The most important N.J. Revolutionary War event you never heard of to be recreated in overnight march

assetContent (10)General George Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night is a well-known iconic moment of American history, but the actions of a little-known militia in N.J. just over a week later, which would help turn the tide of the Revolutionary War, receive far less fanfare. That’s about the change, however, as Rutgers-Camden graduate… Read the rest of this entry »
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When Franklin Roosevelt Asked Joe Kennedy to Drop His Pants


fdrSeventy-five years after the American isolationists was defeated by Franklin Roosevelt, their ideas are being quietly and carefully promoted again by libertarian Republicans like Rand Paul. In this extract from his new book, The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists and the Road to World War II, Nicholas Wapshott explains the dilemma the president faced as the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: History | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monday, April 1-Sneak Preview of PBS Civil War Series which highlights New Jersey Regiments

Civil War: The Untold Story The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association will co-host with
Great Divide Pictures and theMonmouth County Library, a Sneak Preview screening of the upcoming PBS mini-series Civil War: The Untold Story, tonight at 6:30 PM at the Monmouth County Library Main Branch,
125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.

The Untold Story covers the often overlooked battles of the western
theater of the Civil War.  Subjects covered include the control of the Mississippi River, the Battle of Shiloh, General  Grant’s siege of Vicksburg,
the Battle of Chickamauga, and the occupation of Atlanta, General Sherman’s March to the Sea and the eventual surrender of the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. New Jersey units, including the 13th, 33rd
and 35th New Jersey Infantry Regiments and the 2nd New Jersey Cavalry, were actively engaged in the fighting in the west in 1864 and 1865. Chris Wheeler, the film’s producer, will be on-hand to add
commentary, conduct a question, and answer session after the
presentation. This event is free to the public.
For further information, see Great Divide’s web site

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Today in History for Jan. 3rd

Today in History for Jan. 3rd (via AP Video)

http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Highlights of Today in History: Washington’s army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born. (Jan. 3) The Associated Press…

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Today in History for December 29th

Today in History for December 29th (via AP Video)

Noblemen in Russia murder Gregory Rasputin; Wounded Knee massacre takes place; Texas joins the United States as the 28th state; Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia; First YMCA opens in Boston. (Dec. 29)

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Today in History for December 25th

Today in History for December 25th (via AP Video)

George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. (Dec. 25)

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