Learn About Cranford’s Civil War Heritage At Lecture

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Photo of a Civil War soldier from Cranford (courtesy of the Cranford Public Library)

CRANFORD—Local historian Steven Glazer will present a lecture about “Cranford’s Civil War Heritage” on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.

Seventy Cranford residents played roles during the events of the Civil War. Most served with the Union forces, while some few supported the cause of the Confederacy. All contributed in some way to Cranford’s development.

Glazer has been researching these connections between Cranford and the Civil War for almost a decade. His presentation will portray many of these local veterans, the homes in which they lived, and the mark they left on Cranford.

Glazer is a member of New Jersey’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and Chair of the Civil War Anniversary Committee of the Cranford Historical Society. He recently published a book regarding his research, “Discover Your Community’s Civil War Heritage” (2010). Glazer also contributed to two other works regarding New Jersey and the Civil War: “New Jersey Goes to War: Biographies of 150 New Jerseyans Caught up in the Struggle of the Civil War” (2010), and “New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey” (2011). The three books will be available for sale at the program.

Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library.

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