New Jersey Monument

Of the cluster of monuments dotting the southwest corner of Antietam’s bloody Cornfield, one seems to stand out among the rest. Its height is certainly not unique, nor is the fact that a bronze soldier adorns it (one can find … Continue reading

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A Soldier From Siam

We are happy to welcome back guest author Jim Sundman. When George Dupont appeared before Lieutenant John Grimes to join Company B of the 13th New Jersey Volunteers on August 12, 1862, Grimes may have hesitated before he wrote down … Continue reading

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Disease: A Tale of Two Regiments (Part 2)

We are happy to welcome back Jim Sundman for part 2 of his Disease series. In late October 1862 my ancestor Garrett Bush deserted his regiment while it was encamped on Maryland Heights across from Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Bush was … Continue reading

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Disease: A Tale of Two Regiments (Part 1)

We are happy to welcome back guest author Jim Sundman On October 1, 1862, Corporal Joseph Couse of the 107th New York regiment died of “brain fever” while his unit was encamped on Maryland Heights across the Potomac River from … Continue reading

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And Your Age Is?

Today we welcome guest author Jim Sundman. When future New Jersey governor Franklin Murphy walked into a recruiting office for the 13th New Jersey Volunteers in Newark on July 19, 1862, he told the enlistment officer he was eighteen, the … Continue reading

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