NJ Civil War Book Wins Award

gettysburgSTATE — Dr. David Martin’s New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook, a publication of the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, has won the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance’s (NJSAA) award as the “Best New Jersey Reference Book” published in 2013. The guide is the second Committee publication to win “Best New Jersey Reference Book,” following New Jersey Goes to War.

Dr. Martin, author of 25 books on the Civil War and American Revolution and a well known Gettysburg scholar, provides a comprehensive narrative on New Jersey’s soldiers at the battle. The book includes synopses of each of the state’s regiments and batteries, including details on their strength, weapons, and casualties as well as detailed maps showing their movements over the course of the three days of fighting. Each unit summary also includes information on the commemorative monuments erected by New Jersey veterans and the state on the field in the years following the Civil War.

The New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook is thoroughly indexed and illustrated with 70 period and contemporary photographs of soldiers, commanders, battle flags, monuments and veteran reunions on the field. Maps and GPS locations are provided for every monument, and an appendix provides information on all New Jersey soldiers who were killed in the battle and are buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Dr. Martin and the winners in other categories will be present at a panel discussion to be held by the NJSAA in the Pane Room of Alexander Library at Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:15 p.m.

Copies of the New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook are available online from the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee at http://www.njcivilwar150.com/ and from Longstreet House, PO Box 730, Hightstown, NJ 08520 for $15 plus $5 shipping.

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