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17 March 2011
  New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association News
For Immediate Release

March 14, 2011

Contacts: Dr. David Martin: New Jersey Civil War Heritage Assn President: dmartin@peddie.org

Author Joseph G. Bilby to speak on the newest publication in the NJ Civil War 150th Committee’s series

(Hightstown, NJ) With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War rapidly approaching, the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association will mark the occasion at its annual meeting on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held at 225 West State Street (corner of Calhoun and West State), the building that houses the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Museum’s Civil War Flag collection. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Following a brief business meeting to conduct trustee elections and detail the organization’s projects, including the plans of its New Jersey Civil War 150 Committee, designated the official state Civil War sesquicentennial organization by both governor and legislature, Joseph G. Bilby, the committee’s publications editor, will give a presentation on the committee’s forthcoming book, New Jersey's Civil War Odyssey.

The book, the committee’s third publication in a year, is an anthology of essays on the state’s Civil War experience from 1850 to 196 . Following the meeting, at approx 12:30 PM, Dr. David Martin will give a brief guided tour of the New Jersey Civil War Flags Gallery.

For more information, about the meeting, the NJ Civil War 150 Committee, the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, and their publications, see www.njcivilwar150.org/index.asp
 
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